One of my all time favorite snacks is the baby cucumber! I tend to make this simple salad in the summer time, but I think that the flavors are good any time! I prefer using the English variety because the others that you can find in the market tend to have thicker, bumpy skins and usually have more seeds, while the English type are generally smaller in size; have tender skin that has a sweet flavor and you can eat the entire vegetable, too, including the skin, which is never bitter. Their flesh is smooth and refreshingly moist and they are firm to the bite. Costco has them available in two pound bags for a pretty reasonable price.
I recently read that the cucumber is the fourth most cultivated vegetable worldwide. The top three are tomatoes, cabbage and onions. Cucumbers are good for you too because they are rich in vitamins and other essential nutrients such as vitamin A, B1, B6, C, D & K, calcium, potassium, magnesium and fiber, which help to regulate blood pressure. Cucumbers are 96% of water content, so they help keep the body hydrated. This is one of my son Andrew’s favorite salads and I hope you like it too!
1 1/2 to 2 lbs. Mini English Cucumbers, thinly sliced
1/4 Sweet Onion, thinly sliced
1/2 Cup Sour Cream
1/2 Cup Mayonnaise
2-3 Tablespoons White Vinegar
1-2 Tablespoon Sugar
Dash of Salt and Pepper, to taste
Cut the onions and cucumbers.
Whisk sour cream, vinegar, sugar and pepper until blended. Add the cucumbers and onions and toss to coat. Serve immediately.