SUMMERTIME CUCUMBER SLAW

Rose Mary Mogan

By
@cookinginillinois

I created this dish to prevent my cucumbers from spoiling. The name came to me after realizing, I had 3 carrots that I needed to use also. Then after grating instead of slicing them & blending them together, I realized it looked like Cole Slaw, hence the name. I was also grilling chicken on the grill, & realized it would make a great summer time side dish to go with the chunky potato salad I was also making.

This entire dish was made from ingredients I needed to use up, including the sour cream, needless to say it definitely did not disappoint my husband as he had several large servings.


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Serves:

6 or more depending on portion size

Prep:

50 Min

Method:

No-Cook or Other

Ingredients

2 large
cucumbers
3 large
carrots
1 bunch
green onions
1/4 c
dried chopped chive, can use fresh
1/4-1/3 c
splenda or sugar
2 c
sour cream- i prefer daisy brand
2 tsp
coarse black pepper or as desired
1 tsp
granulated garlic
extra slices cucumber & carrots as garnish (otional)

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Wash and peel cucumbers and green onions, retaining a bit of the outside peel if desired for color.
2
Cut into smaller cuts if desired to fit into tube of a food processor may grate by hand if you do not have a food processor.
3
Then empty shredded cucumbers into a large sieve to drain excess liquid from cucumbers. Drain for at least a half hour, then press down on shredded vegetable to remove excess liquid, I got more than a cup of excess liquid. NOTE: THIS STEP PREVENTS THE SLAW FROM BEING WATERY.
4
Grate the carrots, and remove any large pieces, combine the two together to a large bowl after the cucumbers has drained.
5
Then prepare the sauce mixture by adding the sour cream and other ingredients to a medium size bowl, then stir till blended.
6
Pour sauce mixture into bowl with shredded carrots and onions, then stir till completely blended together.
7
Pour into desired serving dish and serve with your main entrée. NOTE: PREP TIMES INCLUDES 30 MINUTES OF DRAINING THE CUCUMBERS AND ONIONS IN A SIEVE.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Vegetables
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy