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Grandma's Popular Dilled Cucumber Salad

Serves 6 - Very tasty.


2 fresh picked garden cucumbers from your vegetable garden.
1/2 teaspoon salt, plain or iodized.
1/4 cup fresh sour cream (Check the expiration date on the lid).
2 tablespoons of your favorite mayonnaise
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
2 tablespoons minced fresh dill from your herb garden
1 tablespoon freshly minced, garden onion
1-1/2 teaspoons granulated sugar
Salt, plain or iodized to taste
Freshly ground pepper to taste
  1. Peel the fresh garden cucumbers. Carefully slice them, into 1/8 inch thick slices. Sprinkle with salt and let stand for 15 minutes. Squeeze out the liquid from the cucumbers. Drain.
  2. In a cold mixing bowl, whisk together the fresh sour cream, mayonnaise, lemon juice, fresh garden dill, minced onion, sugar. Salt and pepper to your taste.
  3. Stir in the drained cucumbers into the mixed salad dressing.
  4. Cover. Chill for 2 to 3 hours. The cucumbers improve in taste as they marinate in the tasty dressing.
  5. Garnish with sweet Hungarian paprika sprikled over the top of the finished salad.
  6. Serve and enjoy...! It's a wonderful, simple to prepare, warm weather side dish.

Additional Serving Hint: Do not peel the cucumbers. Carefully score the unpeeled cucumbers lengthwise with the tines of a fork. Cut them crosswise into 1/8 inch thick slices.


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