Sour Cream Cucumbers Recipe
- 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. Yield: 8 servings.
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.
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.
Reviews for Sour Cream Cucumbers
"I didn't like this at all. It's runny and no flavor. Blah!Plain cucumber & onion soaked in vinegar & salt is much better than this. Sorry."
"Made this a couple months . I used Greek yogurt in place of the sour cream and a light champagne vinegar. We all loved it!"
"My grandmother was from Austria and I can remember her putting garlic powder and paprika in it and I do it that way too."
"My Hungarian family also makes a version of this. We don't use vinegar, and we top with Hungarian Paprika. This is a must have at any family function."
"We love this dish. My Hungarian Granny also made this. It's great with BBQ and Greek dishes too. I salt and let the cukes drain in a colander for a while before I mix the rest in for a crisper salad."
"I make this but I also add oregano."
"My grandparents came right from Germany and we used to have this same dish, cucumbers in sour cream and also the cucumbers in vinegar. I can hardly wait until warmer weather so that I can get my fresh cucumbers from the farmers market. One of my favorite veggie in the summer."
"Was excellent! Have one family member that does not usually like new dishes but blown out of his chair on this one."
"We LOVE it. I omitted the onion because we don't like raw onion. Sometimes I add a little dill weed to it. Since I am a diabetic and am eating a very low carb diet I used sweetener (Splenda) instead of sugar. It turned out great. So happy I found this recipe!"
"my grandmother used buttermilk instead of sour cream and just salt and pepper. i dont think she added sugar or vinegar. when she used sugar and vinegar, she didnt use the buttermilk. made two completely dishes that way. both were good."
"If you salt cucumber and onion mixture and refrigerated about an hour before mixing with sour cream , you will have a crispier version. I have never added sugar but will try next time I make. (Be sure to drain excess water from the mixture before adding sour cream)"
"These were really good, nice change from using mayo."
"Good recipe. I will make these again."
"First time for making. My Husband & I thought it was very good. Will make again."
"Put fresh dill in it too amazing"
"did not like it. Have tasted better."
"Yummy. Garden fresh cukes aren't available here right now so I used the thin skinned hot house from the market. I soaked them in salt and ice water bath as suggested. Added just a pinch of dill. Big hit and not a bit leftover. Served with baby red taters and grilled lamb chops. 10 stars!"
"Loved it find that people who did not like it because it was bland did not read the recipe says season to taste"
"Soak sliced cucumbers in icy salt water about 4 hours, then add 2 Tbs. saltwater to the dressing. Delicious!"
"I salt and press the cucumbers in a Japanese pickle press. This eliminates a lot of excess water and make the cucumbers crispy.It makes huge difference in flavor and texture.I use thinned Greek yogurt and add a little cumin or other herb or dill. Use a little chaat masala or garam masala for Indian raita. Good and cooling with spicy entrees. Great recipe! : )"
"My mother makes this by soaking the sliced cucumbers in ice water with salt added. The ice crisps up the slices and the salt helps. Then she'd squeeze out the excess water and do the dressing."
"My mother made this recipe for me as a little girl and now I have made this for my family for over 35 years. I also add a tablespoon of mayonnaise and we serve this over baby red potatoes. Try it!"
"My German grandmother's recipe includes 1C. sour cream, 1 t. sugar, 1 T. vinegar, 1 clove shaved garlic, 1/4 c. salad oil, S & P and at least 1 T. fresh dill.; whisked & tossed with cukes. Consumed by all every time, even those who are not cucumber crazy."
"A little salt brings out the flavor, otherwise very good."
"My mom always made this! It was one of my favorite summer meals. We would eat it with a slice of fried ham and mashed potatoes. Yum!"
"It's ok, but missing something. Maybe salt or seasoned salt? Others mentioned dill, maybe that would work. I'll try again but will experiment with adding additional seasoning. Very refreshing on a hot day!"
