Of course it’s nearing the end of summer and I’m only getting out summer recipes now. But then any time is a good time for a super simple and refreshing recipe, like this cream cucumber salad.
I’ve seen similar recipes described as a German salad, but the same is made in Slovakia. It’s warm enough to grow cucumbers easily where I live, and this salad is one of my mother-in-law’s summer staples.
Some people make this salad with whipping cream, others make it with sour cream – both are delicious. The salad photographed was made with whipping cream, which is a little sweeter and much thinner than sour cream. Give both versions a try and see which you like better!
Sometimes people also put in garlic and/or dill, which is lovely but not necessary. Oh, and Slovaks often add a little sugar, but I just can’t bring myself to do so.
Cream Cucumber Salad
A very simple but tasty salad made in Slovakia with cucumbers and whipping cream or sour cream.
- 500 grams cucumbers
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons vinegar
- 1/3-1/2 cup whipping cream or sour cream (or buttermilk or kefir)
- garlic (optional)
- fresh dill (optional)
- pinch sugar (optional)
Slice cucumbers very thinly, for example with a mandoline slicer. Combine all ingredients in a bowl, and mix. Because its easy like that.
The cucumbers will release a fair amount of water, thinning out the cream/sour cream.
Serve cold for a refreshing salad!