Big Weather's Big Recipe: Grandpa B's Cucumber Salad

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Friday, June 11, 2021
Big Weather's Big Recipe: Grandpa B's Cucumber Salad
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Big Weather got this recipe from his father-in-law. It's one of his favorite things to eat on a hot & muggy day.

With the warm & muggy weather we've been having, this is on of my favorite cool salads to have, especially at a cookout.

My father-in-law (Grandpa 'B') was the person who taught me this, and it's his recipe. I make it all the time in the summer, or whenever I see English Cucumbers on sale.

It's got a great twang to it. And it's super easy to make. Let's get to it!


4 seedless cucumbers, peeled and sliced wafer thin

1/2 of sweet onion, peeled & thinly sliced

Kosher Salt

1 Cup of Sour Cream

1 dash of hot sauce

1 T & 1 t Rice Vinegar

1 t dried Dill

1/2 t Sugar


1. Peel and slice the cumbers as thin as you can.

2. Peel and slice the onion

3. Layer the cucumbers and onion in a colander while sprinkling with a pinch of Kosher Salt.

4. Let the mixture drain for at least 2 hours. I also press on it with some paper towels right at the end to get more liquid out of it.

5. In a separate bowl, mix the Sour Cream, hot sauce, Rice Vinegar, Dill, and Sugar.

6. Add the cumber mixture and stir it all together.

7. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours, overnight is better!

8. Enjoy!

As I was typing this, I said to myself, "Self, you could switch out the sour cream with Greek yogurt. That would cut down on fat and calories." So, I may actually try that next time. Next time you're cooking out, try to plan a day ahead and give this salad a turn. I don't think you'll be disappointed!