This is one of my favorite summer recipes. It is so easy that it can be thrown together in less than 5 minutes and I almost always have all of the ingredients during summer months. It’s a great way to use some of the cucumbers from you garden. I taught my 80-year-old grandfather how to make this last summer and now he takes it every time he is invited to a party.
I can’t remember who first told me about this recipe. It’s called 3-2-1 because of the way that the ingredients are measured. That also makes it very easy to remember how to put it together. Not needing to use the stove makes this a fun recipe to make with kids as well. The sauce can also be used over grated cabbage and carrots for an easy cole slaw.
- Cucumber, peeled and sliced very thin. (One cucumber is usually enough for our family of 5 to have this as a side dish at one meal)
- 3 Tablespoons of mayonnaise
- 2 Teaspoons of white vinegar
- 1 Teaspoon of sugar
- Salt and pepper to taste
Just stir the wet ingredients together and pour the sauce over the cucumber slices. It is best to let it sit for a few hours, so make it in the morning if you want to serve for dinner. Or make it the night before.
My husband hates onions and a lot of cucumber salad recipes have onion in them, so this is our family’s favorite version. You are welcome to add onions to yours. (My grandfather does!)
If you are looking for more recipes for your garden harvest, check out my summer salsa.
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