*  Exported from  MasterCook Mac  *
                          Cucumber Salad with Mint
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 Serving Size  : 6    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Salads
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    4                    cucumbers
    3      tbsps         salt
    4      heaping tbsp  creme fraiche  (you may need more)
    1      heaping tsp   Dijon mustard
    2                    lemons, juice only
      1/2  c             fresh mint leaves -- chopped
                         black pepper
 Peel and half cucumbers. Scrape the seeds and thinly slice.  Put in bowl
 and mix with the salt. Put in refrigerator for 2 1/2 hours.
 Whisk the creme fraiche with the mustard in a 1qt. bowl. Add the lemon
 juice a little at a time (taste if all is needed).  Whisk until thick and
 creamy and add the chopped mint and some pepper. Take care not to overbeat
 the creme as it may turn to butter.
 After 2 1/2 hours, rinse cucumbers well and drain in a sieve. Pat dry with
 towel. (Be careful to rinse them well, or they'll be too salty).  Mix with
 dressing and serve very cold.
 Substitute creme fraiche with 3 tbsp. sour cream and 1 tbsp heavy cream.
 You may need less lemon juice. Or use only sour cream.
 Use spearmint and not peppermint.
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 Per serving: 28 Calories; less than one gram Fat (11% calories from fat);
 2g Protein; 6g Carbohydrate; 0mg Cholesterol; 3233mg Sodium