Though I have not tried this recipe yet I do have a suggestion to make. I do make a cucumber salad from a recipe that was handed down through generations of my family. The first step in the recipe, after slicing the cucumber is to place them in a sieve over a bowl and generously salt them and toss. Allow the cucumbers to drain for about 30 minutes. After that I dress them with white vinegar, sour cream, dill and white pepper (additional salt if desired). It's a very refreshing summer salad. Hope this helps.