Mizeria (Polish Cucumber Salad) Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Mizeria (Polish Cucumber Salad) Recipe
  • READY IN 45 mins

Mizeria (Polish Cucumber Salad)

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"Polish cucumber salad. I serve it on Christmas Eve."

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Original recipe makes 12 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins

    45 mins


  1. Sprinkle salt over cucumbers in a bowl. Let stand until cucumbers are soft, about 5 minutes. Squeeze liquid from cucumbers and discard. Add dill to cucumbers.
  2. Mix sour cream, lemon juice, and sugar in a bowl; add to cucumbers and toss to coat. Season with black pepper. Chill completely before serving, at least 30 minutes.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 26, 2012

I made this dish for my Polished themed Christmas eve dinner. It was a huge hit and everyone raved about.I was extremely happy with the results of this recipe.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jun 07, 2015

Very disappointed....not very good

Jul 20, 2013

Better after about 6 hours chill time.

Jul 04, 2013

This was great! Reminded me of my grandma's cucumbers. She made them often for Sunday dinners. I added just a bit of sliced green onions as she would do.

Oct 06, 2013

I make this frequently BUT I use plain Greek yogurt instead of the sour cream (less calories) and add chopped onion. It's great served as a side dish with fish.

Jul 06, 2014

Cucumber salad is one of my favorite side dishes. This one caught my eye because of its simple seasonings and because it didn't include sugar. The only step I left out was to salt the cucumbers first to remove the liquid because I like my cucumber salad nice and juicy. Nor would I want to take the chance of the cucumbers ending up too salty, even after rinsing them. The lemon juice instead of vinegar made for a very light, refreshing salad with just the right balance of tanginess and creaminess.

Oct 06, 2013

This is a classic cuke recipe for me. I personally like to add a few dashes of red wine vinegar to balance the other ingredients. The dill really makes it special as well. THis also works well with English cucumbers I have found. Don't peel them. Draining the water from the standard cukes is paramount or they will be very soggy.

Jun 09, 2013

I've never squeezed liquid from the cucumber before so I didn't do that. This was a nice way to have cucumbers. Will make again. Thanks veggie mommy, I forgot how good cukes and sour cream was!


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  • Calories
  • 13 kcal
  • < 1%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 1.4 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 1 mg
  • < 1%
  • Fat
  • 0.7 g
  • 1%
  • Fiber
  • 0.3 g
  • 1%
  • Protein
  • 0.4 g
  • < 1%
  • Sodium
  • 36 mg
  • 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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