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Cucumber salad with sour cream

Summer Cucumber Salad


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  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 1 hour
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 6 1x
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Description

Here’s an ultra refreshing summer side dish: creamy cucumber salad! The silky sauce with dill and shallots brings an irresistible flavor.


Ingredients

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  • 2 medium shallots
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon dried dill (or 2 tablespoons fresh)
  • 1 garlic clove, grated
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, plus more for sprinkling
  • Fresh ground black pepper
  • 2 large English cucumbers (2 pounds), or peeled standard cucumbers

Instructions

  1. Thinly slice the shallots (separate them into rings with your fingers). In a small container, stir together the shallots with the sour cream, white vinegar, dried dill, grated garlic clove, kosher salt, and black pepper. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour.
  2. Meanwhile, thinly slice cucumbers and place them in a colander (if using standard cucumber, peel them first; English cucumbers don’t need to be peeled). Toss the slices with several larger pinches of kosher salt and rest 45 minutes. Remove them from the colander and pat them dry.
  3. When ready to serve, gently stir together the cucumbers and dressing (don’t stir too vigorously or it will cause bubbles). Serve immediately or refrigerate up to 2 hours; it gets watery if you refrigerate for too long with the sauce. If you’d like to prepare it in advance, refrigerate the components separately until serving.
  • Category: Salad
  • Method: Raw
  • Cuisine: Salad