Cucumber salad with sour cream

Cucumber and sour cream salad

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Recipe by Tara Weaver Course: SaladsCuisine: Other world cuisineDifficulty: Easy


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Refreshing salad, especially suitable for hot summer days, when we usually crave for dishes that cool and refresh us. The salad goes well with a piece of rye or wholemeal bread, rice or potato main dish.

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  • 1 kg 35 1/4 oz fresh cucumbers

  • 1 cup 1 cup vegan sour cream

  • 3 cloves 3 cloves garlic

  • 1 tsp 1 tsp salt


  • Peel the cucumber and cut it in thin slices. Place them in a bowl, sprinkle with salt and leave to stand for 15 minutes so they release their water.
    Then drain them well with your hands to remove excess water.
  • Peel 3 garlic cloves and cut them in small pieces and add them to the bowl with cucumbers.
  • Pour the sour cream over cucumbers and garlic.
  • Add salt and mix well.
  • Leave in the fridge for it to cool properly.


  • You don’t have to wait for the salad to cool and can eat it right away, but for me it just tastes better when it is cold.

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FAQ about vegan cucumber salad with sour cream

How do you keep cucumber salad from getting watery?

Once the cucumbers have been sliced, place them in the fridge for 20 minutes. This way they will release excess water. Then drain them and, if necessary, blot them with a paper towel. This will make them crispier as they will no longer contain so much liquid. You can then proceed to prepare the salad as you would normally.

Should I peel cucumber for salad?

You should peel the cucumber for salad if the peel is damaged and doesn’t look good or if you don’t like the taste of peel (it can taste bitter or be a bit hard). It also makes sense to peel the cucumber if you worry about pesticides in the peel which might be the case if they are not organic. Nevertheless, it is always recommended to at least wash the cucumber before eating it.

What does creamy cucumber salad go with?

Creamy cucumber salad can be eaten as a standalone salad dish. It also goes very well with just a piece of rye or wholemeal bread. Since it is a refreshing dish it makes a great addition to any rice or potato dish that is more salty because cucumber salad bring the freshness and makes a tasty combination in this case.

Can I substitute zucchini for cucumber in a salad?

Yes, you can substitute zucchini for cucumber in a salad if you like it’s taste which has more flavor than cucumber. Zucchini is also less watery and can make a good substitute for the cucumber. Zucchinis are very popular especially in raw vegan couisine.

Does cucumber salad need to be refrigerated?

Yes, cucumber salad should definitely be refrigerated. This way it will stay fresh for much longer. Cucumbers might release some water when left in the fridge for too long. That is why it helps to drain them properly in the beginning to avoid excess water later.

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Tara Weaver

I’m Tara, and I’m not just a wife and mom who loves her family and pets. I’m an aspiring chef who’s passionate about food, crystals and sharing my experiences with everyone!