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My Grandma's Cool Cucumber Salad

Rated as 4.08 out of 5 Stars

"This is a very simple recipe from one of the best cooks ever -- my grandmother. The proportions are a little ambiguous, use your eye -- that's how the best cooks do it! The secret -- be sure and dry the cucumbers well!"
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Ingredients

55 m servings 80 cals
Original recipe yields 8 servings

Directions

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  1. Peel cucumbers, but leave a little on for color and slice by hand as thin as possible. Dry slices with paper towels.
  2. Place dried cucumber slices in a large bowl with onion slices. Generously season with salt and pepper. Toss well and let sit 10 minuets, drain any excess liquids.
  3. Toss cucumbers and onions in with enough sour cream to coat. Refrigerate until well chilled. Stir, and season with salt and pepper to taste if needed.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 80 calories; 0.1 g fat; 14.6 g carbohydrates; 4.9 g protein; 11 mg cholesterol; 55 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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I have made this before but I always soak my cucumbers and onions in salt water overnight until they are limp. The salt from the water doesn't add too much saltiness but I'd leave out the salt w...

Most helpful critical review

Without vinegar, I found this to be very bland. Once I added it in it turned out very well.

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I have made this before but I always soak my cucumbers and onions in salt water overnight until they are limp. The salt from the water doesn't add too much saltiness but I'd leave out the salt w...

Simple and delicious! Sometimes the most basic ingredients combine to be some of the best tasting. I love cucumber salads and they make a nice light side dishes. Be sure to drain the liquid out ...

Without vinegar, I found this to be very bland. Once I added it in it turned out very well.

This is the same way my grandma made these too! We chilled the cukes until they were ice cold and crisp. I do not remember the drying process but know they were drained really good. We used reg....

I loved this recipe because it's the quintessential taste of summer for me. I use low fat sour cream and lots of white wine vinegar mixed in which gives it a good vinegary tang. Lots of black ...

I enjoyed this recipe but I did add some fresh dill for a little extra flavor. The drying technique was very helpful. I will make this again.

We love this! I have been preparing/eating this for many years. This is the way my great-grandma, grandma and mom prepared cucumbers and sour cream. The simplicity is perfect. I do use regular s...

I NEEDED A VEGGIE SIDE DISH AND THE ONLY VEGATABLE I HAD ON HAND WAS CUCUMBERS SO I DECIDED ON THIS RECIPE. I DIDNT CHILL IT..JUST MIXED EVERYTHING TOGETHER AND SERVED. I WILL MAKE THIS OFTEN.

I really liked this salad, though next time I will lower the onion to cucumber ratio. Guess I'm just not that much of an onion person. I ended up adding some garlic salt and Mrs. Dash for extr...