Makes about 4 cups; 12 servings

Notes: This recipe is adapted from Leda Voropaeff's Russian-American Feasts. The dressing can be made up to 1 day ahead.

How to Make It

Step 1

Trim and discard cucumber ends. Cut cucumbers in half lengthwise and thinly slice. In a bowl, mix cucumbers with 1 teaspoon salt; cover and chill at least 30 minutes or up to 4 hours. Drain well and pat dry.

Step 2

Separate egg yolks and whites. Cut whites into slivers. Add to cucumber.

Step 3

In a blender or food processor, combine yolks, sour cream, vinegar, mustard, sugar, and pepper; whirl until smooth.

Step 4

To serve, mix sour cream dressing and dill with cucumbers. Add salt to taste. Line a wide bowl with lettuce leaves and spoon cucumber salad onto leaves.

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