Cucumber Salad

Cucumber Salad

Cucumber Salad

Summertime and the cucumbers are cheap, plentiful and fresh at the market. They make a lovely cooling, crisp summer salad. The salad below is one of my favorites to make each summer. It pulls together quickly although you absolutely have to remember to mix the cucumbers with the salt ahead of time. Otherwise they dilute the dressing too much once the salad has sat for a while and then you get soup. This salad keeps for about a day after it’s made. I like to serve it with shashlik or mousaka, but it would be lovely with anything. I think I’ll make some lemonade to go with…

Serves 4

Freezes No

Reheats No

Kid Friendly Tasks: Picking cucumbers


  • 3 large cucumbers

  • ½ c sour cream

  • ½ tsp dried onion OR 2 tbsp fresh red onion minced

  • 1 tsp dill, dried

  • 1 tbsp lemon juice

  • ½ tsp sugar

  • 2 tsp salt

  • Dash white pepper (black if that’s all you’ve got)


  1. Peel the cucumber and slice into as thin a slices as you can manage (I use my mandolin now that I have one). Toss the cucumbers with the salt and let sit for a minimum of one hour, preferably two to three.

  2. Drain the liquid off of the cucumber slices.

  3. Mix all of the other ingredients and beat well. Add to cucumbers and mix to coat. Chill and enjoy!

Cucumber Salad

Cucumber Salad


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