Creamy Cucumber Salad
Two simple techniques prevent a watery salad in which the onion thinks it’s boss.
Why This Recipe Works
All too often, cucumber salads suffer from limp, flimsy slices of cucumber swimming in a diluted dressing. Laying the sliced cucumbers out on a paper towel lined–baking sheet dries them out enough while keeping them crisp. Marinating the onions in vinegar before we add them to the salad tames their raw bite, and starting with a thick, flavorful dressing results in a creamy—not watery—cucumber salad.