Cucumber Salad – Polish Mizeria

Have a garden brimming with cucumbers? This is a delicious way to eat up numerous cucumbers at one meal. This is a family recipe passed on from my grandmother to my mother. It was a salad that was present at most family parties and holidays. It’s a very common salad in Poland and supposedly a country or farm salad.

Cucumber Salad - Mizeria

Slim and younger cucumbers are better than over plump large ones. Larger cucumbers have thicker bitter seeds. If that’s all you have left in your garden, no fear – you just need to cut the cucumber lengthwise and then scoop out the seeds before slicing.

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4-5 cucumbers
2 Tablespoons kosher salt
1 cup sour cream
2 Tablespoons Hellmann’s or Best Foods Mayonnaise
1 Tablespoon sugar
3 Tablespoons green onion or chives, finely chopped
2 Tablespoons dill, chopped
2 Tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
3-4 radishes, sliced (optional)

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Thinly slice cucumbers by hand or with a mandolin. Sprinkle 2 tablespoons of salt on the cucumbers and mix well. Let the cucumbers soak in salt for about 20 minutes. Ring out accumulated cucumber juice. The cucumbers don’t have to be dry just a good amount of juice removed.

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Mix sour cream, sugar, green onions, dill and lemon juice in a small bowl. Combine the dressing with the wrung out cucumbers. Store in the refrigerator for at least an hour before serving. If you’re adding radishes do so just before serving. Their pink color can bleed.

 

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Recipe type: Polish
Cuisine: Polish salad
Serves: 8
Ingredients
  • 4-5 cucumbers
  • 2 Tablespoons kosher salt
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 Tablespoon sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons Hellmann's or Best Foods Mayonnaise
  • 3 Tablespoons green onion or chives, finely chopped
  • 2 Tablespoons dill, chopped
  • 2 Tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 3-4 radishes, sliced (optional)
Instructions
  1. Thinly slice cucumbers by hand or with a mandolin. Sprinkle 2 tablespoons of salt on the cucumbers and mix well. Let the cucumbers soak in salt for about 20 minutes. Ring out accumulated cucumber juice. The cucumbers don't have to be dry just a good amount of juice removed.
  2. Mix sour cream, sugar, mayonnaise, green onions, dill and lemon juice in a small bowl. Combine the dressing with the wrung out cucumbers. Store in the refrigerator for at least of an hour before serving. If you're adding radishes do so just before serving.

 

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