Grandma Ramsey's Cucumber Salad


  • About 1.5 lbs fresh salad cucumbers (about 3 large or 8 small), chilled, partially peeled and cut into coins
  • 1/4 cup nakano rice vinegar, or salad vinegar of your choice
  • 1/4 cup kosher or sea salt
  • Optonal: fresh dill, basil, or other herbs.


  1. In a glass or other non reactive bowl, toss the cucumber slices with a generous amount of salt. Leave to juice out for about 20 minutes.
  2. Rinse the cucumbers with cold fresh tap water. It's ok to leave a little residual salt for flavor.
  3. Add the vinegar and toss to combine. Season to taste with salt, pepper and fresh herbs if using. Add more vinegar to taste.