Cucumber and Onion in Sour Cream

"Simple recipe, but oh so good. Adapted from a recipe in the Southern Living 1981 Cookbook, month of April. Nice to have at a cookout. Nice, low-cal dish. Cook time is chill time, and prep time includes letting the cucumbers rest."
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photo by Realtor by day
photo by Realtor by day photo by Realtor by day
Ready In:
6hrs 45mins




  • Lay cucumbers in one layer and sprinkle liberally with salt.
  • Let rest for 30 minutes.
  • Then take paper towels and blot moisture from cucumbers.
  • Get them as dry as possible.
  • Mix sour cream, vinegar, and sugar.
  • Combine onions and cucumbers.
  • Mix sour cream mixture and vegetables together.
  • Cover and chill at least 6 hours, preferably overnight, stirring occasionally.

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  1. Tommy T.
    I read the recipe and two tablespoons of salt is way too much. Maybe it’s meant to be two teaspoons? Even that for the size of the recipe is too much.
  2. Fran4468
    Well first of all it was way to salty and after I add some more sugar to get rid of the salt I had a very bad after taste and I am not sure where that came from ! I guess I will not make that again ,I am glad I did not spend a lot of money on that Cucumber salad!
  3. Realtor by day
    These were yummy cucumbers. I added some garlic and dill weed to tweek them slightly- we love garlic. I cut WAY back on the salt because I did not do the step where you salt them down and dry them off. I will probably do that next time. The juices from the cucumbers accumulated on the top the next day because I didn't do it but I just poured that off.
  4. Bluebelles
    We really enjoyed this recipe, I added a little more vinegar, and a tad more onion. Will make again.
  5. cookin mimi
    I wanted to make a different vegetable side dish tonight, and came across this recipe. IT WAS FANTASTIC, delicious, really hit the spot!! I did reduce the salt as suggested by previous reviewers, and did not have time to let it marinate. We ate the dish immediately and it was still great. Thanks for sharing.


  1. Denise P.
    I have made this several times now, but I tweak it by adding some dill and some garlic.. we all love it!
  2. Lindaspangler121
    Way too salty for us! Everything else tasted great. Not sure if you could rinse the Cucumbers off after solving them? Otherwise I will just put a small bit of salt on or skip that step altogether.


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