Creamy Cucumber Salad – My Mom’s Delicious Recipe

8 people
1 hr 10 min

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Creamy cucumber salad is so delicious! It’s perfect to serve for a summer party, a family get together, or a picnic in the park. The “secret sauce” is the right combination of vinegar, sour cream, and milk.

This simple recipe can be made in just minutes and you probably have all of the ingredients you need already on hand. It’s great served with barbecue grilled Texas Flank Steak and a side of good old-fashioned homemade mashed potatoes.

Where I Got This Recipe

This recipe is from my Mom. She was a great cook ~ most of her recipes were simple…nothing too complicated….but always delicious! This was one of my favorites and even though I have her exact recipe, mine never tastes as good as my mom’s ~ she just had a way about her!

Creamy Cucumber Salad Ingredients:

1 Large fresh cucumber – peeled and sliced


4 ounces sour cream


2 tsp. vinegar


3 tsp. sugar {you can substitute Splenda} My mother was a diabetic and always substituted a sugar alternative and I never tasted a difference


Milk to desired consistency {whole milk while provide a creamier consistency while skim milk will be more “liquidy”}


Directions:

1. Peel the cucumber and cut into thin slices. Salt the sliced cucumber and squeeze-it is important to squeeze the cucumbers once sliced and salted to remove the extra liquid so that the salad is not watery. OR, you can cut the cucumber in half lengthwise once peeled and gently scoop out the seeds. This little trick will lessen the overall watery content of the recipe.


2. Combine sour cream, sugar, vinegar and milk blending well in a serving bowl.


3. Add cucumber slices to the creamy dressing.


4. Cover and chill for at least 3 hours prior to serving.


Garnish with fresh dill or dried dill if desired.

Creamy Cucumber Salad – My Mom’s Delicious Recipe

Recipe details

  • 8  people
  • Prep time: 10 Minutes Cook time: 1 Hours Total time: 1 hr 10 min
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Ingredients


  • 1 fresh cucumber large
  • 4 ounces sour cream
  • 2 tsp. vinegar
  • 3 tsp. sugar
  • 2 ounces milk

Instructions


1. Peel the cucumber and cut into thin slices. Salt the sliced cucumber and squeeze-it is important to squeeze the cucumbers once sliced and salted to remove the extra liquid so that the salad is not watery. OR, you can cut the cucumber in half lengthwise once peeled and gently scoop out the seeds. This little trick will lessen the overall watery content of the recipe. 2. Combine sour cream, sugar, vinegar and milk blending well in a serving bowl. 3. Add cucumber slices to the creamy dressing.4. Cover and chill for at least 3 hours prior to serving.

Tips

  • If you won’t be serving it for a day or two make the dressing and refrigerate it separately from the sliced cucumber and onions. About an hour or two before serving, mix everything together and place back in the refrigerator until your ready to eat.
Mary Beth @ The How to Home
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  • Kitty Kitty on Jun 17, 2021

    What type onion do you use, and how much? How do you cut it?

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