Mizeria (Polish Cucumber Salad) Recipe
Dill and lemon juice dress this cucumber salad with a small amount of sour cream.
Cucumber salad is one of my favorite side dishes. This one caught my eye because of its simple seasonings and because it didn't include sugar. The only step I left out was to salt the cucumbers first to remove the liquid because I like my cucumber salad nice and juicy. Nor would I want to take the chance of the cucumbers ending up too salty, even after rinsing them. The lemon juice instead of vinegar made for a very light, refreshing salad with just the right balance of tanginess and creaminess.
Is it possible that only 2½ tablespoons of sour cream was used to make this? I too added a little onion and loads of loads of pepper and had to add more sour cream. All in all good taste but something seems off with the measurements.
I've never squeezed liquid from the cucumber before so I didn't do that. This was a nice way to have cucumbers. Will make again. Thanks veggie mommy, I forgot how good cukes and sour cream was!
Better after about 6 hours chill time.
This was delicious as is. Made it for our book club dinner with Polish theme.
I made this for New Year's Eve. Easy to throw together, and everyone inhaled it--wish I'd made a double batch!
Cucumber salads are a refreshing counter point to a rich meal, bringing a cool, slightly sweet crunch to the party. Creamy versions of the beloved side dish originate in culinary traditions from faraway places, from Greek tzatziki to a beloved Polish treasure called Mizeria. Get our best creamy cucumber salad recipes.