• ½ cup sour cream
  • 2 Tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 Tablespoon sugar
  • 2 cups peeled and thinly sliced cucumber
  • 1 cup thinly sliced onion

Doing the same thing over and over can not only be monotonous but also ineffective.  Like when you vacuum and find that one piece of lint that just refuses to be sucked away, so you pick it up, look at it, and then throw it back on the floor as if maybe this time the vacuum will pick it up.

With cooking, doing the same thing can also be boring.  Take side dishes, most are either full of starch like potatoes or rice, or are a single vegetable.  Even salads can become the same old thing with lettuce, tomatoes and dressing.

My cucumber onion salad is a unique and fresh way to liven up your meal.  It is crisp, flavorful and can be made even a day in advance.  So, break out of the mold and try something different for dinner.  It pairs well with just about any main course.

My granddaughter loves this salad and what makes it even better is having her pick the cucumbers from the garden- especially when they were growing out of control.

And while it may still be freezing outside, this dish will give you a little taste of the harvest and warmer days!

Mix together the sour cream, vinegar and sugar.  Add the cucumber and onion and stir to coat well. Refrigerate for at least a couple hours before serving.