Cucumber Salad with Sour Cream and Dill

by Lana Stuart on June 18, 2013 · 8 comments

Cucumber Salad with Sour Cream and Dill

Hi everybody! Did you miss me? Well, in case you didn’t realize I was gone, BeeBop and I spent last week at Panama City Beach, Florida, with our two grandbabieskids. Gosh…I really can’t call them babies any more. The oldest is almost 13 and youngest almost 7! It was a week full of fun but we also made time to slow down and really relax a bit. It had been a long time since we’d last taken a real vacation and we were way overdue for some downtime. I even took a whole week off from the blog! I don’t think I’ve ever done that in the four-plus years I’ve been posting.

Of course, I couldn’t stop taking photos while were gone and I’m sharing some with you in a slideshow after the jump. Enjoy!

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Now that vacation is over and we’re all back in our usual routines, I have a very quick, very easy recipe for you. If you already have cucumbers from your garden or farmers’ market, you’ll really appreciate this light cucumber salad with sour cream and dill. It’s so fresh, crunchy, and crispy! A really delicious compliment to any summertime meal.

Peel and slice the cucumber for Cucumber Salad with Sour Cream and Dill

Peel the cucumber and cut it into thin slices.

Drain the cucumber for Cucumber Salad with Sour Cream and Dill

Place the slices in a colander and sprinkle with the salt. Put the colander on a plate to catch any juices that drain from the cucumbers. Set aside for one hour.

Mix dressing for Cucumber Salad with Sour Cream and Dill

Mix together the remaining ingredients and place in the refrigerator while the cucumbers are draining.

Rinse and dry the cucumber slices

When ready to serve, rinse the cucumber slices and pat dry with paper towels. Toss with the dressing and serve.

This recipe makes 2 servings but can be multiplied as much as you want.

Enjoy!

Cucumber Salad with Sour Cream and Dill

Rating: 41

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Yield: 2 servings

Cucumber Salad with Sour Cream and Dill

A light, refreshing summer cucumber salad

Ingredients

  • 1 large cucumber (I used 3 very small ones)
  • 2 tsp. kosher or sea salt
  • 1 tblsp. light sour cream
  • 1 finely chopped green onion
  • 1 tsp. chopped fresh dill
  • 1 tsp. vinegar
  • Pinch of sugar
  • Pinch of salt and pepper

Instructions

  1. Peel the cucumber(s) and cut into thin slices.
  2. Place the cucumber slices in a colander and sprinkle with the salt. Put the colander on a plate to catch any juices that drain from the cucumbers. Set aside for one hour.
  3. Mix together the remaining ingredients and place in the refrigerator while the cucumbers are draining.
  4. When ready to serve, rinse the cucumbers and pat dry with paper towels.
  5. Toss cucumbers with the dressing and serve.

Notes

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1 Cathy Pollak ~ Noble Pig June 18, 2013 at 2:21 pm

It was so great seeing all your vacay pics on Facebook, looks like you had a great time!

And this salad reminds so much of grandmother’s recipe for a similar thing. I love this flavor together! Thanks for sharing and reminding me.

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2 Lana Stuart June 18, 2013 at 7:33 pm

We did have a great time, Cathy! And you’re welcome for the recipe :-)

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3 Deborah June 18, 2013 at 6:18 pm

What a fun vacation! And this salad sounds so refreshing and delicious!

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4 Lana Stuart June 18, 2013 at 7:34 pm

Thanks, Deborah. We did have a great time. Hope you enjoy the recipe!

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5 Maria June 19, 2013 at 8:30 am

Great salad for summer!

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6 Lana Stuart June 19, 2013 at 1:55 pm

Yes, it is. Thanks, Maria!

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7 Miss P June 20, 2013 at 5:20 pm

And a good time was had by all…..

The salad looks yummy & fresh.

Miss P

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8 kristina johnson July 15, 2013 at 5:34 pm

I live in Florida and I can serve this anytime ,considering it’s summer here all year around. I am going to add a wee bit of sweet onion and diced garlic sprinkled with paprika for color.

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