This recipe is just like my grandmother's cucumber salad. A great side dish for summertime grilling or anytime.


Recipe Summary

15 mins
20 mins
35 mins
8 servings


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


Instructions Checklist
  • Combine cucumbers, onion, vinegar, sugar, sour cream, salt, and pepper together in a bowl.

  • Cover bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate until chilled, 20 to 30 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

31 calories; protein 0.6g 1% DV; carbohydrates 6.1g 2% DV; fat 0.7g 1% DV; cholesterol 1.2mg; sodium 294mg 12% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (13)

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19 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 18
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
My mother always made this & I still love it. She used to sprinkle salt on the cucumbers & let them set a few minutes. Then she would squeeze them with her hands to get the water out of them. Then she would add the ingredients & chill. Very good. I don't care for cucumbers, but love them this way Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I have made my cucumbers this way all my life. My grandmother and mother made them the same way. Like the other review I always salt them and rinse them before mixing. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I use mini cukes now less seeds and slime. There's no need to peel them as the skins aren't bitter like the larger cukes also most of your nutrients are in the skin so it makes it a bit healthier for you. To remove some liquid from your cukes put a paper towel on the bottom of your bowl then slice your cukes and salt them. After they sit for a while remove the wet paper towel and use another dry one to pat the cukes if there's any moisture left. Now you have a healthier cuke that the sauce will stick to better. I don't use sugar in my recipe but that's a matter of preferance I guess also if I have cider vinegar I'll use that. Overall it's a good recipe. --Bear-- Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This tastes better the next day as the sweet and sour permeate the cucumbers. I have been making this for years and I always double what I think so I can have some the next day and I don't like left overs! I have used artifical sweetner as well but need to increase liquid and I never use salt as I like the sauce that the cucumbers make while it sits. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
My mom makes this recipe except we use scallion. It's so homey and fresh. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This was awesome!! I followed the recipe but used Splenda instead of sugar since I'm low carb. Used 3 large cucumbers instead of 2. I didn't let the cucumbers sweat with the salt too long so I had a lot of juice but that's ok. Next time I'll use four cucumbers. I also sliced a sweet onion very thin and added a pinch of dill and garlic. Perfect. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Yes this is a great salad. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I keep making this. It's just delicious. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This is most likely the best creamed cucumbers recipe I've ever tasted! I'm not much of a cucumber eater but I finished the 1st batch in one sitting. The perfect balance of sweet and sour. Read More