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Cucumber Salad Mousse

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Cucumber salad mousse is a creamy vegetable mousse. Made with gelatin and sour cream dilled and flavored with mayo, the cucumber salad mousse is chilled to set. Served on lettuce leaves with garnishing slices of cucumber, its is refreshing and delicious.
  Cucumbers 4 Medium
  Unflavored gelatin 3 Tablespoon
  Cold water 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Commercial sour cream 2⁄3 Cup (10.67 tbs)
  Mayonnaise/Salad dressing 2⁄3 Cup (10.67 tbs)
  Onion 1 1⁄2 Tablespoon, grated
  Lemon juice 1 Tablespoon
  Salt 3⁄4 Teaspoon
  Dried dill weed 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Whipping cream 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Lettuce leaves 4

Peel cucumbers, and cut in half lengthwise; scoop out and discard seeds.
Coarsely chop cucumbers, and place in container of an electric blender or food processor; process until smooth.
Set aside 2 3/4 cups puree.
Sprinkle gelatin over cold water in a small saucepan; let stand 1 minute.
Cook over medium heat, stirring until gelatin is dissolved.
Combine sour cream, mayonnaise, onion, lemon juice, salt, and dillweed in a large bowl, mixing well; stir in 2 3/4 cups cucumber puree and gelatin, and set aside.
Beat whipping cream until thickened but not stiff; fold into cucumber mixture.
Pour mixture into 8 lightly oiled individual 1/2 cup molds; cover and chill until firm.
Unmold individual salads onto lettuce lined salad plates, and garnish each with cucumber slices, if desired.

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Side Dish

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