Creamy CucumbersPosted: August 31, 2013
Our neighbor has bestowed a bounty of cucumbers (and tomatoes) onto us again this summer….seriously, she is the garden whisperer. Her garden and plants make mine look like a sad, pitiful disgrace. I like to think it’s because her yard gets more sun than ours, which is probably true….but I don’t think that’s all of it. She’s doing something right that I am not.
I’ve made mention that I’m not [at all] a huge fan of cucumbers. Well. This use of them made me change my tune and I am now a Creamy Cucumber believer.
This is a recipe from my dad….”recipe” I guess you can call it, it’s really all to taste.
My dad worked on peeling the cucumbers while I tackled the sauce under his tutelage. The sauce is….awwwwesome!
One tub of sour cream, three super-generous dollops of Miracle Whip, a few dashes of sugar, and pour in some vinegar. That’s where you start.
Then a healthy dose of celery salt, a bit of salt, and some pepper.
Add the cukes….
Then the sliced onion….
Stir and taste. Taste again. Add more of….whatever you feel you’re missing. We added a bit more Miracle Whip, salt, and pepper.
And there you have it – a bowl of goodness.
The sauce is creamy and tangy, then you get the cucumber crunch – YUM. I’m not usually big on raw onions, but they really mellow so there’s no overpowering flavor. Two things I don’t really like (cucumbers and raw onions) come together to make something I really like? It’s the power of the sauce.
This is such an easy, refreshing summer salad and perfect alongside your next BBQ feast. Make it this weekend, mmmkay?