Cucumber Salad

Summer is almost over (except here in San Francisco, where it is just beginning), so enjoy those summertime BBQs while you still can! This creamy cucumber salad recipe is one of my favorite sides to bring to a summer BBQ. It is really refreshing on a hot summer day, and I love love love the creamy herbed dressing. It is very easy to prepare, too. What is the secret to a non-runny cucumber salad, you ask? Paper towels! Make sure to drain the cucumbers by adding salt, letting it stand, and then pressing the excess water out with a paper towel before tossing with the dressing so it doesn’t become too runny.

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Serves: 8


3 large organic cucumbers
½ tsp salt
½ red onion, thinly sliced
¾ cup sour cream
2 tbsp sugar
1½ tbsp distilled white vinegar
1 tsp dried or fresh dill weed
Fresh ground black pepper, to taste


  1. Use a mandolin or sharp knife to thinly slice the cucumbers (careful!).
  2. Add the cucumbers and salt to a mixing bowl and mix. Let stand for 30 minutes.
  3. Press the excess water out of the cucumbers with a paper towel. READ MORE

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