Making cucumbers crisp for the salad increases their appeal and crunch factor. Here is what to do.
Slice the cucumbers as usual.
Place the slides in a colander. You'll probably need to layer them, that's fine.
Put the colander filled with cucumber slices into a bowl.
Sprinkle the cucumber with salt. Then, cover the slices with ice cubes.
Place the bowl and colander into the refrigerator. Leave for one hour.
Remove the cucumber from the refrigerator and pat dry. The cucumber is now ready to serve. If you're not quite ready to serve, simply pop the slices back into the fridge; they'll stay crisp.