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 (0 sugars, 2g fiber), 3g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1/2 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 User ID: 162783 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 User ID: 7161651 63667
Reviewed May. 31, 2013

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

newrecipejunkie User ID: 876567 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 User ID: 4962891 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 User ID: 4727919 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 User ID: 4370733 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 User ID: 4727919 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 User ID: 1374391 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 User ID: 4306322 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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