Authentic Polish Cucumber Salad (Mizeria)

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 0 mins

Don't let the name deceive you - This is very easy, no misery involved! I love Polish food but it is usually high in salt or fat, so I don't make it very often (unfortunately!). This is a very refreshing side dish, especially during the hot summer months. * You can substitute lemon juice for the vinegar and dried dill for the fresh, if you need to.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place cucumbers in a medium bowl.
  2. Add salt.
  3. Mix lightly until salt adheres evenly to cucumbers.
  4. Cover and refrigerate for one hour.
  5. Drain juice from limp cucumbers.
  6. In a small bowl, combine the remainder of the ingredients.
  7. Add to cucumbers, mixing gently.
  8. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.


Most Helpful

I wanted to try this version of cucumber salad with dill and without the onions I usually put in it. I liked it alot.

Laura O. December 18, 2011

Simple and delicious. I will make it again. We used Daisy light sour cream.

bgirldeb January 09, 2016

This is very close to how my Babcia makes it (she is 100% Polish). The vinegar should be an accent in the recipe, so the only tip I can suggest that is very important (and wasn't included here) is to squeeze the cucumbers in a cheesecloth and squeeze and squeeze and squeeze until no more liquids come out before adding the sour cream. *The cucumbers should be very dry before adding the sour cream.

kmilti October 02, 2012

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