Some people may be put off by the time it can take to cut up vegetables. Not so with this fresh cucumber salad if you use a mandoline or hand-slicer. Set the blade to the thinnest setting, and it will just take minutes to make uniform slices.
In the procedure, salting the cucumbers draws out the water, making them limp. I like to let the cucumbers chill a bit before serving to develop plenty of flavor. Go ahead and help yourself to a generous serving; the calories are few and the fat almost nonexistent.