Lemony Cucumber Salad

  • gardenjunkie77 Posted: 06/21/11
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    Very tasty! We served this with a pasta dish and it added a nice texture with dinner. I can't wait to make it later in the summer with garden fresh veggies.

  • speechmom Posted: 07/26/11
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    Kind of tasteless. If you like parsley, I would say it's just OK. Would have salted and drained the cucumbers first; maybe that would help.

  • lsmozart Posted: 06/27/11
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    Too good to pass up

  • DeniseD826 Posted: 07/20/11
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    I used dill instead of parsley, and I also added thinly sliced red onions. It kept for days and was almost like a pickled salad. This has been added to my summer salad line-up.

  • Weensicka Posted: 08/22/11
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    This salad is delicious and so easy to make! You really need to use English cucumbers though as noted in the recipe; they have much less water. I suspect that folks who found this salad to be too wet are using garden variety cucumbers. I add in about 2 teaspoons of freshly chopped mint for a Mediterreanean flair. So good!

  • teacooking Posted: 08/01/11
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    This was very tasty if you serve it about an hour after making it otherwise it will be watered down. I only used cucumbers and thinly sliced spring onions, red would work nicely too. Substituted lime for lemon, used champagne vinegar, and added sliced scallions and a tiny pinch of sugar. Tossed every 10 minutes or so as I prepared the rest of the meal.

  • amyallen Posted: 07/07/11
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    Very light and refreshing. Love the lemon flavor. Served with roasted corn salad and Caprice salad for a summer salad dinner

  • myzkyti Posted: 07/03/11
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    For the amount of work this took, even with a mandolin, I would absolutely never make this recipe again. It was bland, nearly tasteless, and put off so much water to make it soupy after a few hours. We tried various things to "fix" it, and it continued to taste watered down and limp. Overall, a huge disappointment, and we ended up tossing it the second day as unsalvageable.

  • MyDogMags Posted: 08/20/11
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    This was a good recipe, I'm not a huge lemon fan and it IS quite lemony. I added asparagus to beef it up a little bit and also some fresh cut basil (lemon/basil has a nice balance to the parsley.)

  • 1hungeryferret Posted: 08/22/12
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    Wheeling, IL

    Not very lemony at all, but fresh and green. I have other similar cucumber salad recipes so I won't be making this one again.

  • mrscrazyed Posted: 07/04/12
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    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.

  • IoneTaylor Posted: 07/02/12
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    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.

  • culinaryeiny Posted: 07/05/12
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    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. Yum!

  • MrsCabana Posted: 08/29/12
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    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.

  • SingingGourmand Posted: 09/15/13
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    I really liked this one. It was light and refreshing for a summer picnic. I added a little more lemon, dialed back the parsley a bit, and skipped the radishes (I'm not a fan). My husband loved it.

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