Cucumber Salad from Gourmet

cucumber salad

Recipe from Gourmet Magazine

2 cucumbers (1.5 to 1.75 lbs)

2 tsp salt

1 tbsp sugar

¼ cup distilled white vinegar or your favorite…like Artesano’s Honey Wine

2 tsp grainy mustard


2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil


Slice the cucumbers into thin rounds (using a slicer will get them paper-thin!) and toss with the salt in a
colander. Let drain for about 15-20 minutes. Squeeze excess liquid from the cucumbers.

Whisk together sugar, vinegar, and mustard in a large bowl, then stir in cucumbers. Marinate, chilled, at least 2 hours.

Drain cucumbers, reserving marinade, and mound on lettuce. Whisk oil into reserved marinade and drizzle over salad.