Creamy Cucumber Salad

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Creamy 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!

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!

A delicious summery blend of cucumbers, dill and Greek yogurt!

As far back as I can remember, 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!

I always scrape out the seeds of the cucumbers to keep the salad from getting watery. Adding white onions to this dish is optional and if I have them on hand I do like to add them in.  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.  I often slice them and soak them in cold water while I prepare the rest of the salad to take a little bit of the “bite” out.

I use Greek yogurt in this recipe but you can substitute sour cream if you prefer (or it it’s what you have on hand).

Creamy Cucumber Salad

Creamy 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!

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Ingredients:

  • 2 long english cucumbers
  • 1/2 cup plain greek yogurt (or sour cream)
  • 3 tablespoons mayonnaise or dressing (I used light)
  • 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

Directions:

  1. Peel the cucumbers and cut in half lengthwise. Scrape out the seeds and slice into 1/4″ slices.
  2. Combine all dressing ingredients and toss with cucumbers.
  3. Refrigerate 1 hour before serving.

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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

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!

75 comments on “Creamy Cucumber Salad”

  1. Love dill and this easy springy recipe, thanks Holly!

    • Your recipe reminds me of ”tarator”- it’s a bulgarian cold soup with cucumbers, yoghurt, water, walnuts, garlic and dill. It’s great for hot summer days and I can’t wait for summer to come, so I can have my tarator!

  2. This looks awesome! Do you have any alternatives for the Mayo? Hubby won’t go near anything with mayo in it.

    • You can skip the mayo in this recipe if you prefer, it just adds a little bit of extra creaminess but I’ve made it without as well!

    • Use Vegannaise – it’s really good

    • I use yogurt, & sour cream (can use lite version of sour cream). Sorry I don’t have exact measurements. I can try it and tweet it just right. Can use dry dill. Make sure to rub the dry herb between your hand/ palms to bring out the oils.
      My family like cayenne pepper…. Some back pepper. SO tend to use a ‘bit of red and a smaller bit of fine ground black or white pepper. Let it sit for at least 1/2 hour or hour. If its dry dill i would let it sit for at least an hour. Stir. Can add more sour cream, dill, pepper, or even a bit of sugar;”after you have a taster.

    • yogurt makes a good substitute.

  3. ahhh just looks so fresh and yummy!

  4. Very nice creamy cucumber salad, I would love to try, as I eat cucumber everyday.

  5. Hi there! Visiting from the All Things Thursday link party. This looks so delicious and refreshing! For some reason, I’ve been having a hard time finding dill at my local stores lately, but when I get my hands on some, I’m going to give this a try! Thanks for sharing!

  6. This looks like it could be my new favorite! Thanks for linking up with What’s Cookin’ Wednesday!

  7. Delicious salad thanks for sharing with Hearth and soul blog hop. pinning

  8. Hi there Friend, you are so creative! Thank you for joining in at the Friday Favorites Link Party! I hope to see you there this week:) Christine -Must Love Home

  9. Great looking salad! Thanks for linking up with me for Friday Favorites. I’m featuring you this week!

  10. Congratulations!
    Your recipe is a Top Ten this week on Full Plate Thursday. Hope you have a great week and enjoy your new Red Plate!
    Miz Helen

  11. Looks deliciously refreshing. Will put it under my to-do list. Thanks!

  12. This looks amazing! Love the addition of the fresh dill.

    Thanks for sharing. Pinning!

  13. How long will this recipe keep in the fridge?

    • This recipe doesn’t store very long. While it will still taste good the sauce may become runny. I would suggesting making it on the day you plan to serve it.

  14. Can you use dill weed instead of fresh dill

  15. Just made it! Crisp refreshing and delicious.
    Thanks for sharing!
    Next time I’m making double the serving size, to have more for seconds!

  16. I just made this and when it get really cold is is going to be AMAZING!!! I didn’t have fresh dill, and I didn’t know the ratio for fresh and dried, and I used Splenda instead of sugar…I cannot wait for this to get cold!!!

  17. Can’t wait to try this one. Looks healthy and delicious!

  18. Looks great. I will make this tomorrow. :)

  19. Going t make this today as a side to my baked chicken!!

  20. What are “english” cucumbers rather than just regular cucumbers? Never seen that sign in grocery store.

  21. Use full fat mayo.. Light has more carbs more sugar

  22. What did you use to scrape out the seeds? I need one in my life! (If you say a spoon I’m going to be so embarrassed!!)

  23. Thanks for sharing !

  24. Tastes like my grandmothers creamed cucumbers .. Love it !

  25. I can’t find the recipe where is it at

  26. Made this yesterday & it was a hit! All gone so making another batch today! Added a dash of garlic too! Thanks for this simple, yummy, healthy recipe!

  27. How many calories for this?

  28. Can you use garden cucumbers for this recipe if you don’t have English?:

  29. Love this cucumber salad recipe made it today everyone loves it

  30. sounds yummy! how many calories per serving and how much is a serving? Thanks!

  31. If I use dill weed from the spice aisle, would I still use the same amount as fresh dill, 1/4 cup?

  32. Sounds yum I will be making it

  33. I love this- I lost my recipe- could you help?

  34. How much Splenda would I use to replace the sugar?

  35. This was delish. I had to change it a bit due to what I had on hand. I used half Greek yogurt and 1/2 sour cream a bit of ranch dressing because I had no mayo and dried dill. It was soo good and I will be making it again, thanks for the recipe

  36. I just love your recipes. I’m a visual person, so I really like the videos to go along with the recipes. I have been making at least 1 new recipe a week. These recipes are easy and taste amazing. Thank you! Happy Holidays

  37. Any flavor dressing?

  38. Wish whenever recipes were posted on FB, nutrition would be shown also, a lot of people are on different diets, would be very helpful….Thank You

  39. Love ur creamy cucumber recipe. .I did it & it came out delicious. ..thx

    JB

  40. can you use regular cucumbers for this?

  41. I made this today, but I added celery, yellow bell pepper and frozen peas, I also didn’t peel the cucumbers…delicious!

  42. Just make it to take to a BBQ today. Really fresh and crunchy, love it! Thank you

  43. So good i loved it

    Rating: 5

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