Ogurtsy V Smetane (Cucumbers in Sour Cream) makes a nice summer salad, particularly when other green vegetables are difficult to obtain.

Yield: 4 to 6 servings, or more as a zakuska



  1. If the cucumbers have been waxed, peel them; otherwise, wash them well but leave the peel on.
  2. Slice the cucumbers very thin and pat them dry with paper towels.
  3. Mix together the remaining ingredients, adding vinegar to taste.
  4. Stir in the cucumbers.
  5. Let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes before refrigerating. Serve well chilled.