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Fresh Cucumber Salad

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Ingredients

4 cups cucumbers
1/2 cup onion
1/2 cup celery
2 teaspoons salt
Dressing:
1 cup white sugar
1/4 cup water
1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
1/2 teaspoon celery seed
1/2 teaspoon mustard seed

Instructions

Peel and slice cucumbers thin. Chop onion and celery. Put into a 2-quart bowl and cover with cold salted water. Let stand uncovered in the refrigerator for 30 minutes. Put dressing ingredients in a saucepan, bring to a boil and allow to cool. Rinse and drain the cucumber mixture. Pour the cooled dressing over vegetables, mixing thoroughly. Can be served immediately or can be put in 1/2 pint glass jars with lids. Makes about 6 jars. Can be refrigerated up to four weeks.

Norma L. Scherff
Davenport



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