Cucumber Salad Recipe

I've never pretended to understand grocery store prices, especially prices in the produce department. Take yesterday.  I was shopping for salad ingredients and came across cucumbers for 38 cents each.  In January.  In winter!  Now, one might think that local cucumbers would be cheap during the growing season (in my part of the country that means summer) but I can't remember paying less than 78 cents apiece for cucumbers last summer, and that would have been a sale price.  I blamed it on our extremely hot weather, but who knows.  Never dreamed I'd be buying cucumbers in January for just 38 cents each.

These are U.S. cucumbers, so if you're a cucumber farmer in whatever state grows cucumbers in December and January, I congratulate you on (apparently) having a great crop.  Now I can treat my husband to one of his favorite summer recipes, Cucumber Salad, in January. 

Chris's Cucumber Salad with Sour Cream and Dill

2 to 3 cucumbers, thinly sliced
1 small onion (red or yellow) thinly sliced and divided into rings
1/2 cup sour cream
2 tbsp white vinegar
1/2 tsp sugar
freshly ground pepper to taste
pinch of salt
1/2 tsp dried dill weed (or 1 tsp fresh dill, snipped)

Scrub the cucumbers; peel if you prefer or leave the peel on.  Slice very thin.  Slice onion very thin and divide into rings.  Whisk together sour cream, vinegar, sugar, pepper, salt, and dill.  Gently stir into cucumbers and onions in a bowl.  Serve well chilled. 


  1. We have a cucumber salad recipe somewhere, too but we do NOT have cucumbers for .38 cents nor for .78...

  2. Pretty good deal here this week, that's for sure!

  3. I seldom do cucumber salad but I think I will give it a try this weekend. Thanks for the share!


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