By Merlot on June 24, 2002
Photo by Rinshinomori
Photo by Rinshinomori
"This is wonderful! It is important to let the sliced cucumbers sit for 1/2 hour and then squeeze out the water."
Serving Size: 1 (130 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 4
"Very good side dish, salad! And I am so glad you stressed the importance of letting the cucumbers drain well! This made the sour cream really cling to the cucumbers. The taste is super good. This is a keeper. Thanks Merlot!"
"Perfect hot weather dish. Serve this as a side dish to accompany any curry dish! MMmm. Amazing the amount of water you get out of the cucumbers, if you didn't do this step the whole thing would be watery - Glad that you stressed this point Thanks Merlot this is a keeper"
"A wonderful side dish. A great way to serve cucumbers."
"This was so good, and so very easy too. I never thought of squeezing water out of cucumbers, I will try this in a couple other of my cuke dishes as well. This is very much a throw together dish, but no one would know from the results. We have lots of fresh cucumbers right now, and this was a refreshing change from the usual recipes I use. Definatley a keeper! Thanks for a great new summer recipe!"
"I grew up on that stuff, so I know a good cucumber salad (mizeria is what we call it) when I see or taste one. The addition of the garlic is what makes it stand out. Thank you."
"Yummy and easy! my finance and I love this salad and have made many times!"
"Recipe is excellent, if you follow directions as provided. I have used it several times with my abundant cucumber crop...and have also adapted the recipe to include smoked paprika...dill...and a bit of sugar. All variations have been delicious. Thanks for sharing!"
"I loved this recipe. I used English cucumbers and scraped the centers out...crunchy little half moons of cucumber and red onion...delicious!"
"This is excellent cucumber salad and so simple. Made for ZWT 4 and went really well with frittata that I was also making. Thank you Merlot for posting this!"
"This was an excellent salad. Loved the addition of garlic for even more flavor. I used white vinegar because I enjoy a tangy salad and also added onions."
"I found myself with an abundance of cucumbers and this recipe was suggested by 3KillerBs as an option for using them up. Great suggestion and great recipe. Used fat free sour cream without a problem and also used the optional onion. The salad stayed nice and crisp and was not a bit watery. Thank you Merlot for sharing the method and the recipe."
"We (Mother and both grandparents and myself) have always made these. We are 100% Slovak. These are delicious. We never had a "real" recipe of these. We just used the same ingredients and the same technique. Is is important to squeeze the water out. It takes out the bitterness. Thanks Merlot for sharing."
"I really enjoyed this salad. It's so easy to prepare and was so tasty. I'm so glad I found this recipe because I love cukes. Thanks Merlot"
"This is super easy and very tasty..."
"It is so nice to come across a recipe that brings wonderful memories back to you and this recipe is just the one. I have fond memories of my grandmother making this recipe. I grew up in a pure slovac town of only 300 in PA. This recipe taste just like my grandmothers. Thanks for the memories. LOL"
"Kept meaning to post a review for this one. It is fantastic, I love cucumbers and this is an even better way to eat them, I'll agree with Mizz Nezz draining them is so important. Thanks for posting such a great recipe."
"Delicious! I omitted the onions and used organic apple cider vinegar. Yum!"
"OMG, These were so good. I was a little leary, since there was no sugar...But, I used balsamic vinegar and that gave it just a hint of sweetness I was looking for. I do suggest you add the onions (I used vidalia). I used low fat sour cream with no adverse effects. Thank you Merlot for a great, tasty, low fat side dish."
"These cucumbers were deelish! And they just took minutes to make. I liked the contrast of the creaminess from the sour cream with the tang of the vinegar! Thanks for another yummy recipe Merlot! "
"This salad is so good! I can't believe how much water I squeezed out of the cucumbers. Crazy, I worked on it for about 5 minutes.Anyway, I used plain yogurt instead of sour cream, because that's what I had on hand. Turned out great! I know I'll be making this recipe often. Thanks for posting!"