"My Mom, a great cook, who grew up on a farm use to make this and her family was Scottish. Don't know where she got the recipe - maybe in Europe during WWII when she was a Captain in the CWAC. Interestingly, my late husband's family use to make this too and they were Hungarian immigrants. I like it just the way it is but I always make sure to add lots of freshly ground pepper. For those who call this bland, I think this is a great balance when many of the other meal items are spicy or have pronounced flavours. Given all the cooking I've done and the collection of cookbooks I have to refer to, as is, this is a very traditional Hungarian (European) recipe. Doesn't mean you can't tweak it or use it as a base."
"I use red wine vinegar and no sugar and everyone just loves this salad."
"Add some fresh dill (or dried dill)!"
"An old restaurant in town used to serve this. Loved it and have tried for years tocome close to the recipe. This seems close!! Love it."
"Instead of using just white vinegar I use red wine vinegar and less sugar. Love this recipe on a hot day"
"I know this is a super simple recipe, but I've been searching for this taste for a long time... my grandma from Poland made this and it is sooo good! This is just like hers and I think that's why it's so good -- it's just really simple and all the ingredients are fresh and simple too! <3"
"I just made this recipe! It's good!"
"A lot of people are saying this is bland. Whilst I haven't tried it yet, I think I would probably prefer olive oil and lemon juice instead of sour cream."
"I haven't made this with sour cream but I have made a version with Miracle Whip or Mayonaise it's very good try substituting that or adding it as well"
"Substitute lemon juice for vinegar and add salt , white pepper and a pinch of parsley.. Love this!"
"My Mom made this recipe for years and now I do too. It is so easy and very tasty. Also reminds me of my Mom, which always make a recipe even tastier!!"
"Try yogurt fir a little zip"
"Very bland!!!! Will not make the recipe again or recommend it. I doctored it enough so I would not waste the ingredients."
"VERY bland. Needs a lot more pepper, and maybe red onion instead of sweet onion."
"This is good but it needs a little salt and pepper on the cucumbers and onions slices. If you add thin slices of mozzarella and tomatoes, you have just added another star!"
"With all the good reviews I expected this to be something really special. I was sadly disappointed. Easiest salad I've ever made, but also the most bland. Sorry.."
"I make it without sour cream and its also good."
"I have been making this recipe for most of my life. It is so good and I give it a 5 star rating."
"I don't always have sour cream so I use either mayo or Miracle Whip 1 c mayo, 1/4 c vinegar, 2 tablespoons sugar, slice sweet onion, and fresh dill. My family has always enjoyed this as soon as the cukes were ready to eat."
"Recipes look wonderful"
"These are so good! Especially if left overnight.I make them also with 1 c mayo, 1/4 c vinegar, 1/4 c sugar. Use Walla Walla or Vidalia Sweets onions. My husband and I love them eat them all summer. Made this way and no gas."
"Simply easy & delicious! I change up the recipe with mayo sometimes too."
"The best. Thank you."
"Growing up my grandmother would always make this in the summer time. I make it once in a while. Delicious....."
"My Mom always made this recipe and since she is gone I have tried to find it. I am thrilled to have it back. Thank you!"
"Excellent and low cal."
"This was a hit at a recent dinner party. I made as directed other than I salted the cucumbers before adding the sour cream mixture. I do think it needs the addition of the salt. Thanks for sharing recipe! Field Editor"
"This recipe is GREAT! I did use a 6-oz. container of unflavored Greek yogurt instead of the sour cream and I just used 2 Tbsp. cider vinegar instead of 3 Tbsp. distilled white vinegar for more flavor. I used about 1/8 TO 1/4 tsp. ground black pepper to taste! I used 1 small YELLOW onion and separated onion into rings! I sampled this salad as I went along and it's delicious! I didn't add salt to the cucumbers, though! It IS a good suggestion from the other reviewers! I did peel the cucumbers and thinly slice them & prepared the dressing as recipe stated, tossed the salad with a slotted spoon and put the bowl of cucumbers in our refrigerator to chill! I also LOVE this type of cucumber salad! Thank you, Pamela Eaton for sharing this recipe! This is the first time I'd prepared this recipe-I bought the cucumbers on 4/26/14 at our local produce store so that I could make this dish! delowenstein"
"My house loves cucumbers so this was an easy homerun! We left out the onions, but loved it still the same."
"These cucumbers taste crisp and refreshing; a great side dish to any meal! I would recommend adding 1 teaspoon of salt to bring out the flavor of the cucumbers even more."
