Adventures of the Heart
Mary Zalmanek
Salads: Cucumber Salad

My mother-in-law, Betty Zalmanek, is famous for her cucumber salad.  Her kids ask her to bring it to every family gathering.


Serves 6


2 cucumbers, peeled and sliced thin


1/2 cup mayonnaise

1/4 cup sugar

Pepper as desired

1/2 cup vinegar

1 onion, sliced thin (optional)


Salt the cucumbers and set aside for 1 to 2 hours.


Mix remaining ingredients.  Rinse cucumbers and add them to the mayonnaise and vinegar mixture.  Use onions according to your liking for them, or omit them altogether.