This crisp and tangy salad from our Test Kitchen hits the spot on warm afternoons and evenings. Sprinkling the cucumbers with salt and letting them sit draws out excess water so they stay nice and crisp.
"Mother always made this refreshing salad when w had Sunday guests," relates Ruth Andrewson of Leavenworth, Washington. "It has a light, pleasant dressing and looks lovely served in a pretty glass bowl."
"When cousins visited from Russia, they made us a meal that included this wonderful vegetable salad," relates Rhonda Egler of Mooresville, Indiana. "Its refreshing flavor goes over well at family get-togethers."
When we have fresh cabbage and cucumbers from the garden, this is one of my favorite salads to make for Sunday dinner. But with fresh produce available year-round, it's good anytime.—DeEtta Rasmussen, Fort Madison, Iowa
"WE HAD an enormous vegetable garden, so we enjoyed freshly picked cucumbers in summer. After the cucumber were sliced and soaked awhile in salt water. Mother added thick cream, which she carefully scooped from the top of some fresh milk."
"Crisp, garden-fresh cukes are always in season when we hold our family reunion...and they really shine in this simple salad," confirms Betsy Carlson from Rockford, Illinois. "The recipe can easily be expanded to make large quantities, too."
Here's a delicious way to enjoy garden-fresh cucumbers year-round. I got this recipe from a friend and made good use of it one year after my husband harvested a very large crop. Just defrost...and enjoy the crispy texture!