Pam's Creamy Cucumber and Summer Squash Salad

Pam Ellingson


I was asked to post this after I mentioned it in a comment. It is one of my favorite creamy summer salads and really depends on what I have growing and available in my garden. It is more assembling than cooking so I will give you a list of ingredients and you take it from there. :)

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10 Min


No-Cook or Other


cucumbers (picklers, burpless, armenian, regular or any variety you like)
summer squash ( zucchini, yellow crookneck or straightneck,patty pan, or any soft skinned squash)
onion (yellow, white, shallot, green or scallions, red will discolor the salad after a few hours)
jicama peeled and chopped or shredded on the large holes of box grater, or canned water chestnuts chopped)
mayonnaise (light regular or fat free, miracle whip will be sweeter)
sour cream (iight, fat free, regular, or plain/greek yogurt, drained)
salt and pepper (to taste)
vinegar (white, white wine, white balsamic, cider, rice or seasoned rice. your preference of light colored vinegars)
sugar (splenda, stevia, agave, nutrisweet or other))
thyme (1 to 2 tsp fresh or 1/4-1/2 tsp dried)
mustard (honey mustard, dijon, grainy, or other mustard of preference)
garlic powder (pinch to 1/8 tsp)

Directions Step-By-Step

Wash, peel (if desired, I usually leave the skins on) de-seed (If necessary) and chop veggies. Place in large bowl. Slice onions thinly. Peel and prepare jicama (or drain and chop water chestnuts) Add to bowl.
In a smaller bowl, mix all dressing ingredients well. Use up to 1/2 c. each of mayo and sour cream as a base depending on how many veggies you are using. Adjust other seasonings to your taste for full size recipe. Approx 1/4 c vinegar, 2-3 Tbsp sweetener,thyme and garlic powder as directed, mustard to taste (I use honey mustard 1-3 Tbsp). Mix again and pour over veggies, stir and refrigerate until served.
As I said, this is more "Food assembly" than actual cooking, so try your own mixture. You can add peas, carrots, green beans, radishes, or whatever you like.
Change to parsley and basil, or tarragon, or lemon thyme, etc. Have fun and enjoy!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Vegetables, Other Salads
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids, Healthy