Twisted Sister's Creamy Cucumber Salad
January 23, 2015
Categories: Fresh Tomatoes, Lunch, Salads, Vegetable Salad, Vegetables, Cucumber, North American, Budget-Friendly, Easy/Beginner Cooking, One-Pot Meal, No-Cook, Quick Meals, Entertaining, July 4th, Labor Day, Picnic, Potluck, Summer, Gluten-Free, Kosher, Low Calorie, Non-Dairy, Vegetarian, Herbs more
"When I first arrived in Iceland to stay, this was my DH’s 1st food request & it was my most popular recipe at our prior "home". My sister & Siggi had named this salad because it was original for me & it also reflected my internet identity as "The Twisted One". For best results, don’t make this a day ahead, but do allow at least 2 hours for the flavors to blend & its creamy nature to develop from the finished ingredient mix (Stated time does not include refrigeration time). Enjoy!"
- Serving Size: 1 (155.6 g)
- Calories 88.9
- Total Fat - 3 g
- Saturated Fat - 0.5 g
- Cholesterol - 3.8 mg
- Sodium - 426.1 mg
- Total Carbohydrate - 14.9 g
- Dietary Fiber - 1.4 g
- Sugars - 9.8 g
- Protein - 1.7 g
- Calcium - 22.8 mg
- Iron - 0.7 mg
- Vitamin C - 17.3 mg
- Thiamin - 0.1 mg
Peel & cut cucumbers into 1/2-inch thick slices. Then halve each slice diagonally & transfer all the now-chunks to a large mixing bowl (See note).
Roughly dice red onion & add to the bowl.
Quarter tomatoes, remove seeds, rough dice the tomato pulp & add to the bowl.
Thinly slice 1/2 green pepper, cut slices in 1-inch segments & add to the bowl.
Toss prepared ingredients to achieve a good mix.
Add last 6 ingredients to bowl, mix well & refrigerate at least 2 hours. Stir once or twice to allow the flavors to blend.
NOTE #1: The cucumber cut is likely a departure from the norm for you, but is key to success. If thin-sliced, most cucumbers wilt fast & do not retain any crunch
NOTE #2: When all ingredients have been combined, the mixture may appear dry & lack the creamy texture you expected. Not to worry as that will begin to change almost immediately
Tips & Variations
- No special items are required