Creamy cucumber salad.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
additional:
4 hrs
total:
4 hrs 10 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Layer 1/4 of the sliced cucumbers and 1/4 of the onion in a large bowl. Season with 1 teaspoon of salt. Repeat the layers 3 more times. Cover and allow to rest on the counter until the cucumbers and onion releases about 1 inch of liquid and are softened, 3 to 4 hours.

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  • Drain cucumbers and onion in a colander and thoroughly rinse to remove any remaining salt. Let the vegetables continue to drain in the colander for 30 minutes. Transfer the vegetables to a bowl, then stir in the sour cream. Cover and refrigerate until chilled, about 30 minutes.

Editor's Note

The nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of the salt. The actual amount of the salt consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts

85 calories; protein 1.9g; carbohydrates 6.5g; fat 6.2g; cholesterol 12.5mg; sodium 1181.3mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
06/04/2011
Your Aunt Gert and my Grandmother were genius! My Gram made these as long as I can remember as did my Mom and I have as well....I wait very impatiently for the garden to produce our cuke crop....sure I make them with store bought but somehow they taste better with our own. I always use sweet Vidalia onions....I could eat the entire bowl...hmmmm actually I think I do. You will love love love em! Read More
(18)
7 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 0
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  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
06/04/2011
Your Aunt Gert and my Grandmother were genius! My Gram made these as long as I can remember as did my Mom and I have as well....I wait very impatiently for the garden to produce our cuke crop....sure I make them with store bought but somehow they taste better with our own. I always use sweet Vidalia onions....I could eat the entire bowl...hmmmm actually I think I do. You will love love love em! Read More
(18)
Rating: 4 stars
06/07/2011
I add a little olive or pickle juice to the sour cream then stir that mixture into my thinkly sliced cukes. It's AWESOME!! Read More
(12)
Rating: 4 stars
10/06/2011
I had a hard time rinsing the salt off but overall very good. A nice change of pace from the sweet. Also there is another recipe on here that calls for 16 oz of sour cream the 8 oz is perfect amount. I also like the onions might do a batch of just onions in the future. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/18/2013
I have been making these for years. I seed my cukes so I don't need to salt them. I also like the visual contrast red onion provides. Thanks Jan! Read More
(5)
Rating: 4 stars
05/25/2015
I would like to add some herb to it. Something bold but not regretfully overbearing. Any ideas? Read More
(1)
Rating: 5 stars
02/09/2014
My Aunt too! Gotta add the Onions! Yum! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/18/2017
A little less salt next time Read More
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