Creamy Cucumbers

A different take on the run of the mill marinated cucumbers. This is delicious and tastes even better the next day – if you have leftovers.

2-3 cucumbers
2 Tbsp. mayonnaise
1 tsp. mustard powder
1/3 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. dill
Kosher salt to taste

Peel the cucumber and slice them as very thin. Spread them out on cookie sheets that have been lined with some paper towels to dry out for about one hour. Mix all the remaining ingredients together, place all the cucumbers in a medium bowl, blend in the dressing and chill for a bit before serving.

Marinated Cucumber Slices

This is the same recipe used for my Marinated Tomato Slices. Get the freshest cucumbers you can find or use the English version.

1 cup vegetable oil (I use canola)
1/3 cup vinegar – white, rice, or tarragon (not cider vinegar)
1/4 cup minced fresh parsley or 1 Tbsp. dry
3 Tbsp. minced fresh basil or 2 tsp. dry
1 Tbsp. sugar
1 tsp. kosher salt
1/2 tsp. black pepper
1/2 tsp. dry mustard powder
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1 medium sweet onion, sliced thinly into rounds
4+ large cucumbers peeled and sliced thin

In a small bowl or a jar with a tight-fitting lid, whisk or shake-up the first 9 ingredients.
Layer the cucumbers and onions in a shallow, non-plastic dish. Pour the marinade over; cover and let refrigerate for a minimum of 2 hours.