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Summer Cucumber and Dill Salad

Serves 4 to 6
Time 2 hr 15 min
Straight from a loving grandmother's kitchen comes this wonderful way to celebrate the end-of-summer bounty of garden cucumbers. Mixed with onion and sea salt and then chilled, the cucumbers take on a tender-crisp texture. Plan ahead to make this simple salad, as it requires several hours of refrigeration before serving.
Ingredients
  • 3 medium cucumbers peeled and very thinly sliced
  • 1 small white onion very thinly sliced
  • 2 teaspoons fine sea salt plus one pinch salt
  • 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh dill
Method

In a large colander, toss together cucumbers, onion and 2 teaspoons of the salt. Place the colander over a bowl to catch draining liquid and refrigerate for 1 to 2 hours. Cucumbers will shrink considerably as salt releases their moisture.

Rinse cucumbers and onion under cold running water and let drain thoroughly, about 20 minutes, then transfer to a bowl. Add vinegar, dill and pinch of salt and toss to combine. Cover and refrigerate for 1 to 2 hours before serving.

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  • 3 medium cucumbers peeled and very thinly sliced
  • 1 small white onion very thinly sliced
  • 2 teaspoons fine sea salt plus one pinch salt
  • 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh dill