"I've been making this recipe since it was originally published. We love it especially with Kirby cucumbers. I do salt the sliced cucumbers and drain them before mixing with the dressing ingredients. If I have it, I add fresh dill. We like it with lots of freshly ground pepper. Thanks Pamela!!"
"I just saw this recipe in the April/May 2014 issue of ToH... it is still a winner. I have made a similar recipe for many years, and now I am debating which is the better of the two. As a volunteer field editor, I can recommend this recipe. I didn't add the sugar, added some dill, and liked the creamy flavors."
"The sugar in this recipe is unnecessary. Be sure to salt and pepper it. My family has eaten it that way for close to 80 years, at every Easter and spring/summer get together. Don't be afraid to add a higher ratio of dressing to cukes either.:)"
"I meant to say I'd add maybe two to three tablespoons of mayo. I was thinking there was more sour cream than on half a cup, so I'd wouldn't cut down on the sour cream."
"I edited my other post......it didn't seem to go through, so I added another message. Now I see it was edited, so disregard anything else beside the first post!"
"<p>I've had cucmbers in sour cream in the past that were delicious so I tried this recipe. They were very good, but seemed to be lacking a little something, so I added some vegan mayonnaise-type dressing and a little fresh ground pepper. That did the trick! When I make them again, I'll probably add maybe two tablespoons of the vegan mayo. Regular mayonnaise could also be used. These seem to taste even better when they've sat in the refrigerator for a couple of days!</p>"
"we have just cucumbers and sour cream alone with salt and pepper and it is to die for"
"My mother in law used to make this recipe for years however, she never put sugar or onions in it. I haven't tried this recipe yet but plan on making it soon. My mother in law used to make it with luttuce too."
"The Danish recipe my mother made called for very thinly slice cucumbers. sprinkle some salt on and let sit for 10 min. rinse and squeeze out the water.She makes a marinde of 1/4 cup water, 1/4 cup white vinegara, and 1/4 cup sugar. They are then marinading in this for several hours. It's delicious with hamburgers."
"I have made this recipe for years. I use 1/2 sour cream and 1/2 Miracle Whip, no vinegar, no sugar or pepper. Use regular onions, thin sliced. Marinate for about a day. Serve in bowl with marinate. Very good"
"Really good, however I do prefer to make it with Heavy Whipping Cream instad of Sour Cream"
"delicious way to prepare cucumbers"
"I make a similar recipe BUT I use cider vinegar and I add dill. I alsouse purple onion for color. It is delish!"
"I have had a similar recipe from my Granny. In her recipe you salt the sliced cukes liberally and let drain in a colandar for at least 30 minutes. Drain and RINSE well. No need to add more salt! I slice my cukes in a food processor so they are very thin. That is the secret to this recipe. Great with BBQ."
"i make my cucumber salad just like this but try adding a clove of fresh garlic crushed in a press, makes all the difference. delicious!"
"My mother made this and now I have made it, for years, for my family. I haven't ever added the vinigar to it though. It's a very good salad with garden fresh cucumbers and I have even added tomatoes to it."
"I have been making this for years, but I use some fat free Italian dressing instead of so much vinegar and sugar."
"I make this without the vinegar nd sugar. Just sour cream, salt and pepper, pickling cucumbers if available and red onion. Always a favorite - especially the next day."
"I always use English Cukes as they do not leave that bitter taste. also sometimes I omit the sour cream, using the vingear. turns out a bit different but still good."
"I always use tarragon for the spice. It gives it a wonderful taste."
"I did like this salad. I loved the dill idea and added some. Just a hint on taking the bitterness out of a cucumber. slice one end off the cucumber rub the end and cucumber until a frothy foam apears. Do the same to the other end. Rinse off and your cucumbers are not bitter. I just don't like adding the extra salt."
"I think yor cucumbers where very good. But I aded a few sprigs of dill,and refrig, for about 1 hour. It was great. Roxy"
"I always salt the cuumbers, wait a while and then squeeze the water out. Then apply dressing. No bitterness."
"really really good, on a hot day"
"I've made this dish for years and it's always a big hit"