Polish cucumber salad. I serve it on Christmas Eve.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
additional:
35 mins
total:
45 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 servings
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Sprinkle salt over cucumbers in a bowl. Let stand until cucumbers are soft, about 5 minutes. Squeeze liquid from cucumbers and discard. Add dill to cucumbers.

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  • Mix sour cream, lemon juice, and sugar in a bowl; add to cucumbers and toss to coat. Season with black pepper. Chill completely before serving, at least 30 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

13 calories; protein 0.4g 1% DV; carbohydrates 1.4g 1% DV; fat 0.7g 1% DV; cholesterol 1.3mg; sodium 3.9mg. Full Nutrition

Reviews (57)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/26/2012
I made this dish for my Polished themed Christmas eve dinner. It was a huge hit and everyone raved about.I was extremely happy with the results of this recipe. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
07/04/2014
Is it possible that only 2 tablespoons of sour cream was used to make this? I too added a little onion and loads of loads of pepper and had to add more sour cream. All in all good taste but something seems off with the measurements. Read More
(4)
72 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 46
  • 4 star values: 14
  • 3 star values: 8
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
12/26/2012
I made this dish for my Polished themed Christmas eve dinner. It was a huge hit and everyone raved about.I was extremely happy with the results of this recipe. Read More
(24)
Rating: 5 stars
07/20/2013
Better after about 6 hours chill time. Read More
(19)
Rating: 5 stars
07/04/2013
This was great! Reminded me of my grandma's cucumbers. She made them often for Sunday dinners. I added just a bit of sliced green onions as she would do. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/06/2014
Cucumber salad is one of my favorite side dishes. This one caught my eye because of its simple seasonings and because it didn't include sugar. The only step I left out was to salt the cucumbers first to remove the liquid because I like my cucumber salad nice and juicy. Nor would I want to take the chance of the cucumbers ending up too salty even after rinsing them. The lemon juice instead of vinegar made for a very light refreshing salad with just the right balance of tanginess and creaminess. Read More
(9)
Rating: 5 stars
10/06/2013
I make this frequently BUT I use plain Greek yogurt instead of the sour cream (less calories) and add chopped onion. It's great served as a side dish with fish. Read More
(9)
Rating: 5 stars
10/07/2013
This is a classic cuke recipe for me. I personally like to add a few dashes of red wine vinegar to balance the other ingredients. The dill really makes it special as well. THis also works well with English cucumbers I have found. Don't peel them. Draining the water from the standard cukes is paramount or they will be very soggy. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/09/2013
I've never squeezed liquid from the cucumber before so I didn't do that. This was a nice way to have cucumbers. Will make again. Thanks veggie mommy I forgot how good cukes and sour cream was! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/14/2014
I really liked that these werent loaded down with mayo or even sour cream. However the amounts were so vague. I used 1 large peeled English cucumber. For the salt I tried 1/4 tsp. It yielded a scant 1/4 tsp of water. I thought they tasted to salty and briefly rinsed them. In either case make sure to dry them very well as to not water down the sour cream. I only had dry dill and used a 1/2 tsp. That seemed like a fine amount. If I make again I will skip the salting part and just add salt to taste. It gave the cucumbers too much of a limp texture unless fresh garden cucumbers work best with this method. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
07/04/2014
Is it possible that only 2 tablespoons of sour cream was used to make this? I too added a little onion and loads of loads of pepper and had to add more sour cream. All in all good taste but something seems off with the measurements. Read More
(4)