Cucumbers in Sour Cream

Cucumbers in Sour Cream Recipe

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Cucumbers in Sour Cream is a recipe that takes me back to summer picnics with my family. Growing up, my grandmother would always make this delightful dish for our gatherings, and it quickly became a family favorite. The crispness of the cucumbers combined with the tangy creaminess of the sour cream dressing is simply irresistible. This dish brings a nostalgic feeling, reminiscent of lazy afternoons spent outdoors, with everyone eagerly anticipating the next delicious bite.

When I moved to the city for college, I found myself missing the simple, comforting flavors of home. It was then that I decided to recreate my grandmother’s cucumber salad. I remember calling her up, asking for the recipe, and scribbling it down on a piece of paper. It became my go-to dish for potlucks and picnics, always a hit among my friends who were often curious about this seemingly simple yet incredibly flavorful salad.

This recipe is quite straightforward, making it perfect for those new to cooking or anyone looking for a quick and refreshing side dish. The combination of crisp cucumbers and onions with the creamy, slightly sweet, and tangy dressing is a true testament to how a few simple ingredients can create something magical.

One of the things I love about this recipe is its versatility. You can easily tweak it to suit your taste. For instance, if you prefer a bit more sweetness, you can add an extra tablespoon of sugar. If you’re a fan of herbs, a sprinkle of fresh dill or chives can elevate the dish even more. Some people even like to add a bit of garlic for an extra kick. Personally, I enjoy adding a touch of dill weed, which complements the cucumbers beautifully and adds a burst of flavor.

For those watching their calorie intake, you can substitute the sour cream with Greek yogurt. It offers the same creaminess with fewer calories and a boost of protein. I’ve tried it a few times, and it’s just as delicious. This dish is best served chilled, making it an ideal side for barbecues or as a refreshing snack on a hot day.

In conclusion, Cucumbers in Sour Cream is a dish that holds a special place in my heart. It’s a recipe that has been passed down through generations in my family, and it’s always a joy to share it with others. Whether you’re making it for the first time or the hundredth, it’s a recipe that never fails to delight.

Preparing Cucumbers in Sour Cream

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 3 cucumbers (peeled and sliced)
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper (or to taste)
  • 1 medium onion (thinly sliced and separated into rings)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4-1/2 teaspoon dill weed (optional)

Directions

  1. Place the sliced cucumbers and onion rings into a bowl.
  2. In another bowl, combine the sour cream, apple cider vinegar, sugar, salt, black pepper, and dill weed.
  3. Pour the sour cream mixture over the cucumbers and onions.
  4. Toss the ingredients until they are thoroughly coated.
  5. Chill the mixture in the refrigerator until you are ready to serve it.
  6. Stir occasionally to ensure the cucumbers stay well-marinated.

FAQs:

Can I use Greek yogurt instead of sour cream?

Yes, you can substitute Greek yogurt for sour cream. It will provide a similar creamy texture and slightly tangy flavor.

How long can I store Cucumbers in Sour Cream?

When stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator, this dish will stay fresh for up to three days. Stir it occasionally to keep the cucumbers well coated.

Can I add other vegetables to this recipe?

Absolutely! You can add thinly sliced radishes, bell peppers, or carrots to this recipe for extra crunch and flavor.

Is it necessary to peel the cucumbers?

Peeling the cucumbers is optional. If you prefer a more rustic texture and added fiber, you can leave the peels on.

What can I serve with Cucumbers in Sour Cream?

This dish pairs well with grilled meats, sandwiches, or as a refreshing side dish for a barbecue. It also complements spicy foods nicely.

Can I make this recipe ahead of time?

Yes, you can prepare this dish a few hours in advance. Just keep it refrigerated and give it a good stir before serving.

Cucumbers in Sour Cream Recipe

Cucumbers in Sour Cream

Enjoy the refreshing taste of Cucumbers in Sour Cream, a quick and easy side dish perfect for any meal. Try this simple recipe today!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Servings 6
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Ingredients
  

  • 3 cucumbers sliced and peeled
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 medium onion thinly sliced and separated into rings
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. ground black pepper or to taste
  • 1/4-1/2 tsp. dill weed optional

Instructions
 

  • Arrange the cucumber slices and onion rings in a bowl.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together the sour cream, apple cider vinegar, sugar, salt, ground black pepper, and dill weed.
  • Pour the mixture over the cucumbers and onions.
  • Mix until everything is well coated.
  • Refrigerate until serving time.
  • Stir occasionally before serving to ensure the cucumbers are well marinated.
Keyword cucumber

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