Cucumber Sauce

James Beard

Author and Educator

Use this light, sour cream-based sauce as an accompaniment to fish or as a salad dressing for greens and fresh, seasonal vegetables.


  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup seeded, grated cucumber
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh dill
  • 2 tablespoons chopped chives
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


Blend all the ingredients well. Allow the sauce to stand for 1 to 2 hours in the refrigerator before serving.


1 1/2 cups