Monday, July 25, 2011

Polish Cucumber Salad

This Polish Cucumber Salad my mother used to make for me as a kid and I have loved it ever since.  It is one of my favorite simple summer salads. Not only does it not require a lot of ingredients but it is quick and takes about 10 minutes to make.   You can use any kind of cucumber for this salad but I prefer to use an English cucumber since I think they taste better.  The salad is also very easy to adjust.  If it is too vinegary for you add some sugar, and add salt to taste. Enjoy!

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Polish Cucumber Salad

Yield: 4 servings

Total Time: 10 minutes


1 English cucumber

¼ tsp salt

¼ tsp sugar

1 tsp dill weed

Pinch of pepper

1 tbsp white vinegar

1 tbsp sour cream


Slice the cucumber into thin slices. Either us a cheese knife or a food processor to cut into thin slices.

In a separate bowl add all the other ingredients, salt, sugar, dill, pepper, vinegar and sour cream. Mix it together and then pour over the cucumbers and mix them.

This salad should be prepared just prior to serving, as the cucumber release a lot of liquid if allowed to stand any length of time.


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30 Responses to “Polish Cucumber Salad”

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    Katarina — July 25, 2011 @ 11:32 pm

    This is a tasty salad!

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    Maris(In Good Taste) — July 26, 2011 @ 12:42 am

    One of my very favorites!

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    Karolina — July 26, 2011 @ 4:14 am

    We call it MIZERIA. 🙂 One of my favourite summer thigs, don’t need anything but new potatoes to go with it. 🙂 I personally prefer lemon juice rather than vinegar and natural yoghurt rather than cream, but it really depends on a recipe – it is quite flexible dish. 🙂

    • Delishhh replied: — August 11th, 2011 @ 7:44 am

      Karolina – Mizeria! Thanks! I am going to have to try this with lemon juice and yogrut. Thanks for that info! I guess i should have asked my mother 🙂

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    Oh, It's Just Perfect! — July 26, 2011 @ 4:48 am

    It looks light and refreshing. Perfect for this hot weather!

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    Faith — July 26, 2011 @ 7:00 am

    Never had this salad before. The first picutre is making me hungry. Great photography 🙂

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    Lisa~~ — July 26, 2011 @ 6:39 pm

    Love easy cuke recipes as my garden is producing at an amazing rate.

    Cook Lisa Cook

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    Roxana GreenGirl — July 26, 2011 @ 7:37 pm

    i love making this cucumber salad. Sometimes I cream some garlic and mix it with the sour cream and use lemon juice instead of vinegar. A summer favorite!!

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    Kris@The Elder Care Resource — July 26, 2011 @ 11:09 pm

    This looks delicious and very easy to make. I can surely make this dish tonight. I guess I need to go errand for some Horizon’s® sour cream. Thanks for sharing this post!

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    Elizabeth — July 27, 2011 @ 6:34 am

    Look so refreshing! Can’t wait to give this elegant and simple recipe a try.

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    Splendid Willow — July 27, 2011 @ 7:01 am

    Ewa, I grew up w. this salad too!!!!! My dad used to make it – and he was from Estonia! So a Eastern European thing perhaps. Love it too – especially with pork chops!

    Warm hugs to you, Mon

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    Krista {Budget Gourmet Mom} — July 27, 2011 @ 7:20 am

    This sounds great! I love the addition of the sour cream.

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    Lana @ Never Enough Thyme — July 27, 2011 @ 10:29 am

    Perfect cucumber salad! I make a very similar one without sour cream. Next time I make it I’m going add a little. Sounds like a great addition.

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    DessertForTwo — July 27, 2011 @ 7:12 pm

    This is right up my alley! I grew up with Czech food and I’ve found Polish food to be just as delicious! Can’t wait to try this.

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    Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen — July 27, 2011 @ 7:25 pm

    Sounds delicious, my mom made a similar salad as well and I always enjoyed it.

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    Cookin' Canuck — July 28, 2011 @ 7:06 am

    This is such a fresh and tasty way to prepare cucumbers. It would be a wonderful side dish to a salmon fillet.

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    Magic of Spice — July 28, 2011 @ 9:56 am

    This is just delightful! Very fresh and certainly perfect for summer 🙂

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    carolinaheartstrings — July 28, 2011 @ 10:36 am

    That is the perfect dish for this hot hot weather. Your pictures are just fantastic. Come over and visit us. We have a really wonderful easy sorbet recipe today.

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    Shelby — July 29, 2011 @ 1:24 am

    Cucumbers and dill just seem to be a match made in heaven. Sounds yummy!

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    Jamie — July 29, 2011 @ 1:37 am

    This salad looks very tasty and easy to make. I love to try this salad this weekend perfect pair of my grilled Tuna. Thank you for sharing this recipe!

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    Marla — July 29, 2011 @ 2:26 pm

    This cucumber salad looks light and refreshing!

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    Erma Burton — December 11, 2011 @ 11:27 am

    Thanks for sharing this post! Cucumbers and dill just seem to be a match made in heaven.

  23. 23

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    Doris Dyer — March 8, 2013 @ 11:11 pm

    Come over and visit us. This looks delicious and very easy to make. This is just delightful! i love making this cucumber salad.

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    Holly — July 20, 2013 @ 10:01 am

    I could live on this. I usually add thinly slices white onion and just discovered a pinch of garlic powder really gives it something.

    • Delishhh replied: — July 22nd, 2013 @ 10:02 am

      Holly – that sounds delicious. Going to try next time.

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