Everyone loves a good salad, and this Creamy Cucumber Salad will not disappoint! Mum always made this salad using fresh cucumbers picked from the garden. I use Long English Cucumbers for this recipe, but you can use a common Eastern European Pickle Cucumber too. You might need to peel the skin from those cucumbers if they are bitter. That’s why Long English are easier.
This recipe is of Polish origin called Mizeria, which literally translates to misery. It’s a basic poor man’s salad with using only sour cream and cucumbers. Some variations add dill and onions, which is my favorite way to eat this. This Creamy Cucumber Salad is similar to Russian Radish and Cucumber Salad. If you love radishes, check it out.
The shared history of Eastern European nations also extends to the foods we all enjoy across our cultures (pre and post Soviet). I love Eastern European cooking, and this Creamy Cucumber Salad is a staple on my summer table (or when cucumbers are on sale!). Bon Appetit! Приятного аппетита!
- 2 Long English Cucumbers, sliced
- ½ cup sour cream (or substitute Greek Yogurt)
- ¼ cup fresh dill, chopped
- 2 tablespoons white vinegar
- ½ small white onion, thinly sliced
- salt and black pepper to taste
- small clove garlic, minced (optional)
- Place all ingredients in a bowl, mix together and enjoy!