Cucumbers with Sour Cream

Diet types:
  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes

Recipe submitted by DaVita dietitian Anne from Pennsylvania.

Portions: 4

Serving size: 1/2 cup


  • 2 medium cucumbers
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 medium sweet onion
  • 1/4 cup white wine vinegar 
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 cup reduced-fat sour cream


    1. Peel and thinly slice cucumbers and place in a medium-sized serving bowl.
    2. Sprinkle with salt. Allow to sit for 15 minutes then rinse and press out excess moisture.
    3. Thinly slice onion.
    4. Add remaining ingredients to cucumbers and toss.
    5. Allow to sit 30 minutes in the refrigerator before serving.

Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  64
  • Protein  1 g
  • Carbohydrates  4 g
  • Fat  5 g
  • Cholesterol  3 mg
  • Sodium  72 mg
  • Potassium  113 mg
  • Phosphorus  24 mg
  • Calcium  21 mg
  • Fiber  0.8 g

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 1 vegetable, low potassium
  • 1 fat

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

  • This is a wonderful addition to any meal, but especially beef and pork dishes.
  • Instead of using 2 common cucumbers, 1 large “English hothouse” seedless cucumber can be substituted.
  • Omit onion if desired—the cucumbers are just as tasty without it.

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Cucumbers with Sour Cream
dfbhatt says:

this seems to be the best i will try it

Aug. 06, 2014, 7:25 AM - Inappropriate review?
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LarryH54 says:

I enjoy a very similar dish using miracle whip and apple cider vinegar. The onion sounds like a great idea.

Aug. 05, 2014, 4:08 PM - Inappropriate review?
Cucumbers with Sour Cream
Vsagelaw says:

This is a great recipe. New to the program and this was the first dish I prepared. I added stevia and dill. Very easy and simple. Healthy and yummy.

Aug. 02, 2014, 5:27 PM - Inappropriate review?
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Cara1944 says:

YUM! Been making this all my life and never knew it was good for me. Just loved it with almost anything. I sometimes do cukes & onions in a vinegar & water drench with garlic powder & fresh cracked black pepper. After it's sat in the fridge for a few hours or, better yet, over night, it's a lovely addition to a meal too.

Aug. 01, 2014, 5:49 AM - Inappropriate review?
Cucumbers with Sour Cream
mjkrage says:

this sounds great making it now, Thank you just found this page!

Jul. 27, 2014, 4:24 PM - Inappropriate review?
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whisper says:

I have made this with the sour cream 0nions and salt and pepper, add a teaspoon of garlic and refrigerate it is fabulous and less calories, too!

Oct. 18, 2012, 5:10 AM - Inappropriate review?

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