This creamy German Cucumber Salad - combining soured cream, cucumber and dill - makes a unique and delicious side dish.
Crisp, refreshing cucumbers mixed with sour cream, vinegar and dill form a wonderful combination with a uniquely delicious flavor. Believe us when we say that this is a recipe you'll be returning to over and over again!
While our German Cucumber Salad recipe is the creamy version, you can also make a vinegar based one that omits the sour cream and increases the vinegar by 1/4 cup. You'll also need to add a tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil.
A great make-ahead salad
To allow this salad to fully develop its flavors, we recommend making the dressing ahead of time so that all of its components can infuse. You can add the cucumbers if you wish, but the moisture can be drawn out of the them, which may make the salad a little watery.
We like to add a mixture of thinly sliced cucumbers and chunkier ones in this recipe. The thin ones absorb the dill-icious dressing and the thicker ones add a nice contrast and crunchy texture to the salad. Ensure that you use fresh dill, as dried dill really lacks in flavor and your salad will not be as yummy as it could be!
To make this summery salad, you will only need 10 minutes prep time! It will stay fresh for about 3 days if refrigerated in an air-tight container.
TIP: This is a low-carb recipe, making it ideal if you are limiting the amount of carbs you consume.
If you're also trying to cut back on your calorie intake, try making this salad with natural, unflavored yogurt instead of soured cream. Your family will barely notice the difference, but your waist-line will!