Creamy Cucumber Salad


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Creamy Cucumber Salad is refreshing and has been a summertime staple as long as I can remember. Crisp cucumbers and fresh summery dill all tossed in a simple sour cream dressing.

Perfect for any BBQ or potluck, this dish takes just minutes to make and is the perfect side dish next to grilled chicken or ribs!

A bowl of creamy cucumber salad on a cutting board.

Cucumber Salad is a delicious summery blend of cucumbers, dill and sour cream! As far back as I can remember, this Creamy Cucumber Salad has been served at every barbecue or picnic my family has hosted! One of the best things about this easy recipe is how quick it is to make!

How to Make Creamy Cucumber Salad

This creamy cucumber salad starts with fresh crisp cucumbers.  While it’s optional, I sometimes scrape out the seeds of the cucumbers to keep the salad from getting watery. This step is totally optional and if you’re using smaller cucumbers, it’s not necessary to scrape them.

Adding white onions to this cucumber salad adds great flavor.  When choosing onions for this recipe, you’ll want the onion with the white papery skin (not the yellow skin) as they’re a little bit milder.  Thinly slice the onion and soak it in cold water while preparing.  This takes off a little bit of bite from the onion.

We’ve always made the dressing for this cucumber salad has always been made with sour cream, a dab of mayonnaise and a hint of vinegar for some tang.  In most other applications, I substitute Greek yogurt for sour cream (like on my baked potatoes or to top my favorite chicken fajitas) and it works wonderfully in this recipe.  You can use either but Greek Yogurt is loaded with protein so if I have it I use that!

If you prefer a Cucumber Salad with a Vinegar Style Dressing, you can simply replace the dressing in this recipe with:

  • 3 tablespoons oil
  • 3 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • salt & pepper

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This Creamy Cucumber salad with dill is the perfect quick and easy side for any barbecue or picnic! You can use greek yogurt or sour cream for a delicious side everyone will love!
4.25 from 4 votes
Review Recipe

CREAMY CUCUMBER SALAD

Prep Time 10 minutes
Refrigerate 1 hour
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Author Holly Nilsson
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Cucumber salad is refreshing and has been a summertime staple as long as I can remember. Perfect for any BBQ or potluck, this dish takes just minutes to make!

Ingredients

  • 2 long english cucumbers
  • 1/2 cup sour cream or plain greek yogurt
  • 3 tablespoons mayonnaise or dressing
  • 1/4 cup fresh dill chopped
  • 3 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon white sugar
  • salt to taste
  • Optional: 1/3 cup sliced white onion

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Instructions

  1. Peel the cucumbers and cut in half lengthwise. Scrape out the seeds if desired and slice into 1/4″ slices.
  2. Combine all dressing ingredients and toss with cucumbers.
  3. Refrigerate 1 hour before serving.
Nutrition Information
Calories: 77, Fat: 6g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 9mg, Sodium: 47mg, Potassium: 141mg, Carbohydrates: 3g, Sugar: 2g, Vitamin A: 5.6%, Vitamin C: 4.2%, Calcium: 3.1%, Iron: 1.8%

(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

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This Creamy Cucumber salad is the perfect quick and easy side for any barbecue or picnic! You can use greek yogurt or sour cream for a delicious side everyone will love!

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Holly is a wine and cheese lover, recipe creator, shopping enthusiast and self appointed foodie. Her greatest passion is creating in the kitchen and making deliciously comforting recipes for the everyday home cook!

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