Its that time of the year. Time for harvesting the goodness of your garden….and sharing it with ME! A friend & co-worker told me that his family doesn’t care for cucumbers, except him. So he brought me a bunch so they wouldn’t go to waste. Thats what this post is about right? Nope. I ate those. Immediately. But I told him that I had THE BEST cucumber salad recipe EVER. And I do. I said I’d make him some and share the recipe. So here we go.
This recipe comes from Donna Dobratz. My other mother back in the day. It is hands down the best cucumber salad ever. Try it and see. Pretty easy too. I like easy. A lot.
Here is the recipe, photos to follow.
1 cup of mayonnaise
4 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
1/2 teaspoon dill weed
One large yellow onion
OK! Here we go!
Dice up your yellow onion. Toss it in a bowl. Then slice up your cucumbers. I use a mandolin. WAY faster, way easier. Remember? I like easy.
These are “store bought” cucumbers and it doesn’t even matter. This recipe still rocks face.
Diced up sweet yellow onion.
The mandolin. Best invention ever. Well for cucumber salad anyway.
OK! You get your onions and cukes all tossed together in a bowl. Lightly salt the cucumbers as you go. There is no measured amount of salt. Slice a couple, throw some salt on them, slice some more…a little more salt. The purpose of the salt is to get some of the water out of the cucumbers. Seasoning is secondary. Put the onions and cukes in the fridge to let the water come out.
Now, on to the magic. Mix the first four ingredients together in a bowl.
You MUST use mayonnaise. Don’t use Miracle Whip or any other ‘salad dressing’. So gross. If you hate mayonnaise…well then move along from this post. XOXOXOX
Another must…apple cider vinegar. Don’t use white…or any wine types. Apple. Cider. Word.
I cover the sauce and put it in the fridge while the water seeps out of the cukes. Maybe an hour. However long your patience holds out. Just drain at least some of the water off of the cucumbers or your sauce will be too diluted.
Mix the sauce & cukes together, cover and refrigerate at least a couple of hours to let all the flavors come together. If you taste along the way…you’ll think omg this is nasty. It really does all have to come together and its KILLER.
Finished product, ready for the flavors to marry each other. Seriously, its so delicious….I dunk Triscuts in the sauce and tear those up along with the cukes.
Try it! Lemme know how you likey?!! And a huge thanks to Donna for sharing her recipe with me allllllll those years ago. Love you lady!!!