Chive Cucumber Salad Recipe

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"Mother always made this refreshing salad when w had Sunday guests," relates Ruth Andrewson of Leavenworth, Washington. "It has a light, pleasant dressing and looks lovely served in a pretty glass bowl."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + chilling
MAKES:4 servings
Quick Diabetic Exchange Test Kitchen Approved
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + chilling
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 2 large cucumbers, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 3 tablespoons minced chives
  • 2 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 tablespoon chopped green onion
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt, optional
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper

Nutritional Facts

One 1/2-cup serving (prepared with nonfat sour cream and without salt) equals 50 calories, 27 mg sodium, 3 mg cholesterol, 9 gm carbohydrate, 3 gm protein, trace fat. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 vegetable.


  1. In a bowl, combine cucumbers and sour cream. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour. Stir in remaining ingredients just before serving. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Chive Cucumber Salad in Quick Cooking July/August 1998, p42

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