Monday, February 7, 2011

#79 Cool Cucumber Salad with Dill

If there’s one thing I know for sure, healthy recipes don’t have to be boring or bland. A little spice or seasoning adds tons of flavor to any vegetable..  They say “Cool as a Cucumber”and how right they are! Just look at this cucumber! Juicy, fresh and luscious with the dark green rind but you slice them open and the bright white flesh flashes out a brilliant glow.  They are part of the squash family and are versatile vegetables that can be sautéed, boiled, or eaten raw. Cucumbers may be full of seeds, but no-one minds since they have cooling properties and are soft and digestible. Although, when they are fresh and young there are little to no seeds inside them.

2Tblspn red wine vinegar
2 teaspoons white sugar
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon dried dill weed
2 Tblspn cup mayonnaise
2 Tblspn sour cream
2 cucumbers, scored and thinly sliced
1/4 red onion, chopped
salt to taste

Stir together vinegar, sugar, pepper, and dill in a large bowl until the sugar has dissolved. Stir in the mayonnaise until smooth, then add cucumbers, celery, and red onion until evenly coated with the dressing. Cover and refrigerate at least 1 hour. Season to taste with salt and stir once again before serving.
This is an entry to Pia's "Cucumber" event at 


  1. thanks a lot for adding this wonderful salad to innovative salad event :)

  2. looks delish ! lovely combo of flavours !!

  3. Lovely salad. Thanks for visiting my blog and for those encouraging words. You really made my day.

  4. This would be lovely as a side to go with some fish.


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