Cucumber Sour Cream Salad

Cucumber Sour Cream Salad

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  • 2 Kirby cucumbers, peeled if desired and thinly sliced (see note)
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 small sweet onion, cut in half and then sliced into half-moons
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • black pepper to taste
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh dill or about 1/3 teaspoon dried, optional


If cucumbers are waxed, they should be peeled first.


In a colander, layer the cucumber slices, sprinkling each layer with a little salt. Mix all together with clean hands and allow to drain for one hour. Rinse well, and set aside to drain while preparing the dressing.

For the dressing, whisk together the sour cream, vinegar, sugar and black pepper. Add dill if using. Adjust ingredients to taste. In a bowl mix cucumber slices, onions, and dressing. Allow to sit in the fridge for at least an hour, 4 is better and even longer is better than that, if possible.

If not salting the cucumbers, add a little salt to the dressing.

Keywords: cucumbers, German, family recipe, Red onion, Sour cream, Vinegar

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