Cucumber Salad, Easy Fresh & Light
If you plant cucumbers in your garden, they’re likely coming out of your ears come the end of July, atleast here in Iowa they are. In an effort to use them all up, a cucumber salad, easy and fresh to throw together is nice to have around. There are many cucumber recipes that float around and this is one of my favorites. I must admit one of my other favorite cucumber recipes is the great cream cheese sandwiches like you can find here on my friend Ann’s Entitled Life blog. Yum!
Anyhow, onto my Cucumber salad. Collect your ingredients with the few main ingredients being cucumbers, sour cream, salt and vinegar. Peel and slice your cucumbers and slice thin. I use the slicer in the picture below all.the.time. The one that I have is from Pampered Chef but you can get this one that’s just like it and only costs around $17.
Next you’re going to want to place your sliced cucumbers into a big bowl and sprinkle with salt (maybe 1/2 tsp on top of what is called for in the ingredient list below). Let the cucumbers sit in the salt mixture to drain some of the water out of the cucumbers. Rinse and drain to get the salt off them after sitting for a bit. Next, stir together the remaining ingredients and add to the cucumbers in a sealable bowl. Let sit for 12-24 hours to let the ingredients party a bit. You’ll love this fresh cucumber salad. My picture above is only a small portion of the helping you’ll get with the whole recipe.
Final ingredient list:
- 1/2 cup sour cream
2 tablespoons white vinegar
1 1/2 teaspoon dried dill weed
1⁄2 teaspoon salt
1⁄4 teaspoon ground black pepper
4 large cucumbers, peeled and thinly sliced
** 1 medium sweet onion, thinly sliced – optional