Cucumber Salad

Peel, seed, and coarsely shred cucumbers.  Place them in a fine-mesh strainer over a large bowl. Add 1/2 teaspoon of salt and toss to combine. Let sit at room temperature for 1 hr.

Press out the moisture with paper towels – recipe recommends “Line a work surface with 1 layer of paper towels.  Arrange the cucumbers in a flat, even layer on the paper towels, top with another layer of paper towels, and gently press to absorb any moisture.”  Discard all liquid.

Mix with mayo, ½ teaspoon lemon juice, dill, dried onions (they absorb any extra moisture to prevent this from getting too soupy), and green onion slices or chives.

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