Onion/Cucumber Salad

"One of my favorites especially for a picnic. This recipe has always been around growing up."
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  • In a bowl, combine oil, vinegar, sugar, water, sour cream and salt.
  • Add cucumber and onion. Toss to coat.
  • Refrigerate several hours or overnight.

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  1. Jan S.
    Excellent with our BBQ! I seeded the cuke and cut into bite-sized chunks, and chopped the onion instead of slicing. Apple cider vinegar gave it plenty of twang, plus some fresh dill FTW. If your onion is a bit strong, put it in a colander and pour boiling water over it.
  2. lazyme
    A very nice and tasty salad. I cut back on the sugar but otherwise made it as directed. Simple and good. Thanks 4-H Mom. Made for 1-2-3 Tag.
  3. teresas
    A very nice and refreshing salad. Almost like the German cucumber salad but without the dill. This is easy to prepare, but I would not add the water next time because the cucumber makes its own. Thanks for posting. :)
  4. Debbwl
    Very nice salad. Made using half a large red onion and plain fat free Greek yogurt. This is quite a bit sweeter then the cucumber salads we are used to eating. Thinking next time will cut the sugar down. Really liked the consistency of the dressing not to thin or to thick. Thanks so much for the post.


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