Pioneer Woman Creamy Cucumber Salad

Pioneer Woman Creamy Cucumber Salad

This pioneer woman creamy cucumber salad is one of my favorite summertime side dishes or snacks to make since it is both refreshing and tasty; in fact, fresh cucumbers are something I look forward to using for this recipe. The salad was created by the pioneer woman.

However, Cucumbers are conveniently in stores year-round, it doesn’t have to be summertime to enjoy this pioneer woman’s creamy cucumber salad.

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Ingredients That You’ll Need:

Here are some of the main ingredients that we have used in our pioneer woman creamy cucumber salad recipe:

  • Cucumbers: Fresh garden-grown cucumbers are the best to be used for this pioneer woman recipe, however, you can use cucumbers from the grocery store.
  • Onions: We will be using onion powder, but you can also use chopped onion instead.
  • Dill: This is cucumber’s perfect partner, fresh or frozen dill works.
  • Rice Vinegar: Adding an acid, to your recipe will balance out the flavors.
  • Salt: The combination of salt and vinegar will enhance and contrast the cool sweetness of the cucumbers.
  • Sugar: It reduces some of the acidic bites of the other ingredients.
  • Pepper: Pepper adds a great depth of flavor to any dish.
Pioneer Woman Creamy Cucumber Salad
Pioneer Woman Creamy Cucumber Salad

What Cucumbers Are Best For This Pioneer Woman Creamy Cucumber Salad Recipe?

My favorite cucumbers to include in pioneer woman creamy cucumber salad are:

  • Garden Cucumbers: Crisp, crunchy, and are my favorite when they are fresh, you can serve them either peeled or unpeeled.
  • English Cucumbers: They are mild in flavor, almost seedless, and usually 1-2 feet in length, you can find them sold in plastic wrap in order to protect their thin skin and there is no need to peel them.
  • Cocktail Cucumbers: Delicious, crunchy, and much smaller than other varieties of cucumbers, these are expensive and there is no need to peel them.
  • Wax-Coated Cucumbers: The most prevalent cucumbers in North America, found at almost all grocery stores, have a layer of wax covering them to preserve them, they need to be peeled prior to eating.

How To Make Pioneer Woman Creamy Cucumber Salad?

  • In a large bowl, add cucumbers, tomatoes, and onion.
  • In another medium bowl, stir together the remaining ingredients in order to create the dressing.
  • Pour the dressing over the cucumber mixture and fold gently to combine.
  • Finally place your pioneer woman creamy cucumber salad in a serving bowl, sprinkle with a bit more black pepper then serve immediately.
  • To make in advance, store the cucumber mixture and dressing mixture in separate containers in the refrigerator, combining them just prior to serving.

Recipes Tips & Variations

  • For best results, make sure to add the creamy dressing to the cucumber salad just before serving.
  • You can try adding Greek yogurt, just omit lemon juice if using.
  • If you are not a fan of cucumbers skin, or it just has a bitter-tasting
  • Feel free to substitute another fresh herb in place of the dill like fresh mint or basil

What To Serve With Creamy Cucumber Salad?

Pioneer Woman Creamy Cucumber Salad
Pioneer Woman Creamy Cucumber Salad

FAQ Section

How Do You Keep Creamy Cucumber Salad From Getting Watery?

Whether you choose seedless or de-seeded cucumbers, they still retain a lot of liquid. Sprinkle salt on chopped cucumbers to remove water without harming taste or texture. The salt encourages cucumber to leak off extra fluids, preventing a soggy salad.

Can You Make Creamy Cucumber Salad With Sour Cream?

Yes, this creamy cucumber salad can be easily made with sour cream in place of Greek yogurt, actually, it can also be made with Ranch dressing, half and half, or a combination of Greek yogurt and mayo.

Can I Make Creamy Cucumber Salad In Advance?

Yes, this creamy cucumber salad can be made at least 2 hours in advance and refrigerated to let the flavors combine, however, if you are thinking of storing this salad for more than 2 hours, make sure to prepare both the salad and dressing and store them separately, when it’s time to serve it toss with the dressing.

How To Store Creamy Cucumber Salad In The Fridge?

Store your creamy cucumber salad leftovers in an airtight container then place them into the fridge. Properly Stored, your creamy cucumber salad can last for up to 4 days in the fridge.

Can I Freeze The Creamy Cucumber Salad?

No, storing your creamy cucumber salad in the freezer isn’t recommended, when frozen and thawed, cucumbers tend to lose their crunch, therefore, you should only store it in the fridge in an airtight container.

Pioneer Woman Creamy Cucumber Salad
Pioneer Woman Creamy Cucumber Salad

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Pioneer Woman Creamy Cucumber Salad Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving 3 cups (390g grams)

  • Calories 279
  • Total Fat 20.4g
  • Saturated Fat 10.5g
  • Trans Fat 0.8g
  • Cholesterol 60mg
  • Sodium 2166mg
  • Potassium 498mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 20.7g
  • Dietary Fiber 2.3g
  • Sugars 14.7g
  • Protein 4.5g
  • Vitamin A 12%
  • Vitamin C 18%
  • Calcium 15%
  • Iron 6%

Nutrition Facts Source: Source

Pioneer Woman Creamy Cucumber Salad

Difficulty:BeginnerPrep time: 30 minutesCook time: minutesRest time: minutesTotal time: 30 minutesServings:8 servingsCalories:279 kcal Best Season:Summer

Description

This pioneer woman creamy cucumber salad is one of my favorite summertime side dishes or snacks to make since it is both refreshing and tasty; in fact, fresh cucumbers are something I look forward to using for this recipe. The salad was created by the pioneer woman.

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, add cucumbers, tomatoes, and onion.
  2. In another medium bowl, stir together the remaining ingredients in order to create the dressing.
    Pour the dressing over the cucumber mixture and fold gently to combine.
  3. Finally place your pioneer woman creamy cucumber salad in a serving bowl, sprinkle with a bit more black pepper then serve immediately.
  4. To make in advance, store the cucumber mixture and dressing mixture in separate containers in the refrigerator, combining them just prior to serving.

Notes

  • For best results, make sure to add the creamy dressing to the cucumber salad just before serving.
  • You can try adding Greek yogurt, just omit lemon juice if using.
  • If you are not a fan of cucumber skin, or it just has a bitter-tasting.
  • Feel free to substitute another fresh herb in place of the dill like fresh mint or basil.
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Nutrition Facts

Servings 8


Amount Per Serving
Calories 279
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 20.4g32%
Saturated Fat 10.5g53%
Trans Fat 0.8g
Cholesterol 60mg20%
Sodium 2166mg91%
Potassium 498mg15%
Total Carbohydrate 20.7g7%
Dietary Fiber 2.3g10%
Sugars 14.7g
Protein 4.5g9%

Vitamin A 12%
Vitamin C 18%
Calcium 15%
Iron 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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