Creamy Cucumber Salad

This Scandinavian-style salad is easy to prepare and full of lively accents. Salting and draining the cucumber is essential to prevent a watery salad.

Prep time:  35 minutes including soaking time and salting time

Serves: 4


  • 3 cups (750 mL) thinly sliced English cucumber-I used a mandoline for uniform, thin slices.  A sharp knife will work great too.
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) salt
  • 2 tablespoons of finely chopped chives
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) regular sour cream or light sour cream
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) chopped fresh dill, (or 1 tsp/5mL dried dillweed)
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) white wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) granulated sugar


1.  In colander, sprinkle cucumber with salt ; let stand to drain for 30 minutes. Pat dry.

Salted Cucumbers Draining in Colander

2.  In bowl, whisk together sour cream, dill, chives,vinegar and sugar. Add cucumber: toss to coat and serve.

Creamy Dill and Chive Dressing

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