The Tailgater's Handbook Recipes

Cucumber Salad

Here is a great warm weather salad for those who appreciate gourmet foods. 


4 large cucumbers peeled and thinly sliced

16 oz container sour cream

Kosher Salt

Rice vinegar


Place the cucumber slices in a large bowl that is wide enough to hold a dinner plate for the pressing stage. These slices should be salted to keep in their crispness and to remove the water.  Cover the slices, in the bowl, with a dinner plate weighted to press the cucumbers to remove the liquid overnight.   Occasionally drain off the liquid.

On game day remove the weighted plate and drain the liquid again.  Add 3/4 to all of the sour cream to your desired consistence.   Add 1/2 tsp. of the rice vinegar to remove some of the creaminess.  Mix all this together gently.  Place into a Rubbermaid resealable container and pack chilled into your food cooler.

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