Saturday, July 31, 2010

Cucumber Salad

Do you have a bunch of cucumbers growing in your garden this year and don't know what to do with all of them? I wish I had a green thumb. My gardens die. I do have a baking thumb, though. Anyways, you should make this cucumber salad. It's the perfect summer side dish. It's light and refreshing. The vinegar gives it a tart flavor that's balanced by the sweetness of the sugar. This is a simple recipe that was passed on to me by my cousin that I've tweaked to my tastes. Quick tip: After making this salad, let it sit in the fridge for a few hours to let the flavors meld. The longer it sits, the better it will be. 

Cucumber Salad

2 large cucumbers

1/2 cup sour cream
1/2 - 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
1 and 1/2 - 2 tablespoons sugar
salt & pepper to taste

Slice cucumbers into thin slices and set aside. Whisk together sour cream, vinegar, sugar, and salt & pepper. Pour over cucumbers and toss to coat. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving.


  1. Hey, I'm stealing this recipe to satisfy my cucumber salad craving, but now I can't stop thinking about jalapeno popper chicken.

  2. I love that chicken so much that I'm actually making it again for dinner tomorrow. Try it!