One of my favorite summer time dishes is my mom’s cucumbers and onions. Fresh cucumbers, red onions, all soaked in a sour creamy sauce. And then dumped on a baked potato with butter! Doesn’t get much better than that!
As I pulled in a hall of cucumbers from my garden (first time ever!), my mom excitedly asked if I’d make my own cucumbers and onions to enjoy this year. I reminded her I was in the middle of Whole30, so I wouldn’t be able to. Her response “Dang…. I know that’s your favorite.” She knows me so well. I got on Pinterest to see if there was an option for making something like sour cream, dairy-free. Imagine my surprise when I found something! I had everything I needed, except I couldn’t use the sugar that was on the ingredients list. I hoped it would still taste ok — And it did. More than ok. It was fabulous!
Cucumbers & Onions
This must be the best demo recipe I have ever seen. I could eat this every single day.
First, make the paleo sour cream. Combine coconut cream, lemon juice and salt in a bowl. Taste and add more lemon juice or salt as needed.
Take the "sour cream" and mix in the the vinegar, salt, pepper and paprika. Again, sample and add to as desired.
Putting It All Together
Clean and slice your cucumbers. It's fine to leave the skin on or remove, your preference.
Slice red onion as thin as you prefer.
Put veggies into a large bowl
Pour the sauce over the cucumbers and onions and mix well.
Put the cucumbers in the fridge to marinate for at least an hour, but longer is better.
Serving: This mixture is great on its own, but our family favorite is to add to a baked potato covered in butter. Great summer time meal with a burger, chicken breast or steak!