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Crispy Cucumber, Celery & Sweet Onion Salad w/Sour Cream Dressing



You’re familiar with the old rule of thumb, you should drink eight glasses of water per day, some experts say more… 






That seems like quite a grind to me most days, but here’s the catch:  You don’t have to drink all that water...

Roughly 20% of our daily water intake comes from solid foods, especially fruits and vegetables.

Cucumbers have the highest water content of any solid food at 97%, and they truly do have a cooling effect on the body, so there is some truth to the phrase, “cool as a cucumber”.

While it’s still important to drink plenty of water, especially on hot days, eating cucumber is a great way to get some of that fluid into your body and quench your thirst at the same time.

But, the great refreshing cucumber taste is the best part, and this slightly adapted Country Living recipe provides the proof ~






It’s a fresh, crunchy, tasty salad of cucumber, celery, and onion; enhanced with a touch of dill and seasonings,  swimming in a creamy tangy dressing coating.    

It’ll perk up your taste buds, for sure!







Cucumber, Celery & Sweet Onion Salad w/Sour Cream Dressing
Printable recipe      

Ingredients:

3 tablespoons sour cream
3 tablespoons olive oil
3 tablespoons lemon juice
1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill
2 large cucumbers, peeled and thinly sliced
4 celery ribs, thinly sliced
1 medium sweet onion, halved and thinly sliced
Salt and seasoned pepper, to taste

Method:

Whisk together sour cream, oil, lemon juice, dill, and sugar in a bowl.
Season with salt and seasoned pepper.
Add vegetables and toss to combine.
8 servings


 Enjoy!



Comments

  1. So refreshing and crunchy...I love it!

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    1. Thanks, Angie! Just what we need on these hot summer days!

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  2. Pam, Pretty salad, one that my better half would really appreciate on the dining table. Me not so much...as I don't like onions unless they're cooked down and pretty much dissolved in the dish. Weird huh!? Drives my wife crazy! Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

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    1. Ha, David! We eat a lot of onions here, but I have a niece who won't touch them either so I get it.

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  3. Light and refreshing dish! I'm a great lover of cucumbers and sour cream(greek yoghourt instead of sour cream will also do the job).
    As for drinking 8 glasses of water - that's probably a myth, as most of the water is indeed in the fruits and veggies that we eat.
    Beautiful picture of your salad!

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    1. Thanks, Duta! Drinking that much water would drive me crazy and straight to the bathroom! Glad it's a myth. Take care

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  4. This is totally my type of salad!

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    1. Great, Katerina! Glad you like it.

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  5. I love salads like this! And cucumbers are one of my favourite!

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    1. Thanks, Joyce! I love cucumbers too!

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  6. Love this salad. I think celery is so underrated when it adds so much. Can't wait to try this and I even have celery in the fridge and cukes in the garden!

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    1. Thanks, Abbe! Hope you like it! I so agree about celery, it has a unique taste that adds a lot of flavor to dishes and is crunchy too. Take care

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    1. Thanks, William! Glad you stopped by!

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  8. I love crunchy salads and this looks like a fantastic one. Summer prefection in a bowl!

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    1. Thanks, Cheri! Glad you like it!

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  9. This salad reminds my of my in-laws. My FIL never liked cucumbers until he finally took a bite of my MIL's cucumber sour cream salad. I love the sound of your dressing :)

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    1. Thanks, Liz! Nice that it brought back good memories!

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  10. This looks great, (but I would need to blanch the onion...) we just got a new batch of celery at the co-op market, I should make this. I am always looking for new salads that do not contain lettuce. Thanks Pam.

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    1. Thanks, Melynda! I love different summertime salads omitting lettuce also!

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  11. Some fun cucumber facts there!

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  12. What a neat dish! Love cucumbers, and we have a bunch in our garden. I know what I'm making later this week! Thanks so much.

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  13. I drink at least 4 liters a day, without trying. But I love the stuff and it always makes me poop better, so there's that.

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    1. Hi Ivy! Good to know that! :-) I'm definitely not much of a water drinker.

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    2. Do you like herbal tea? I love that too.

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  14. Sounds delicious!! Thank you for sharing! Enjoy the rest of your week.

    Blessings,
    Jill

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  15. Easy and good my two faves about a recipe.

    M : )

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    1. Thanks, Melinda! That's what I like too!

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  16. This sounds so delicious. a Perfect summer salad!!!

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  17. We are on the same page Pam - this looks and sounds wonderful. I know I would love it. You just can't beat a fresh salad like this!

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