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We omit the sugar and add freshly ground black pepper and a good amount of thinly sliced onion. I don't always add the lemon juice, either, as I like a thicker "dressing". I never really measure, but I do think I use a bit more cucumber for this amount of sour cream. Definitely tastes better if allowed to chill for a bit so the flavors have time to marry a bit. Very cool and refreshing!
I grew up eating this salad and I love it. I usually don't add the dill but I did this time and I always add a little minced onion for flavor. This recipe is great even before I've marinated it. I used a little less sour cream due to other reviewers suggestions but it would be fine with the suggested amount. I think it depends whether you like a lot or a little. I happen to think the more sour cream the better!
Made for the *Best of 2008* cookbook game, this cuke salad reminded me of my great-uncle Emil (Czech) as we often had 1 a bit like it growing up. I liked this better w/its hint of sweetness. I had to use dried dill & ended up halving the amt of sour cream as I started w/that amt & found it plenty for us. We liked this a lot, but missed the flavor & texture produced by adding thinly sliced red onion. This will be repeated w/the chgs mentioned. Thx for sharing this recipe w/us. :-)
Excellent recipe. Only gave it 4 instead of 5 stars because I thought it had too much sour cream for the amount of cucumber. For one cup, I used 2 whole large cucumbers and thought it was plenty 'dressed.' Also, I think the dill is required, not optional. I used fresh dill chopped finely, and put in 2 tablespoons. 1 Tbsp was not enough, but perhaps if you are using dried it might be sufficient.
A couple of additions. One great ingredient is fresh onions. Simply slice an onion very thinly, as many slices as you prefer. Another is to add a little garlic powder. Finally, you can then top with chopped green onion to taste. A very refreshing summer salad.
We love cucumber and sour cream salads and this one did not disappoint us. I used one English cucumber and dried dill. Nicely flavored with just a bit of sweetness and we enjoyed the addition of the dill. Thank you for sharing your recipe Natalia #3! Made and reviewed for October Photo Challenge : Northern Mediterranean hosted by Lorrie in Montreal.