cucumber salad

Cucumbers and Sour Cream

Cucumbers and Sour Cream

This is one of the recipes we made in salad class last night. This salad was such a summer tradition in my family. Sliced cucumbers in a creamy, sour cream based dressing, flavored with fresh dill. It always gives me a nostalgic feeling.

It was one of the first dishes I can remember helping my Mother make. She let me slice the cucumbers and mix the dressing. It seemed we often had it on the weekends when my Father was grilling. I can’t make this salad without thinking of the wonderful smells wafting into the kitchen from that grill.

You can use any type of cucumber you like in this recipe. English cucumbers don’t have to be peeled. You might want to peel cukes with tougher skins.

Cucumbers and Sour Cream

2-3 medium cukes, sliced
1 c. sour cream or strained yogurt
¼ c. sugar
¼ c. vinegar
2 green onions, chopped
1 –2 T. chopped fresh dill or 1-2 t. dried

Combine all ingredients and chill at least 10 minutes. Serves 6-8.

Cucumbers and Sour Cream

Cucumbers and Sour Cream

Cucumbers and Sour Cream

Feeling nostalgic today. I was looking for a cool salad for  dinner. I had a couple of cucumbers and an open container of sour cream. Seemed like the best solution. Later we will have it with grilled quesadillas.  The coolness of the salad will go well with the rest of the meal.It made me think of childhood summers. It was one of the first dishes I can remember helping my Mother make. She let me slice the cucumbers and mix the dressing. It seemed we often had it on the weekends when my Father was grilling.I can’t make this salad without thinking of the wonderful smells wafting into the kitchen from that grill. I’d pop the salad into the fridge and then run out to check on what my dad was doing. Sometimes he needed a platter to bring the food in on, or maybe just a cold drink. I would watch in fascination at his skill in cooking over the hot coals. Nothing tastes as good at something off the grill. It’s funny how certain foods bring on certain memories.

Cucumbers and Sour Cream

2-3 medium cukes, sliced
1 c. sour cream or strained yogurt
¼ c. sugar
¼ c. vinegar
2 green onions, chopped
1 –2 T. chopped fresh dill or 1-2 t. dried

Combine all ingredients and chill at least 10 minutes. Serves 4-6.

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