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Dilly Cucumber Salad

In England, where I was born and raised, friends get together twice a year for English tea. We'd serve an assortment of dishes, and this cucumber salad was always a favorite.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    6-8 servings


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup white vinegar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon snipped fresh dill or 1 teaspoon dill weed
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 4 medium cucumbers, thinly sliced
  • 1/3 cup sour cream


  • In a small saucepan, combine the sugar, vinegar, water, dill and salt. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Remove from the heat. Place cucumbers in a large bowl. Pour vinegar mixture over and toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  • Drain and discard vinegar mixture. Stir sour cream into cucumbers. Cover and refrigerate until serving.

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  • cast_iron_king
    Jul 13, 2019

    Delicious, light summer salad that I am enjoying in 102 degree heat! The overnight soak really helps the flavors infuse smoothly into the cucumber for a milder, more refreshing taste than more common sour cream cucumber recipes. I recommend red wine vinegar, but that's just a personal preference.

  • Janadele
    Jul 29, 2014

    Good refreshing summer side dish.

  • bygrace7
    Aug 29, 2011

    Easy and refreshing. Guests asked for the recipe!

  • Mlk63
    Nov 21, 2008

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