Ukrainian Tomato and Cucumber Salad with Sour Cream Dressing

March 12th, 2011 in Salad Recipes by
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Total cooking time: 30min  
Ukrainian Tomato and Cucumber Salad with Sour Cream Dressing

Ukrainian Tomato and Cucumber Salad with Sour Cream Dressing

This simple salad with tomatoes and cucumbers is very popular in Ukraine, and I don’t see any reasons why it wouldn’t be liked in any other country which grows tomatoes, cucumbers, dill and sour cream with onions and garlic.

As opposite to summer salad with tomato and cucumbers with vegetable oil based dressing, this one uses sour cream and mayonnaise.

If you are trying to cut on calories – use mix of sour cream and low calorie yoghurt, or just yoghurt as a base for dressing, but, believe me, this salad tastes the best with real sour cream.

Ingredients:

  • 2 medium size tomatoes
  • 4 baby cucumbers
  • ½ of small red onion (I’ve used 1 shallot instead)
  • 1-2 garlic cloves
  • Fresh dill
  • 3 tablespoons of sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons of mayonnaise
  • Ground pepper
  • Salt to taste

How to prepare, step-by-step:

  1. Prepare ingredients: rinse tomatoes, cucumbers and dill; any kind of cucumbers and tomatoes will work good for this salad, just make sure the ratio of both is more or less the same; if you like it spicy use 2 garlic cloves, I ended up using just one:
    Ukrainian Tomato and Cucumber Salad with Sour Cream Dressing Recipe: Step 1

    Ukrainian Tomato and Cucumber Salad with Sour Cream Dressing Recipe: Step 1

  2. Start of by preparing dressing. For that put 3 tablespoons of sour cream to a mixing bowl:
    Ukrainian Tomato and Cucumber Salad with Sour Cream Dressing Recipe: Step 2

    Ukrainian Tomato and Cucumber Salad with Sour Cream Dressing Recipe: Step 2

  3. Add about 2 tablespoons of mayonnaise:
    Ukrainian Tomato and Cucumber Salad with Sour Cream Dressing Recipe: Step 3

    Ukrainian Tomato and Cucumber Salad with Sour Cream Dressing Recipe: Step 3

  4. Peel skin from garlic cloves and press it to the bowl:
    Ukrainian Tomato and Cucumber Salad with Sour Cream Dressing Recipe: Step 4

    Ukrainian Tomato and Cucumber Salad with Sour Cream Dressing Recipe: Step 4

  5. Add salt and ground black pepper, mix and set aside:
    Ukrainian Tomato and Cucumber Salad with Sour Cream Dressing Recipe: Step 5

    Ukrainian Tomato and Cucumber Salad with Sour Cream Dressing Recipe: Step 5

  6. Slice tomatoes in wedges into salad bowl:
    Ukrainian Tomato and Cucumber Salad with Sour Cream Dressing Recipe: Step 6

    Ukrainian Tomato and Cucumber Salad with Sour Cream Dressing Recipe: Step 6

  7. If cucumbers are mature and skin is bitter – remove it, cut each cucumber in half lengthwise and slice them:
    Ukrainian Tomato and Cucumber Salad with Sour Cream Dressing Recipe: Step 7

    Ukrainian Tomato and Cucumber Salad with Sour Cream Dressing Recipe: Step 7

  8. Peel and slice onion, add to the bowl:
    Ukrainian Tomato and Cucumber Salad with Sour Cream Dressing Recipe: Step 8

    Ukrainian Tomato and Cucumber Salad with Sour Cream Dressing Recipe: Step 8

  9. Add finely chopped dill:
    Ukrainian Tomato and Cucumber Salad with Sour Cream Dressing Recipe: Step 9

    Ukrainian Tomato and Cucumber Salad with Sour Cream Dressing Recipe: Step 9

  10. Mix everything, add prepared salad dressing and mix again:
    Ukrainian Tomato and Cucumber Salad with Sour Cream Dressing Recipe: Step 10

    Ukrainian Tomato and Cucumber Salad with Sour Cream Dressing Recipe: Step 10

  11. Serve as appetizer before main dish course:
    Ukrainian Tomato and Cucumber Salad with Sour Cream Dressing

    Ukrainian Tomato and Cucumber Salad with Sour Cream Dressing

Enjoy!

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3 Responses to “Ukrainian Tomato and Cucumber Salad with Sour Cream Dressing”

  1. sara says:

    i wish your site was pintrest friendly i really loved this recipe and wanted to pin this

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