Dad's Creamy Cucumber Salad
This was my dad's recipe for creamy cucumber salad. It's one of our family's all-time summer favorites.
- 2large cucumbers, peeled and thinly sliced
- 1sweet onion, thinly sliced
- 1tablespoon sea salt
- 1½ cups mayonnaise, or more to taste
- 2tablespoons vinegar
- 1tablespoon white sugar
- 1teaspoon dried dill weed
- 1teaspoon garlic powder
- 1teaspoon ground black pepper
Step 1Mix cucumbers, onion, and salt together in a bowl. Cover with plastic wrap and let sit for 15 to 30 minutes.
Step 2Turn cucumber mixture into a colander set over a bowl or in a sink. Let drain, stirring occasionally, until most of the liquid and salt has drained, 15 to 30 minutes. Transfer drained cucumber mixture to a large bowl.
Step 3Whisk mayonnaise, vinegar, sugar, dill, garlic powder, and pepper for dressing together in a bowl until smooth. Pour over cucumber mixture and stir until coated.
Step 4Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1 to 2 hours before serving.