How To Make A Simple Cucumber Salad

In the warmth of summer, we crave refreshing dishes. A cool cucumber salad is perfect for a midday snack or cookout side dish. Cucumbers have high water content, so not only do they taste refreshing on a summer day, they are actually refueling you. For a more colorful and nutritious salad, leave on the skin of at least half of the cucumber slices. There are many variations of cucumber salads, leaving room for interpretation with whatever recipe you choose to follow. Experiment with dressings and vegetable variations to keep the dish fresh. In this video, Chef Mark will show you how to prepare a cucumber salad in just a few steps. For more great cooking demonstration videos, subscribe to the LearnToCookOnline YouTube channel.

Cucumber Salad Recipe

4 medium cucumbers, seedless if desired
1 tbsp sea salt
1 oz of minced onion
¼ cup of chopped fresh dill
3-4 oz of sour cream
¼ tsp black pepper
Juice of one lemon

1. Trim off ends of cucumbers and peel alternate stripes on them ( or peel completely)
2. Slice thin and toss in bowl with salt allow to cure for 10 -12 minutes.
3. Rinse off salt thoroughly, allow to drain.
4. Add onion, dill and black pepper, then add lemon juice ( more can be added if desired)
5. Add sour cream and adjust creaminess as desired

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  1. I loved how quick & easy this was, I will say I have a Zyliss slicer, so it cut the prep time in half

  2. You have some very good recipes that look good and are also good for me… thanks

  3. I wondered why mine were always watery! Great teaching

  4. This is an old Hungarian recipe that i have been making for years but use vinegar instead of lemon juice

  5. Your main page states using mayonnaise and your recipe uses sour cream. Are these two different recipes? My mother always used mayonnaise. I’d like your recipe using that, not sour cream.