Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Cucumber Salad with Dill and Sour Cream

From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite...I have a liking for cucumber salads that I know is not shared by the world at large. There are at least a dozen recipe for them in my archives, but I keep searching for perfection, the one that will provide that perfect bite for which we are known. There are, in my opinion, certain meals that are incomplete without a cool and crunchy salad of this type. Salmon is one of them and it is a standard feature on my table. The recipe I'm featuring tonight is for a cucumber salad that uses salt to extract moisture from sliced cucumbers. The process makes for really crisp cucumbers and once they are rinsed and drained the remainder of the recipe is a cakewalk. My personal taste runs towards vinegar-type salads, but the Silver Fox loves those that are napped with a creamy dressing. This recipe comes from Food Done Right and I decided to try this creamy version with the salmon we had over the weekend. It makes a nice salad and I think those of you who try it, will enjoy this cool and refreshing addition to your table. Here is how this simple dish is made.

Sour Cream Dill Cucumber Salad...from the kitchen of One Perfect Bite courtesy of Food Done Light

2 medium English cucumbers, thinly sliced
1-1/2 teaspoons kosher salt, divided use
2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
2 tablespoons light sour cream
2 tablespoons reduced fat Greek yogurt
1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill
1/4 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper


1) Place cucumbers in a colander and toss with 1 teaspoon salt. Let sit for 10 minutes. Rinse well and drain again. Lay cucumber out on paper towels to dry.
2) In a medium bowl, mix together remaining ingredients. Stir in cucumber. Yield: 4 servings.

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From the Kitchen said...

Cucumber salads are often on our table. Right now, the farmer's market offers many varieties that would work well in your recipe. Thanks for something a little different!


Linda A. Thompson-Ditch said...

I love this type of cucumber salad. Salmon seems like the perfect pairing. Grilled meats would also work well, with the salad giving a nice cool contrast to the smokey meat.

Lori E said...

My husband loves cucumber salads. Good tips to keep it from being a runny mess.

Shawn @ I Wash You Dry said...

We LOVE to have cucumber salad with fish or chicken. It's nice to have something other than actual salad sometimes!

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