Cucumber Ribbon Salad
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A creamy, refreshing summer salad with just a few simple ingredients.
Serves: 3-4 as a side
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • 2 large cloves of garlic, grated
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 1½ tablespoons fresh dill, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh mint, chopped (optional)
  • 2 English cucumbers, skin on but washed well (regular cucumbers are fine, too - English just have a bit fewer seeds and can be slightly sweeter)
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • pinch of red pepper flakes
  1. Whisk together the mayonnaise, garlic, lemon juice, dill and mint in a small bowl. Set aside.
  2. Using a vegetable peeler, shave the cucumbers into thin ribbons, then place them in a large bowl.
  3. Toss the cucumbers with the dressing, then season with salt, pepper and red pepper flakes. Taste and adjust as needed. Serve immediately or place in the refrigerator to serve within 4 hours
Recipe by The Crepes of Wrath at