Friday, June 17, 2016

Red Onion & Cucumber Salad

Red Onion & Cucumber Salad not only stands on its own as a hot weather side but can also top a regular green salad.  The sour cream & apple cider vinegar dressing is a great match for tomatoes, avocado and greens.

It is important to let this salad marinate in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours or overnight.  The vinegar will break down the cucumbers and onion so that they are soft and flexible.  The red onion will taste less sharp.  The vinegar in the recipe contributes a fermented base that provides bonus goodness for your gut.

Red Onion & Cucumber Salad
Serves 4

4 small cucumbers*, unwaxed or peeled
1 medium red onion
3 tablespoons sour cream
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
1/4- 1/2 teaspoon sugar or honey
salt & pepper


  1. Rinse cucumbers and peel away outer layer of onion.
  2. Slice as thin as possible.  Use a mandolin if available for even very thin slices.
  3. Place vegetables in medium bowl and add remaining ingredients.  
  4. Stir we'll so that all ingredients are mixed.  Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours or overnight.