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    This is very similar to a salad my mother used to make. I'm going to make it today with some fresh, small cucumbers I bought yesterday.

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    Scandinavian cucumber salad

    * 1 long English-style cucumber, or the equivalent amount of other seedless or low-free cucumbers (Japanese cucumbers for example)
    * 1 small celery stalk
    * small bunch of parsley
    * Fresh dill
    * 1 Tbs. sugar
    * 2 Tbs white wine vinegar
    * 1 tsp. salt

    Slice the cucumber thin, but not paper-thin - about 2mm or so in thickness. Put n a bowl.

    Chop the celery very finely. Chop the parsley and dill also. (Note: you can really add as much parsley as you want, but you want up to about 1 Tbs. of dill. You can omit the dill too.) Put in the bowl with the cucumbers.

    Combine the sugar, vinegar, and salt and pour over the vegetables. Dont worry if the sugar and salt don't completely dissolve - they will eventually. Mix well with your hand, squishing the cucumber a bit to encourage the juices to come out. Cover the bowl and chill in the refrigerator for at least an hour. Mix again before serving.

    Makes 4 side-salad servings, 2 salad-course servings, or 1 large main salad.

    * Fat content: none
    * Sugar content: 1 Tbs.

    Variations: Add thinly sliced radish. Add a can of tuna packed in water (the cucumber juice goes very well with tuna).

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    Default Re: Scandinavian cucumber salad

    PB, you need to write a cooking book!

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    Default Re: Scandinavian cucumber salad

    I love cucumber salat. My mum makes it when we have fish for dinner. She doesn't use parsley or dill, though. My BF's mum uses salt and pepper instead of sugar
    Mmm... Am I wrong, or did it just get fatter in here?

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    ^^I don't use sugar either. One of the easiest ways to serve fresh cukes is to slice them, add vinegar -- I like apple cider, but any will do -- season with salt and pepper and let marinate for half an hour or so. They're tasty.

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    Default Re: Scandinavian cucumber salad

    Thanks PB! This is very much like a salad I used to eat in Germany and loved! I'm making this tonight.

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    Default Re: Scandinavian cucumber salad

    Quote Originally Posted by pacific breeze
    ^^I don't use sugar either. One of the easiest ways to serve fresh cukes is to slice them, add vinegar -- I like apple cider, but any will do -- season with salt and pepper and let marinate for half an hour or so. They're tasty.
    I do the same thing and so did my mother. I like rice or red wine vinegar on mine.

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