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Creamy Cucumber Salad

Summer is the season of fresh produce, and what better way to enjoy it than with a refreshing and creamy cucumber salad? This delightful dish combines the crispness of cucumbers with a luscious dressing, creating a perfect balance of flavors and textures. Whether you’re hosting a summer BBQ, a potluck, or simply looking for a light and healthy side dish, this Creamy Cucumber Salad is sure to be a crowd-pleaser. In this article, we will walk you through the recipe, share Becky’s tips for making the perfect salad, provide nutrition information, and conclude with some thoughts on this fantastic summer treat.

 

 

INGREDIENTS

2 English cucumbers, thinly sliced

1/2 red onion, thinly sliced

1/2 cup sour cream

1/4 cup mayonnaise

2 tablespoons white vinegar

1 tablespoon sugar

1 teaspoon dried dill weed

Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

In a large bowl, combine the cucumbers, red onion, sour cream, mayonnaise, vinegar, sugar, dill weed, salt, and pepper.

Stir to combine.

Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before serving.

Serve chilled.

 

 

Becky’s Tips:

 

Becky, our resident salad expert, shares some valuable tips to ensure your Creamy Cucumber Salad turns out fantastic every time:

 

Pick the Right Cucumbers: Opt for fresh, firm cucumbers with thin, unwaxed skin. English cucumbers work great for this recipe as they have fewer seeds and a sweeter flavor.

 

Thin Slices are Key: Slice the cucumbers and red onions thinly to create a delicate and elegant texture in the salad.

 

Balance the Dressing: The dressing should be creamy and flavorful but not overpowering. Adjust the sour cream, mayo, vinegar, and honey amounts to find your ideal balance of tanginess and sweetness.

 

Chill Before Serving: Refrigerating the salad before serving not only enhances the flavors but also ensures a refreshing and crisp texture.

 

Customize to Your Taste: Feel free to experiment with additional ingredients like feta cheese, toasted pine nuts, or avocado to add your own twist to the salad.

 

Nutrition Information

 

This Creamy Cucumber Salad offers a healthy and delicious addition to your summer meals. Here’s the approximate nutrition information per serving (based on six servings):

 

Calories: 120 kcal

Total Fat: 9g

Saturated Fat: 3g

Trans Fat: 0g

Cholesterol: 15mg

Sodium: 160mg

Total Carbohydrates: 9g

Dietary Fiber: 1g

Sugars: 6g

Protein: 2g

Vitamin D: 2%

Calcium: 6%

Iron: 2%

Potassium: 6%

Conclusion

 

Creamy Cucumber Salad is a must-try recipe that perfectly captures the essence of summer with its light and refreshing taste. With the combination of crisp cucumbers, tangy dressing, and aromatic dill, this salad is a guaranteed hit at any gathering. Becky’s tips will help you master the art of making the perfect cucumber salad, and with its low-calorie count and healthy nutrients, you can indulge without guilt. So, take advantage of the abundance of fresh cucumbers this summer and treat yourself and your loved ones to this delightful and nutritious Creamy Cucumber Salad!

 

 

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