Fresh and tangy, this simple Polish salad recipe of freshly sliced cucumbers and sour cream is a perfect Polish recipe year round. If you like healthy cooking, you can substitute the sour cream for Greek yogurt, but you will be surprised how the sour cream blends nicely with the lemon juice, making it into a delicate milk sauce. Legend says that Polish cucumber salad was a favorite dish of Queen Bona Sforza, an Italian princess who married the Polish king Sigismund I in the 16th century. Unfortunatly, the Polish dish made her homesick and cry, hence the Polish name "Mizeria" which is derived from Latin for "misery." But, I promise, the taste is anything but miserable!
Cucumber Salad recipe DIRECTIONS
1. Peel the cucumbers and slice thinly. Sprinkle salt over them in bowl.
2. Add chopped red onion, lemon, and rest of ingredients. Mix well and season to taste.
3. Let stand in a cool place for about an hour to allow flavors to blend together.
4. Serve with chopped dill or chives on top.
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