Saturday, January 30, 2010

Creamy Cucumber Salad

Barefoot Contessa Back to Basic played a show with Creamy Cucumber Salad. I love cucumbers and just had to try it. It has a nice tang to it. Keeps well in the frig for a week. Your can reduce this recipe to your family size.

Creamy Cucumber Salad


4 English cucumbers, thinly sliced
2 small red onions, thinly sliced
Kosher salt
4 cups plain whole milk yogurt
1 cup sour cream
2 tbsp. champagne vinegar or white wine vinegar
1/2 cup minced fresh dill
1 1/2 tsp. freshly ground pepper


Place cucumbers and red onions in a colander over a bowl with 1 1/2 tbsp. salt. Wrap in plastic wrap and place in frig for at least 4 hours or overnight. Discard the liquid that is in bowl.

Place yogurt in a sieve lined with cheese cloth or paper towel over a bowl. Wrap in plastic wrap and place in frig for at least 4 hours or overnight. Discard this liquid as well that is in bowl.

When the cucumbers and onions are ready place them in a towel and squeeze out anymore liquid that maybe left in them.

In a large bowl add cucumbers and onions with drained yogurt, sour cream, vinegar, dill, 2 tsp. salt and pepper. Toss to combine well.

Place in frig for a few hours to allow flavors to blend together.

Sprinkle with salt and pepper and serve chilled


Katy ~ said...

This DOES sound very good. I'll have to remember this when summer is here. Would be cool and smooth.

Jannett said...

Katy...We thought that as well a great summer salad..... :)

Rosemary said...

Hi Jannett;
Love this salad. Ina Garten recipes always seem to hit the spot. I too have that cook book and love it.

Jannett said... is a great cookbook ... and her recipes are always good when made... :)

Choclette said...

I love cucumber, dill and yogurt, but would never have thought to drain the yogurt and cucumber. I expect it makes for a richer version. I will have to try it come the summer and see if it makes a difference.

Jannett said...

Choclette... It does make the yogurt thicker..and putting the salt on the do not get the watery addition the next day...Give it a try and see if you like it better... :)
Thanks for the comment


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