Friday, November 04, 2011

Delicious Cucumber & Sour Cream Salad! ♫♫


With an over abundance of cucumbers this summer,

and LOTS of fresh dill, still growing in the garden,


I tried Mary's recipe

(from One Perfect Bite)


Cucumber & Sour Cream Salad.


Mary didn't peel her cucumbers but

I was anxious to try out my new Titan peelers,

which I absolutely ♥♥♥!

I found them at Bed, Bath & Beyond.

These things are soooo wickedly sharp,

DH says he could perform surgery with them!

They make quick work of any peeling chore.


You can even do julienne strips & decorative scoring with one of them.

I didn't take off ALL the green,

just strips of it all around.


I have made cucumbers in vinegar before &

I have made cucumbers in sour cream, too

but this is the best of both worlds.

If you follow this link,

you can find Mary's easy

method for making this tasty side dish.

Be sure to prepare it in the morning

so the flavors can play awhile together

before supper time.

Oh & don't leave out the celery seed...

It makes a world of difference in the taste!

I'm joining Michael Lee at

Designs by Gollum

for Foodie Friday

The Tablescaper for

Seasonal Sundays


Yvonne at StoneGable for

On The Menu Monday.

Thank you to all these ladies for

helping to improve the foods we eat

here at The Gazebo House.


  1. Rett, I'm so glad you liked the salad. Thank you so much for the link to my blog. It is really appreciated. Have a wonderful weekend. Blessings...Mary

  2. This looks so good, and I LOVE cucumbers so it would be perfect for me!! Love sour cream too! Nice to "see" you!!!

  3. I have been making cucumbers this way for about 45 is the best way to eat them!

  4. Oh delish!
    I tip my hat to you, if you mastered those peelers. I had them for awhile -- and never was able to do anything but score veggies with them. They just plain didn't work for me. Well, OK, I juust plain didn't work for THEM. I got rid of mine, and went to some regulation OXO peelers that I can handle!

    I was wondering what to do with some fresh dill I have ... and now I know. Thank you! I love cukes.

  5. I'm not a huge cucumber fan, but I do enjoy them fir a change every now and then. Never tried this salad, but it looks very healthy and refreshening. You are making me hungry with your mouthwatering pictures! Thanks for being kind enough to pass along the link.

  6. Oh, Rett! I have always wondered how to make this salad. I have a neighbor at the lake that makes it and I have always meant to ask her for her recipe. This sounds close. Thanks so much. Pretty pictures!


  7. Thank you for posting this. I really love cukes and have been looking for this type of recipe for some time. I love all the components.
    Beckie in Brentwood, TN

  8. If I ever need a recipe for cucumbers (ugh), I'll be sure to use your recipe because it seems everything you make is GOOD!

  9. Looks delicious, Rett! i love those peelers! Watch your nails! :)

  10. These look great Rett! I think I saw the recipe at Mary's and didn't end up making it-bummer. I've had cucumber salad many ways but never with sour cream-gotta try it:@)

  11. Those look so good, Rett. I tried two different recipes for refrigerator pickles this summer and they both were too "sharp." I'm thinking Mary's recipe might do the trick!
    Hugs, Beth

  12. This sure looks yummy. I love cucumbers.

  13. Thought id say hello while passing your blog by, and i hope you folks have a very nice weekend. We are maybe a little past fall peek colors for taking pictures of our tree's here in central Pennsylvania, but ill try anyway to go out one last time to snap some images. Richard from the Amish community of Lebanon Pennsylvania.

  14. Watch your fingers too! I'm go envious that you still have cucumbers and dill growing there. I love cucumbers in south cream - this looks delicious!

  15. Yum! I love cucumbers and sour cream and your recipe looks sooo good. Great photos.

  16. Rett~ I'm not allowed to handle sharp objects in my house so I guess I'll stick with my dull, safe peeler :) These look yummy though~ I'll have to remember next summer when our neighbor share their surplus of cukes!

  17. I could use a sharp peeler. May have to try those out.

  18. Rett, that looks SO good. I love Mary and her recipes, and this one looks like it hits the spot.

    LOL about the peeler. Be careful and don't do surgery on YOU! ;-)

    Love you...



  19. Rett, I have a BBB near me and I'm running out for the Titan tool!
    Beautiful Salad!Wouldn't that be so delicious for lunch today!
    Thanks for sharing your very sweet, so Rettabug post ON THE MENU MONDAY! LOVE LOVE LOVE your Rettabug signature at the bottom of your post.
    So you... priceless!
    xo Yvonne

  20. One of my favorite salads, Rett. My mother always served this with grilled salmon and I still love the combination of flavors. Nice peelers. Would love one that does julienne strips.

  21. This was a staple growing up! I love the fresh taste of cucumbers. No one in my family agrees so I usually eat them solo!

  22. I'm a fan of cucumber salads also. They are so refreshing. Love your new peeler. I will definitely check them out. My peeler is just about to give up the ghost.

  23. Love your button this should be your banner


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