Creamy Cucumbers

When I grill I either like to have sides that can be put on the grill at the same time, or are prepared earlier in the day. This recipe is a Creamy Cucumber Salad that NEEDS to be made at least 4 hours earlier so it can marinade. It is so simple to make Little Chef D was a little bored making it herself!
The first step is to mince the onion and slice cucumber. Half your cucumber lengthwise and then cut it thinly across. Little Chef D did not want to do this task today so I helped her out. She also picked out her own clothes today. The black polka dots is the apron which actually looks better with her sweater then what she has on underneath!
In a Pyrex Bowl combine all the ingredients and stir. She is a pro at measuring now and so the novelty has worn off.

Add the cucumbers, cover and let it do its thing in the refrigerator. Every so often stir. After 4 hours or more you are ready to partake.

My Little Chefs were skeptical about this side when they saw it on the table, but they all wanted seconds! This might have just become our new favorite!

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Creamy Cucumbers
Better Homes and Garden New Grilling Book

1 large cucumber, halved length wise and thinly sliced (3 cups)
1 small onion, thinly sliced (1/3 cup)
1/2 cup plain yogurt or dairy sour cream (we used yogurt)
1 Tablespoon vinegar
1 teaspoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon dried dill
dash of black pepper

For marinade, in a covered container combine yogurt, vinegar, sugar, salt, dill and pepper. Add cucumber and onion; toss to coat. Cover and chill for 4 to 24 hours, stirring often. Stir before serving.


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17 Replies to "Creamy Cucumbers"

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    Pamela July 11, 2012 (5:36 am)

    Oh I will be trying this recipe, I have 3 cucumber in the fridge from the garden good way to use them, thanks!

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    Printabelle July 11, 2012 (2:56 pm)

    This sounds like the "secret" recipe from our local steakhouse, lol. I love her sweater, very pretty!

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    J's mom July 11, 2012 (5:23 pm)

    I would love it, if you would share this, & any other recipes you may have, on my recipe link up.

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    Five Little Chefs July 11, 2012 (8:06 pm)

    Don't you love eating them right from your own garden! We do!

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    Five Little Chefs July 11, 2012 (8:07 pm)

    How interesting. I don't think I have seen it at a restaurant here, but then again I don't frequent restaurants much!

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    Tauni July 11, 2012 (9:13 pm)

    Awww. My grandma used to make these for us. Great memories.

    Thanks for sharing on Show and Tell Wednesday!

    xoxo, Tauni

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    Kelley @ July 12, 2012 (8:18 pm)

    Hi! Visiting from Happy Hour Projects. These look so delicious! I love a good cucumber salad. Im pinning this so I can try it soon!

    If you get a chance Id love for you to share this at my Friday link party.. it just opened! 🙂

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    Michelles Tasty Creations July 12, 2012 (9:03 pm)

    This looks delish! I haven't used cucumbers in a while but I'll be making this soon. Thanks so much for linking up to Creative Thursday this week. I can't wait to see what you link up next. Have a great weekend.


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    Happy Whimsical Hearts July 16, 2012 (6:12 am)

    I love that I always discover new and interesting recipes here 🙂 Thanks for sharing at Happy lil ❤'s are baking!

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    Miz Helen July 16, 2012 (8:47 am)

    This is a great summertime dish for all of our fresh cucumbers. Hope you have a fantastic week and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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    Diane July 17, 2012 (1:31 pm)

    I have tons of cucumbers right now. Thanks for the recipe and thanks for sharing this week at The Gathering Spot.

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    Kerry July 18, 2012 (9:09 am)

    Yum, sounds like a good way to use those LARGE cucumbers. They grow so fast!

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    Jamie @ Love Bakes Good Cakes July 20, 2012 (5:12 am)

    What a great summertime dish and the perfect way to use up the garden bounty! Thank you for sharing at All my Bloggy Friends this week. Have a great weekend 🙂

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    Rise-n-Shine Life July 21, 2012 (9:25 am)

    Yum! What a cool dish ~ perfect for this hot weather! Visiting from Love Bakes Good Cakes 🙂

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    Jamie @ Love Bakes Good Cakes July 24, 2012 (5:14 am)

    Just wanted to let you know that this recipe is featured this morning at "All my Bloggy Friends" ~

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