The secret to this summery salad - use kitchen roll to dry the cucumbers really well.
Something else. I have made this before but I always soak my cucumbers and onions in salt water overnight until they are limp. The salt from the water doesn't add too much saltiness but I'd leave out the salt when mixing in the soured cream. Yes they must be very dry when mixing in the soured cream so draining them for a couple of hours after soaking is essential. The salad is very watery otherwise. I also have added a little dill when mixing in the soured cream. This seems like a lot of work but it's really not. Just some planning and a couple of minutes cutting and draining and then you let them sit in the refrigerator the rest of the time. Makes a very tasty elegant salad. This is still a DELICIOUS salad and I've been making it a lot lately because cucumbers are cheap and abundant. It's a good way to use up a lot of cucumbers. A few slices on a tossed salad just doesn't use up enough. Right now serving for serving, an all cucumber salad is cheaper than lettuce too. I have since tried a scant amount of thyme instead of the dill. This is good. I've tried the paprika but I won't again. It doesn't add much to the flavour and it gives it a pinkish colour I don't care for. I have however taken to mixing equal parts mayo and soured cream. - 24 Jul 2008
This is a good recipe. My gran makes this too. - 24 Jul 2008
I really like this recipe!! It was so fast and easy and everyone loved it at our dinner table. I will be using it often. Thanks Jill M. !! - 24 Jul 2008