I learned a long time ago that a meal is more satisfying for me when there are some crisp or chewy items on the menu. Recently a friend of mine served salted cucumbers with dinner and I was reminded how much I enjoy them.


  • 1 large cucumber
  • 2 tsp sea salt (depending on your taste)
  • A handful of ice cubes
  • A container that has a close-fitting top or a plastic bag


Peel the cucumber. Cut in half crosswise.

Cut each section in half lengthwise, then in quarters, and then in eighths.

Sprinkle the sea salt on the seeds-side of the cucumber sections.

Place sections in a plastic bag that zips closed or in container that has a close-fitting top.

Place the ice cubes on top, zip or cover, and place in the refrigerator for at least an hour. You can leave it overnight, or even take it with you in a picnic basket.


Place in a colander and rinse well under running water. Arrange cucumber sections on a plate, and serve.