This salad was a hit at Easter dinner. I must say it took much longer than 22 minutes to prepare. It probably took an hour of prep and mixing time. I let the salad marinate for hours before I served it. There was only a hint of flavor of lemon so if I make it again I will add more lemon juice or lemon essential oil.
I love lemon and I love cucumbers but I was disappointed with this salad. I couldn't taste the lemon and the parsley was overpowering. It felt like something was missing so I double-triple checked the recipe to make sure I hadn't missed an ingredient.. nope, it was all there. This is the first time I've been disappointed with a CL recipe.
It was a hit. My parents get stuck when it comes to creative cooking. Well, I hosted dinner for the 4th of July and made these. Everyone liked them, and I gave out the recipe and recipe link.
What I did differently... substituted dill for parsley and added some fresh onion.
I made these the morning of and we ate them mid-afternoon, they were starting to get a little watery so I would plan on making these the day of OR not adding the dressing until a few hours before.
DH has a cucumber salad that he loves which incorporates a ton of onion -- it's way too much for my taste. This, on the other hand, was excellent; something like a "lady's version" of his. I used cilantro instead of parsley, which really worked out well as we like cilantro a lot. I had a regular cucumber and used that, knowing that it would probably get a little watery. Wasn't an issue for us. There was a little bit left over the next day and it still tasted great. Next time, I might add some thin slices of sweet onion to give it another layer of flavor. Eventually I would like to try it with an English cucumber.
This was light and fresh tasting. My daughter took it to a potluck with her paddling team, and it was a big hit. I took it to a potluck with more sedentary friends, and it wasn't a big hit. I recommend keeping the dressing separate until you're ready to serve it.