Creamy Cucumber Salad

There is nothing more refreshing to me in the summer than a big bowl of sliced cucumbers straight from the garden.  My neighbors recently blessed me again with a gigantic bag of cukes (that’s what I call ‘em).  I went to a little cookout at my friend’s house recently and this is what I brought:  Creamy Cucumber Salad.

Creamy Cucumber Salad

And of course there were some fresh herbs from my little herb garden involved.  :-)

Basil Bloom

When my basil starts to bloom I know I need to do something with it or it won’t keep growing…the flowers from herbs are so beautiful!  Sometimes I’ll just put the herb flowers in a vase to enjoy them.

My Mom saw the photo and asked if the dressing was a ranch dressing…it is actually a simple sour cream mixture with vinegar, salt, pepper and fresh herbs.  Add some love to your cukes and try this recipe…it was a welcomed change to plain ole’ cucumbers and vinegar!

Creamy Cucumber Salad

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Creamy Cucumber Salad

Ingredients

  • 4 cups thinly sliced cucumbers (about 4 cucumbers)
  • 1 1/3 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon fresh chopped dill
  • 1 tablespoon fresh chopped basil
  • 1/2 cup sliced red onions
  • 1 1/2 cup grape or cherry tomatoes, halved
  • Salt & pepper, to taste

Instructions

  1. In a medium bowl, whisk sour cream, water, honey, vinegar, salt & pepper until smooth. Add dill & basil & stir until combined.
  2. Add sliced cucumbers, tomatoes and onions to sour cream mixture. Stir to combine. Serve immediately or refrigerate in a covered container to allow flavors to mingle.

Adapted from Betty Crocker

http://theblondcook.com/2012/06/creamy-cucumber-salad/

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