What tastes like summer? Watermelon, freshly squeezed lemonade and cucumber salad. Nothing beats fresh cucumbers straight out of the garden unless you add some mayo, fresh dill, salt, sugar and a little vinegar. Waalah! Now you have a cucumber salad.
Here's what you do.
1. Grab 3 cucumbers and cut them up with your knife or slicer.
2. Thickness depends on your own preference. I prefer mine a little thicker. I don't like them wobbly when I eat them. So I cut them 1/8 of an inch thick or so. I didn't break out the ruler or anything, just eybe-balled it.
Throw these in some tupperware. Note: we are going to be keeping these in the fridge. Pick something that will keep these air-tight.
3. Gather your "mix" ingredients: white distilled vinegar (although I imagine apple cider vinegar might be tasty too. I haven't tried that yet though.), mayonnaise, salt, sugar and...wait for it....fresh dill (although you can use dill from a jar too. I have in a pinch.)
4. Add ingredients to the bowl:
- 1 c. mayo
- 3 tsp. vinegar
- 1 tsp. salt
- 3 tbsp. sugar
*Note: I figured out a handy trick while making it this time. I was trying to get as much of the mayo out of the bottle as possible and thought...why not put my vinegar in there and then shake it up and dump out? The vinegar should loosen the mayo up and make it a little more liquid, thereby make it easier to empty?
So...I tried it.
Worked like a charm!
Use whatever salt you have on hand. I wanted to use this sea salt w/grinder so that's what I chose but you could use regular table salt or pink Himalayan sea salt if you're feeling fancy. (I've got that too and will use that too depending on my mood or tastes.)
Add some sugar. I believe this helps balance out the flavors. You won't even know it's there but it'll be there helping out the entire taste sensation.
6. Whisk whisk until combined nicely. My preferred consistency is a little bit more liquidy so I'll add more vinegar if it seems too thick. If you like it thicker go for it. This is all about your own preference.
That's what makes cooking fun. You can adjust a recipe to fit your style.
Fresh dill...that sweet smell. It always reminds me of when I was a kid out on the farm baling hay. ahhh...fond memories.
7. Chop up this lovely piece of heaven very finely.
Take a peek at your pile and add more if you think it doesn't have enough. FYI I added more.
8. Whisk for a sec. into mixture.
9. Now pour over cucumbers, mix if you want each cucumber to be covered, seal and put in fridge. I let sit usually at least an hour or overnight. The longer they sit the better they get.
These cucumbers should last about a week or more. Although if you're anything like me they last about 2 days. I'm constantly going back to the fridge to stick a fork in and grab a few more. They are that tasty. :)
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