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Cool, herbaceous, and refreshing, this creamy cucumber salad is the perfect accompaniment to any number of summer entrees, including barbecue pulled pork, grilled chicken, smoked brisket, and more. If you can’t find English cucumbers, simply use regular cukes, but peel them first. 

Recipe by MyRecipes


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Recipe Summary

15 mins
1 hr 15 mins
Serves 4 (serving size: about 1 cup)


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Combine cucumber and onion in a colander set over a large bowl. Toss with 3/4 teaspoon of the salt. Let stand, tossing occasionally, until softened and liquid has drained out, about 1 hour. Pat vegetables dry with paper towels. 

  • Meanwhile, stir together sour cream, vinegar, dill, chives, and remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt in a medium bowl. Add cucumber and onion mixture; toss to coat. Serve sprinkled with pepper, dill, and chives.

Chef's Notes

They key to this salad’s deliciousness lies in salting and draining the cucumbers (step 1); you do not want to skip on it. If the the cucumbers aren’t left to release some of their liquid beforehand, all of that water will leech into the dilly sour cream dressing, making for a watery mess.