Summertime Creamy Cucumber Salad

The summer months bring on loads of fresh produce from the garden, and what better way to use a bumper crop of cucumbers than to make this delicious cucumber salad? Choose whatever herbs you wish to change the flavors to your liking, and serve this with burgers, steak, or grilled chicken. My family loves this!


  • 4 cups cucumbers, cubed or sliced thinly
  • 1/4 cup cream cheese
  • 1 Tbsp white wine or apple cider vinegar, or juice from fermented sauerkraut or pickles (Be sure to use herbs that compliment, rather than interfere with, the flavors of the ferment )*
  • 2 Tbsp fresh herbs, minced (basil/mint/tarragon is my favorite combination)
  • 1 tsp unrefined salt
  • 1/2 Tsp ground black pepper

Mix all ingredients together in a bowl and let sit for 20-30 minutes in the refrigerator before serving, for flavors to meld. Serve chilled.

*For example, Garlic dill pickle juice: fresh dill, mint, tarragon

Plain sauerkraut juice: any herbs you like!

Credit: Maureen Diaz –…

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