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Sour Cream Cucumbers

We have a tradition at our house to serve this creamy cucumber salad with the other Hungarian specialties my mom learned to make from the women at church. It’s especially good during the summer when the cucumbers are freshly picked from the garden. —Pamela Eaton, Monclova, Ohio
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    8 servings


  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 3 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • Pepper to taste
  • 4 medium cucumbers, peeled if desired and thinly sliced
  • 1 small sweet onion, thinly sliced and separated into rings


  • In a large bowl, whisk sour cream, vinegar, sugar and pepper until blended. Add cucumbers and onion; toss to coat. Refrigerate, covered, at least 4 hours. Serve with a slotted spoon.

Creamy Cucumber Salad Tips

Should you peel cucumbers for a salad?

Peeling cucumbers for this salad is totally a personal preference! If you don't like the texture of the skin or aren't able to digest it easily, then peeling is the way to go, however this recipe doesn't require it. Also, you might find grocery store cucumbers are coated with a protective wax to prolong freshness; wash and peel (if desired) before eating.

What are the best tasting cucumbers?

There are plenty of tasty types of cucumbers. For this recipe, we recommend using American Slicing as they are easiest to find at the grocery store. (Psst! Did you know that cucumbers have many health benefits?)

What can I do with cucumbers from my garden?

There are plenty of other ways to use up your cuke stash! Try making cucumber party sandwiches, fresh veggie pockets or check out these easy cucumber salad recipes. Research contributed by Rashanda Cobbins, Taste of Home Food Editor
Nutrition Facts
3/4 cup: 62 calories, 3g fat (2g saturated fat), 10mg cholesterol, 5mg sodium, 7g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 2g fiber), 2g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1/2 fat.


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  • Peter
    Sep 12, 2020

    Simple but really good. I used a little less sour cream just for fewer calories.

  • Jacqueline
    Sep 1, 2020

    I love this creamy salad

  • Marnell
    Aug 7, 2020

    No comment left

  • Tom
    Jul 18, 2020

    when I looked this up on my phone, only half the page was visible, so I didn't see the onions. Sorry of the 1-star review which I am changing to 4-stars. Tom

  • Tyler
    Jul 14, 2020

    My great grandmother has been making this dish before I was even born and I’m 30, she was originally from Germany and it was(maybe still is) a go to dish there and when I was younger she showed me and some of my other family members how to make it. Unfortunately she’s not with us anymore but I still make it all of the time just a little different from how other people make theirs. I’ll put up the recipe of hers soon but I love seeing the different ways people make them.

  • dmkinsey
    Jul 7, 2020

    I've been trying to find a recipe like this one. My mother-in-law makes a similar dish, but all by eyeballing the ingredients. This one is just what I was looking for. My family loves it!

  • elegantefluteco
    Jul 2, 2020

    Absolutely my husband's favorite!

  • John
    Jul 1, 2020

    Great cucumber salad. I prefer to use English cucumbers

  • Valeria
    Jun 23, 2020

    I reviewed this salad earlier, right after making it and chilling it for 4 hours. It was good. I put the leftovers in the fridge and finished eating them tonight, 3 days later. I'm upping my rating to 5 stars! Wow! It was even better after 72 hours of refrigeration (and served with tomato slices).

  • fmmslkl
    Jun 16, 2020

    I think this must be an Ohio dish. I have been making this for years as did my mother and grandmother before me. The recipe just as it is is great. You can make with more dressing or as is, with sugar or without. It all depends on your taste. But it is great no matter if you make changes or not. Because I have been making it for years there is one suggestion that I have. Slice the cucumbers, salt them well, let them sit in the frig for a couple of hours then drain them before combining with the remaining ingredients. Great refreshing recipe.