Cucumber Side Dish Recipe
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Cucumber Side Dish Recipe

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My family just loves this cool cucumber salad well dressed in sour cream and vinegar. It's a refreshing side dish that's quick to fix with everyday ingredients. —:Rose Lauritsen of Orange City, Florida
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + chilling
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + chilling
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1/2 cup reduced-fat sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon dill weed
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 medium cucumbers, sliced
  • 1/2 cup sliced onion

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 58 calories, 2g fat (1g saturated fat), 7mg cholesterol, 211mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (0g sugars, 2g fiber), 3g protein Diabetic Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 0 fat.


  1. In a bowl, combine the sour cream, vinegar, sugar, garlic powder, dill and salt. Add cucumbers and onion; toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour. Serve with a slotted spoon. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Cucumber Salad in Light & Tasty August/September 2002, p29

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ChocolateMudCake 113028
Reviewed Apr. 12, 2014

"This is a very refreshing salad. The thinner you slice the cucumbers the better. This always disappears fast when I make it. Thank you for sharing!"

jojostarbuck68 63667
Reviewed May. 31, 2013

"It was ok, not too popular with my group. I had a lot leftover."

newrecipejunkie 205033
Reviewed May. 21, 2012

"To be honest, I was disappointed in this dish after I read all the positive reviews. I did increase the sugar which several reviewers suggested, but still wasn't impressed with the taste. I decided to give it a second chance tomorrow after sitting overnight."

SassyLacey 43183
Reviewed Apr. 28, 2012

"This is the best salad ever for we love and grow cucumbers. I used 3 tablespoons of cider vinegar and increased the sugar to 2 T. + 1 teaspoon sugar. We do not like dill so I substituted celery seeds and added extra onion. I also added a little red and yellow bell pepper. Soooooo, so good!"

namidanotsuki 43417
Reviewed Jul. 7, 2010

"You need to double the dressing recipe to get the results pictured.

I also added an extra 1 tsp of sugar because the cider vinegar flavor was too strong.
It's very important to let this salad sit. The first time I made this, it was bland an awful. I let it sit 3 hours the second time with the above modifications and it was perfect."

gingerbaby1 205032
Reviewed Jun. 30, 2010

"Many years ago I saw this in a gourmet store for 6.99lb. I refused to pay that much so I purchased 1/4lb and worked out this same recipe. The only difference is I use a red onion thinly sliced. I had almost forgotten about this until I saw it here today. WTG great recipe!"

namidanotsuki 112106
Reviewed Jan. 20, 2010

"A simple, quick, tasty side dish. I added 1 1/2 tsp of bleu cheese crumbles. The vinegar cuts the familiar taste of the cheese, but adds an extra hint of flavor. My husband had no idea I slipped it in there."

jencordes 43153
Reviewed Aug. 10, 2009

"This is an excellent and delicious recipe! I added a small banana pepper for a little extra kick. On a different note, the moisture from the cucumbers makes the dressing slightly runny if you allow it to sit overnight, so it's best eaten soon after it's chilled."

dedaniel 63663
Reviewed Aug. 1, 2009

"I added thinly slice red bell pepper. It is yummy and with the summer harvest of cukes, it's perfecto!"

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