WHAT’S IN CREAMY CUCUMBER SALAD?
This classic summer salad is made with cucumbers, onions and a simple creamy dressing. The dressing can vary from recipe to recipe, but it's usually a sour cream or yogurt base with some sort of acid (lemon juice or vinegar), a little and dill. It's simple, fresh and delicious!
CAN I USE FRESH DILL?
It's up to you whether you want to peel the cucumbers or not. I like the color contrast that the skin provides, but some people have digestive issues with cucumber skin, so peel them if you prefer. You can also remove the seeds if they bother you.
HOW ARE THE LEFTOVERS?
This salad is best when freshly made because the salt in the dressing absorbs the moisture from the cucumbers and makes the salad watery if refrigerated for a day or more. Fortunately, this salad is very easy to reduce or, if you know you plan to eat the leftovers for a few days, you can salt the cucumbers ahead of time to extract the excess water. But salting the cucumbers will make them softer, so this is not my personal preferred method.
To salt cucumbers ahead of time, place sliced cucumbers in a large colander and toss with ½ teaspoon of salt. Allow the cucumbers to drain for about ½ hour, then dry with a paper towel. Since the cucumbers will already have some salt on them, skip adding salt to the sour cream dressing and just add salt to taste once the salad is assembled.
CREAMY CUCUMBER SALAD
This creamy cucumber salad is the perfect summer side dish. It's light, fresh and so quick to prepare!
- SERVINGS 4 ( 1 cup each)
- PREP 15 mins
- TOTAL 15 mins
- 1/2 cup sour cream ($0.55)
- 2 Tbsp lemon juice ($0.08)
- 1/2 tsp dried dill ($0.05)
- 1 tsp sugar ($0.02)
- 1/2 tsp salt ($0.02)
- 1 large cucumber ($1.49)
- 1/4 red onion ($0.10)
- To make the dressing, combine the sour cream, juice, sugar, dill and salt in a bowl. Set dressing aside.
- Peel cucumbers, if desired. Slice cucumbers and red onions into thin strips.
- Combine cucumber, red and dressing in a large bowl and toss to combine.
- Let salad stand for 5-10 minutes, toss again and serve.
- Serving: 1cup
- Calories: 74kcal
- Carbohydrates: 5g
- Protein: 1g
- Fat: 6g
- Sodium: 302mg
- Fiber: 1g