Sour Cream Cucumbers

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. + chilling


8 servings

Updated: Nov. 14, 2023
We have a tradition at our house to serve this creamy cucumber salad with the other Hungarian specialties my mom learned to make from the women at church. It’s especially good during the summer when the cucumbers are freshly picked from the garden. —Pamela Eaton, Monclova, Ohio


  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 3 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • Pepper to taste
  • 4 medium cucumbers, peeled, if desired, and thinly sliced
  • 1 small sweet onion, thinly sliced and separated into rings


  1. In a large bowl, whisk sour cream, vinegar, sugar and pepper until blended. Add cucumbers and onion; toss to coat. Refrigerate, covered, at least 4 hours. Serve with a slotted spoon.

Creamy Cucumber Salad Tips

Should you peel cucumbers for a salad?

Peeling cucumbers for this salad is totally a personal preference! If you don't like the texture of the skin or aren't able to digest it easily, then peeling is the way to go, however this recipe doesn't require it. Also, you might find grocery store cucumbers are coated with a protective wax to prolong freshness; wash and peel (if desired) before eating.

What are the best tasting cucumbers?

There are plenty of tasty types of cucumbers. For this recipe, we recommend using American Slicing as they are easiest to find at the grocery store. (Psst! Did you know that cucumbers have many health benefits?)

What can I do with cucumbers from my garden?

There are plenty of other ways to use up your cuke stash! Try making cucumber party sandwiches, fresh veggie pockets or check out these easy cucumber salad recipes.

Research contributed by Rashanda Cobbins, Taste of Home Food Editor
Cucumbers with Dill: Omit first four ingredients. Mix 3/4 cup white vinegar, 1/3 cup snipped fresh dill, 1/3 cup sugar and 3/4 teaspoon pepper. Stir in cucumbers.

Nutrition Facts

3/4 cup: 62 calories, 3g fat (2g saturated fat), 10mg cholesterol, 5mg sodium, 7g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 2g fiber), 2g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1/2 fat.