"THIS SALAD is a refreshing complement to any meal, and it's attractive on the table. Whenever I'm asked to bring a dish to a potluck dinner, I prepare this salad. I often make it for friends and neighbors, too. It's always much appreciated."
- 1 medium cucumber
- 1 package (3 ounces) lime gelatin
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup boiling water
- 1 cup mayonnaise
- 1 cup (8 ounces) 4% cottage cheese
- 1 small onion, grated
- Sliced cucumbers and fresh parsley, optional
- Peel and halve cucumber; remove the seeds. Shred and pat dry; set aside. In a bowl, combine gelatin and salt with boiling water; stir until dissolved. Add mayonnaise and cottage cheese; mix well. Stir in the onion and shredded cucumber. Pour into an oiled 5-cup mold. Refrigerate until firm. Unmold onto a serving platter. Garnish with cucumbers and parsley if desired. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Cool Cucumber Salad in Reminisce Extra April 1995, p47
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