Cucumber Salad with Dill and Sour Cream Dressing

by eat in my kitchen

Cucumber Salad with Dill + Sour Cream

Lots of amazing food was gathered on my own and on my friend’s and family’s tables in the past couple days, we enjoyed some special culinary treats, had a great time, and of course ate lots of sweets, cakes and chocolate. No complaints but it’s time for a break! I love to feast for days, especially together with the ones I love. Treating others and myself to good homemade food, spending time together at a long table, trying out and sharing new recipes, I need and appreciate this so much. It’s like taking a break from the daily routine when time is tight and work is always waiting. These feasts caress my soul, I  treasure these moments highly and most of the time they become my most beloved memories!

But each feast has its end, otherwise it wouldn’t be so special. Therefore I gladly enjoy a light salad, simple and quick. It combines a lot I love about spring, juicy and tasty cucumber which is such a pleasure after months of watery winter cucumbers, fresh dill, strong and aromatic, and a smooth dressing with sour cream and lemon. For the two of us, I sliced 1 small cucumber very thinly and dolloped my milky dressing over it. I whisked 2 heaped tablespoons of sour cream with 1 tablespoon of olive oil and 2 tablespoons of heavy cream and added 1 tablespoon of freshly squeezed lemon juice, salt, pepper and a pinch of sugar. This is just a rough guideline, adjust the ingredients to your own taste, or add some more herbs like chives or parsley or some other vegetables like cherry tomatoes or lettuce. I was happy with my puristic combination, just cucumber, the dressing nicely balanced between sweet, sour and milky, and some freshly chopped dill sprinkled on top.

Cucumber Salad with Dill + Sour Cream

 

Cucumber Salad with Dill + Sour Cream