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Sour Cream Cucumbers

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
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    8 servings


  • 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


  • 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
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.


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  • Carmen
    Jan 30, 2021

    I have made this exact recipe for years. It is simple to put together and yummy. I hope others will try it.

  • Lorraine
    Dec 17, 2020

    Love this.

  • Janie
    Dec 3, 2020

    No comment left

  • Carolyn
    Nov 27, 2020

    We make this all the time and love it

  • John
    Nov 11, 2020

    Someone complained their family never made it w/ sour cream. It’s not a cucumber onion & vinegar recipe. There are many of those specific recipes online. This is a cucumber onion vinegar AND sour cream. It’s a very good recipe. I add a splash of lemon juice & a sprinkle of garlic powder and it’s the best. But don’t complain about a recipe that isn’t meant to be the family recipe you prefer.

  • Sue
    Nov 4, 2020

    I make my cucumbers with salt and pepper and sour cream. I don't use any vinegar or sugar. My Dad says "they're the. Best".

  • Peter
    Sep 12, 2020

    Simple but really good. I used a little less sour cream just for fewer calories.

  • Jacqueline
    Sep 1, 2020

    I love this creamy salad

  • Marnell
    Aug 7, 2020

    No comment left

  • Tom
    Jul 18, 2020

    when I looked this up on my phone, only half the page was visible, so I didn't see the onions. Sorry of the 1-star review which I am changing to 4-stars. Tom