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Pennsylvania Dutch Cucumbers

 Pennsylvania Dutch Cucumbers
"MY MOM'S SIDE of the family was German and Irish. Settling in Pennsylvania, they adopted some of the cooking and customs of the Pennsylvania Dutch. This is a Dutch dish Mom loved, and today it's my favorite garden salad...the blend of crisp cucumbers and homegrown tomatoes is wonderful!"
6 ServingsPrep: 30 min. + chilling


  • 3 to 4 small cucumbers
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 medium onion, thinly sliced into rings
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon minced chives
  • 1/2 teaspoon dill seed
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • Pinch sugar
  • Lettuce leaves, optional
  • Slice tomatoes, optional


  • Peel cucumbers; slice paper-thin into a bowl. Sprinkle with salt;
  • cover and refrigerate for 3-4 hours.
  • Rinse and drain cucumbers. Pat gently to press out excess liquid. In
  • a large bowl, combine cucumbers and onion; set aside. In a small
  • bowl, combine sour cream, vinegar, chives, dill seed, pepper and
  • sugar.
  • Just before serving, add dressing to cucumbers; toss to coat. Arrange
  • lettuce and tomatoes in a serving bowl if desired. Top with
  • cucumbers Yield: 6 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 cup) equals 61 calories,

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Nutritional Facts: 3 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 13 mg cholesterol, 406 mg sodium, 5 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.