Sunday, 14 April 2013

Summer Cucumber and Onion Salad

shared by Dave Weigel

Summer Cucumber and Onion Salad

1tbsp. sugar 
1 cup sour cream 
2 tbsp. vinegar 
1 tbsp. fresh dill, finely chopped (optional)
1 English cucumber
1½ tsp. salt
½ peeled onion
Medium glass or plastic bowl
Mandoline or very sharp knife
Salad spinner 

Step 1  
Combine sugar, sour cream and vinegar in a bowl. Add dill if you are using it. Let dressing sit while you prepare the vegetables.

Use mandoline slicer or knife to slice cucumber into very thin slices. Make slices as thin as possible--1/16 of an inch, if possible.

Toss cucumber slices thoroughly with salt and place in colander. Place colander in sink or bowl to catch draining liquid. Allow to drain for 20 minutes.

Cut onion into very thin slices. Add onion to dressing and combine thoroughly.

Rinse cucumber slices thoroughly. Drain them as thoroughly as possible. A salad spinner works well for this step. Add drained cucumbers to dressing and toss very well.

Chill for two hours and serve as side dish or relish with fish, meats or other salads.

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