Mom’s cucumber salad

Mom’s cucumber salad

summer cucumber salad

The cucumbers are coming in fast and furious here at our farm. What to do with them all? Here is one of my mother’s favorite summer cucumber recipes.

Using a mandolin, slice four small (4-5″?) cucumbers very, very thinly. Yes really thin. Use only fresh cucumbers with tender edible skins.

Mix with:
1 tsp salt
1/4 cup water
1 Tbsp dried dill weed
1/2 cup white vinegar
1/2 cup sugar

Mix all ingredients and refrigerate overnight. I usually have a quart canning jar of these in the fridge all summer. 

Easy to make and refreshing with lunch. 

You may think that these are just pickle, but they have a different quality to them.