Cucumbers and Onions

Total Time:
27 min
Prep:
15 min
Inactive:
12 min

Yield:
6 to 8 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 2 cucumbers
  • 2 Vidalia onions
  • Salt
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
Directions

Peel cucumbers and slice in thin circles. Halve the onions and slice thin. Layer both the cucumbers and onions in a shallow dish, sprinkling each layer with salt. Let stand covered, in refrigerator overnight to draw out the moisture.

In the morning, drain the cucumbers and onions and rinse. Let dry on plain white paper towels. Beat together the mayonnaise, sugar and vinegar until creamy. Gently stir into mixed cucumbers and onions. The dressing should be plentiful so the salad is creamy.

Chill before serving.

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    I have made this several times and have used minced dill and also subbed out and used yogurt and sour cream. I have added a couple sprinkles of hot sauce gives a little punch. But make sure you do let your cucumbers sit over night in the salt and dry real well. It tastes better and last longer in the refrig.
    This is just like my Mom made, the only thing I did was added half and half milk to the mayo, it really made a big difference and a little black pepper.
    Very good summer dish!
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