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Friday, July 29, 2016
Look out for all those cucumbers! Yes, it is cucumber season and they are rolling in and looking good.
Cucumber Salad 3 to 4 cucumbers 2 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt, divided 1 cup sour cream 3 tablespoons white vinegar 1/2 teaspoon sugar 1 small clove garlic, minced 1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill
Peel and thinly slice cucumbers. Sprinkle them with 2 teaspoons of kosher salt and place them in a colander in the sink. Allow the salt to draw out the excess moisture for about 30 minutes. Make the dressing by combining, the sour cream, remaining ½ teaspoon salt, vinegar, sugar, garlic, and fresh dill and mix well. Once the cucumbers have drained, shake off the excess moisture and combine them with the dressing in a large bowl. Refrigerate until serving. This dish is best served fairy quickly after being made. Even though the salt draws out some moisture, the longer it sits, more moisture will be drawn out and can make the dressing watery.