Monday, June 15, 2009

Sour Cream Cucumber Salad

One of the staples of Ukrainian cooking is sour cream. This combination of sour cream and cucumbers makes a very tasty salad. You can enjoy it year-around, but it’s at its best in the summer with cucumbers fresh from the garden. No Ukrainian home is complete without this salad being served at least three times a week during during the summer!

Here is what you'll need to make this fantastic salad: a huge garden over flowing with flowering cucumbers, dill swaying in the light breezes and onions standing tall along side all waiting for the picking.

OK. If that’s not in the picture for you, head to the nearest market garden for some cukes, green onion and baby dill, then try this:

Peel 3 medium cucumbers and slice thinly. Sprinkle with ½ teaspoon salt. Let stand 15 minutes. Drain liquid. Add ½ cup finely chopped green onions, 1/2 cup fresh chopped dill, 1 tablespoon white vinegar and a dash of white pepper. Toss lightly with ¼ cup sour cream. (You can add more depending on your taste and the size of the cucumbers.)

Смачного! (But beware... you’re gonna think you died and went to heaven!)

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