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Sour Cream Cucumbers Salad

GETTING kids to eat their vegetables can be tricky business for many parents. Admits Karen Holt, “My kids are not vegetable eaters, so I’m constantly challenged to find recipes that appeal to their appetites.” This Redding, California mother adds that Sour Cream Cucumbers are a tasty way to make a plentiful vegetable acceptable to her picky trio. “Not only is this the only way my kids will eat cucumbers, but they actually request it!” Karen reports. “The recipe is simple and delicious.” Karen found the recipe about 5 years ago and revised it by sweetening it up with a bit more sugar. Even though her kids won’t eat plain raw cucumbers, they still love this side dish. “I don’t try to disguise the vegetables, just find ways to make them more palatable,” notes Karen. “Sour Cream Cucumbers is a big winner!”
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    6-8 servings


  • 2 large cucumbers, peeled and sliced
  • 1 large onion, sliced into rings
  • 3/4 cup sour cream
  • 3 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • In a bowl, combine the cucumbers and onion. Combine remaining ingredients and pour over cucumbers. Mix well. Chill.

Test Kitchen Tips
  • Celery seed, fresh dill and mint are all excellent additions to this simple refreshing salad.
  • For those cooks looking to lighten things up, thick and creamy Greek yogurt is a natural substitute for sour cream.
  • English cucumbers (also known as seedless or hothouse) have thinner skin that is less bitter and waxy than regular garden cucumbers. If you are in a time crunch or want a more colorful salad, you can skip the peeling step and use an English cucumber instead.
  • Nutrition Facts
    1 each: 75 calories, 4g fat (3g saturated fat), 15mg cholesterol, 13mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.


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    • bicktasw
      Jul 5, 2018

      I made this cucumber salad for our 4th of July picnic and everybody loved it!! I did "stray" from the recipe a bit .... I used an 8 ounce container of sour cream and I increased to amount of vinegar to 5 tablespoons.. I will definitely make this recipe again ...... 5 stars!!!

    • jillandrews
      Apr 12, 2013

      I did not care for this recipe; I only used 1/2 the sugar and it was still way too sweet. It ended up tasting sweet & vinegary which I didn't like with the sour cream.

    • DaniCalifornia
      May 16, 2011

      These cukes were delightful! I will definitely make again.

    • sherijel67
      May 14, 2010


    • sherijel67
      May 14, 2010

      My favorite cucumber salad recipe of all time.