The Shady Porch: Creamy Cucumber Dill Salad


Creamy Cucumber Dill Salad

Our garden seemed to take its time starting to produce, but once it has...well, suffice it to say we have thoroughly enjoyed the garden this year! The cucumber salad I am sharing today has been our summer favorite...we literally prepare a fresh batch 2-3 times a week. Psst!...the bowls coming back to the sink are really clean too... someone (or two,) is literally drinking the leftover dressing! This salad is one that my gran would make, but, as a kid, I never gave it a chance...truly, my loss. 
I can see why she always kept a bowl of it in the fridge in the summer. Even if you don't have a garden, having this on hand makes it worth buying the cucumbers. 

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3-4 cucumbers, peeled and sliced/chopped into bite size pieces (Using English cucumbers will eliminate the seeds) 
1 medium onion, sliced thin, then chopped into bite-size pieces
1/4 cup white vinegar
1/4 cup Splenda or sugar
1/4 t. salt, if desired
1 cup mayonnaise
1 T. dried dill weed
(Diced tomatoes are optional)

Place peeled, sliced and chopped cucumbers and onions in a large bowl. 

In a separate bowl, mix mayonnaise, dill, sugar, vinegar. Stir until well blended.  Pour over the cucumber-onion mix and toss until everything is coated. 
*if dressing is too thin, simply add another 1/2 cup of mayo. 

Place in refrigerator and allow to chill for at least 30 minutes.  

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