Summer Cucumber Salad Recipe -
Summer Cucumber Salad Recipe
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Summer Cucumber Salad

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"This recipe is a quick, no-cook way to use your freshly grown or store bought cucumbers during the summer. As a child, my mother had a vegetable garden and this was a staple recipe in my house when the cucumbers were in season. Delicious, refreshing, and easy!"

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins

    40 mins


  1. Mix the dill, chives, and sour cream together in a small bowl. Stir the lemon juice into the sour cream mixture; allow to sit at room temperature for 30 minutes.
  2. Place the cucumber slices in a large bowl. Add the sour cream mixture to the cucumbers and stir gently until evenly coated. Serve immediately.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Aug 03, 2009

Hubs rates this four stars because he missed the typical vinegar usually included in cucumbers with dill and sour cream. I give it five stars because I welcomed no vinegar in this salad! So five stars it is! I love cucumbers prepared this way, but never really liked the tang of the vinegar so much. Using lemon juice instead of the vinegar took away the "puckeriness" of the vinegar while still contributing just enough tang to give it some dimension. I also loved the addition of the chives, something I've never included. Other than using full fat sour cream and adding salt and pepper, I stuck to the recipe as written and found it perfect. Hubs added vinegar to his...

Most Helpful Critical Review
Aug 24, 2009

As written, I had a few issues with this recipe. First, I found there was way too much dressing for only one cuke. Also, it was pretty bland. I added 2 more cukes, 1 T vinegar, and 1/2 t salt, and it was just about perfect. Definitely let it chill in the fridge for awhile before eating so all the flavors can blend.


12 Ratings

May 12, 2010

Great cucumber salad! I love fresh dill and fresh chives. I used white wine vinegar instead of lemon juice, 2 cucumbers, and added salt and cracked black pepper.

Aug 06, 2009

What a simple delicious recipe! I recieved a bunch of cucumbers from my moms garden and was searching for something to do with them as a side with burgers tonight. This recipe is perfect. I followed it pretty much exactly and used reduced fat sour cream, then added some chopped red onion for color also. Lemon is a must, it goes so well with the dill. I took a bite and loved it! Thanks for submitting!

Aug 07, 2009

I have made this for years, using a little less dill and a little more chives. It is wonderful!

Jul 12, 2010

I thought I had a cucumber in the refrigerator, but when I wasn't looking it had gone and decomposed into a bag of green slime. Since I had to go the store for sour cream and chives anyway, I figured I could pick up a couple of brand new cucumbers while I was at it. Well, neither of the two stores I went to had any fresh chives. I wasn't about to embark on one of my 3-hour ingrediemt searches, so I ended up using green onions that I diced up finely instead. I also used 2 cucumbers which I seeded with a melon baller before slicing (they were in little half-moon shapes, but I didn't think that would matter much) and all the juice from a whole lemon. We absolutely loved this salad. Nexti time I see chives at the store, I will pounce on them and make this salad again. Thanks so much for the post!

Jun 10, 2012

This was very good. A nice use of dill from the garden. I added a little sugar and next time would add onion because I love onions. Very good side to go with curry rice and grilled sausages.

Jul 03, 2011

These were a little bland for me.


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  • Calories
  • 87 kcal
  • 4%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 4.7 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol
  • 22 mg
  • 7%
  • Fat
  • 6.8 g
  • 10%
  • Fiber
  • 1 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 2.7 g
  • 5%
  • Sodium
  • 24 mg
  • < 1%

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

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