Recipes for sauces made from fresh cucumbers: with sour cream, yogurt and tomato

Fresh cucumber sauce

Sauces with fresh cucumber always have a light and refreshing taste. They prepare quickly and do not require much effort. The sauce with fresh cucumbers is almost always white sauce. It is most often based on mayonnaise, sour cream or yogurt. Such sauces are suitable for almost all dishes, from barbecue to fish.

Sour cream and fresh cucumber sauce

Sour cream and fresh cucumber sauce

We will prepare sour cream and cucumber sauce with garlic, it will add some spice and a slight piquancy. It is also considered dipping sauce, because you can dip pieces of food into it. But it all depends on the thickness of the sour cream, usually the fattier it is, the thicker it is. Cucumber sauce, a recipe made from fresh cucumbers, is perfect as sauce for French fries.

We will need:

  • Cucumber – 1 pc.
  • Cream – 200 g.
  • Greens – 0.5 bunch
  • Garlic – 2 cloves
  • Salt, pepper to taste

How to make fresh cucumber sauce:

  1. First of all, grate the cucumber on a fine grater and add salt.
  2. While the cucumber releases its juice, chop the greens and grate the garlic.
  3. Now you can place the cucumber on a sieve and squeeze out excess moisture.
  4. All that remains is to mix all the ingredients, pepper and the sour cream sauce with fresh cucumber is ready!

As you can see, the recipe for sauce from fresh cucumbers and sour cream is easy and quick to prepare. But, it is advisable to let it brew for at least thirty minutes; the garlic should disperse throughout the sauce.

We specifically wrote greens in the recipe, add your favorite or mix several types. You can make a sauce from fresh cucumber and mayonnaise, replacing sour cream with it. For people leading a healthy lifestyle, it is better to prepare a sauce based on mayonnaise.

Fresh cucumber and yogurt sauce

Greek yogurt

The yogurt-based sauce is light, it’s almost Greek Tzatziki sauce. But with its own spicy note, thanks to mustard. It is better to use our Russian mustard, but you can also use Dijon mustard. By the way, excellent mustard salad dressings are made from mustard.

We will need:

  • Cucumber – 1 pc.
  • Yogurt – 200 gr.
  • Mustard – 1 tsp.
  • Dill – 0.5 bunch
  • Garlic – 2 cloves
  • Lemon juice – 1 tsp.
  • Vegetable oil – 1 tsp.
  • Salt, pepper to taste

How to make sauce from fresh cucumbers with garlic and yogurt:

  1. Let’s start again with the cucumber, grate it, add salt and let it release its juice.
  2. Chop the dill and grate the garlic.
  3. Mix mustard, lemon juice and oil, then add yogurt to them.
  4. Combine with dill, garlic and squeezed cucumber, pepper and add salt if necessary.
  5. Let it brew and the cucumber and yogurt sauce is ready!

Add the mustard more carefully, depending on how hot it is. Yogurt should be Greek or without any additives. And try replacing the fresh cucumber with a pickled one, you’ll get an excellent sauce based on pickled cucumber. But this is a completely different story, from recipes sauces for country-style potatoes.

Tomato sauce made from fresh cucumbers

Tomato sauce made from fresh cucumbers

And finally, let’s make red sauce from fresh cucumbers. It is made from tomatoes and tomato paste. Great for kebabs and spaghetti. And we will prepare the sauce from fresh cucumbers in a blender.

We will need:

  • Cucumber – 1 pc.
  • Tomatoes – 2 pcs.
  • Tomato paste – 3 tbsp. l.
  • Garlic – 2 cloves
  • Basil – 1 bunch
  • Salt, sugar, pepper to taste

How to make sauce from cucumbers and tomatoes:

  1. Chop the cucumber, tomatoes and garlic not very finely and place in a blender bowl.
  2. We cut off the basil from the stem, we only need the leaves, these also go into the blender.
  3. Add tomato paste and ground pepper, beat until smooth.
  4. Taste, adjust with salt and sugar and you’re done!

For spiciness, you can add chili pepper or jalapeño and a little balsamic vinegar. But even in this version the sauce is very tasty. It is served with mashed potatoes or boiled pork.

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