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Cool Cucumber Salad

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. —Elisabeth Garrison, Elmer, New Jersey
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 1 medium cucumber
  • 1 package (3 ounces) lime gelatin
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup boiling water
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 cup 4% cottage cheese
  • 1 small onion, grated
  • Optional: Sliced cucumbers and fresh parsley


  • 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.
Nutrition Facts
1 slice: 370 calories, 31g fat (5g saturated fat), 22mg cholesterol, 759mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 1g fiber), 6g protein.

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  • Penny
    Jul 24, 2018

    I prefer this with cream cheese instead of cottage's a texture thing

  • LaConnerLady
    Dec 27, 2015

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  • cast_iron_king
    Feb 19, 2014

    The flavors combine very well and make this a tasty and interesting salad, but it was way too salty. I'm not sure what the salt is doing there. I will make this again, but I will use half the salt, or eliminate it altogether.

  • HOGWriter
    May 1, 2013

    I found this recipe while reading the 9th edition of "A Taste of the Country" page 105. We love cucumbers, and since the day was setting up to be a hot one, this looked like a great alternative to the worn out salad. While ingredients may be an unusual combination, they really come together well. Low fat mayo and cottage cheese, along with sugar free gelatin helped trim a few calories. And I didn't bother peeling the cucumber since it was being shredded anyway. Everybody thought it was terrific. What a great way to enjoy cucumbers!

  • Trilby Yost
    Aug 11, 2010

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