Creamy Cucumber Salad

creamy cucumber salad with sour cream dressing
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This creamy cucumber salad recipe is easy, refreshing, and crunchy. It’s the perfect summer side dish that pairs well with all of your favorite grilled meats.

creamy cucumber salad with a sour cream and dill dressing

Why You’ll Love This Creamy Cucumber Salad Recipe

  • Super fast to make. In less than 10 minutes you can pull this salad recipe together.
  • Uber packed with flavor. Fresh lemon and fresh herbs give the creamy salad dressing a ton of flavor.
  • Low carb. If you’re watching your carbs this satisfying salad makes a perfect low-carb side dish.

Ingredients You’ll Need

ingredients for cucumber salad with sour cream dressing
  • Cucumbers. Fresh cucumbers like mini cucumbers or Persian cucumbers because the skin is thin and the seeds are tender.
  • Onion. Red onion gives this salad great color and flavor. However yellow onion is sweeter and can be substituted in this recipe.

Sour Cream Dressing

  • Sour cream. Sour cream is the base of this creamy cucumber dressing. Alternatively, you can use mayo with a splash of vinegar or greek yogurt.
  • Lemon juice. Freshly squeezed lemon juice gives this dressing a burst of acid that brings all of the flavors to life.
  • Olive oil. Extra virgin olive oil or any other neutral-flavored oil.
  • Fresh herbs. Fresh dill, chives, and garlic add flavor and freshness to this creamy salad dressing. In a pinch, you can always substitute with dried herbs.
  • Sea salt and black pepper.

Variations

  • Alternate cucumber dressing recipe: Use mayo instead of sour cream. Add a little white vinegar or apple cider vinegar to add tanginess. You can also use greek yogurt instead of sour cream.

How To Make Cucumber Salad With Sour Cream

Here are the step-by-step instructions for making Creamy Cucumber Salad.

  1. Make the sour cream dressing.
  2. Toss together the sliced cucumber, onions, and creamy salad dressing.

Storage Instructions

  • Fridge. You can make this cucumber salad ahead of time and store it in an airtight container for 3 to 4 days. The dressing may separate so give it a quick toss before you serve it.
  • Meal prep. Make the cucumber dressing and store it in the fridge until you are ready to use it. It will easily keep for at least a week. Slice up cucumbers and onions and toss with the dressing before serving.
  • Freezing. This salad should not be frozen. Cucumbers will get mushy when they are thawed.

What To Serve With Sour Cream Cucumber Salad

  • Grilled mains. Easy grilled recipes like Simple Grilled Chicken Breasts, Grilled Curry Chicken, and Bacon Rubbed Pork Kabobs are perfect to serve with this refreshing cucumber salad.

More Refreshing Cucumber Recipes

If you like this dill cucumber salad, you’ll love these other refreshing cucumber recipes.

Tools To Make Creamy Cucumber Salad With Dill

As with every recipe, the right tools make cooking so much easier.

  • Mandoline Slicer (affiliate link). A mandoline slicer makes it easy to thinly slice cucumbers and other veggies..
  • Large Bowls (affiliate link). These clear bowls are great for mixing and for serving.

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creamy cucumber salad with sour cream dressing

Creamy Cucumber Salad With Sour Cream

This creamy cucumber salad recipe is easy, refreshing, and crunchy. It's the perfect summer side dish that pairs well with all of your favorite grilled meats.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 8
Calories 67 kcal

Equipment

Ingredients
 

  • 4 cucumbers, sliced thin
  • 1 medium onion, sliced
  • ¾ cup sour cream, or greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice, freshly squeezed
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil (affiliate link)
  • 1 tablespoons fresh dill, minced
  • 1 tablespoons fresh chives, minced
  • 1 clove garlic, pressed
  • ½ teaspoon fine sea salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper

Instructions
 

  • In a small bowl – whisk together sour cream, lemon juice, pressed garlic, and the herbs.
    1 medium onion, ¾ cup sour cream, 2 tablespoons lemon juice, 1 tablespoons fresh dill, 1 tablespoons fresh chives, 1 clove garlic, ½ teaspoon fine sea salt, ¼ teaspoon black pepper, 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Slice the cucumbers and the onions.
    4 cucumbers, 1 medium onion
  • Combine the cucumbers and onions with the dressing stir to coat.
  • Garnish: with extra fresh herbs.

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Laura’s Tips + Notes

Variations
  • Alternate cucumber dressing recipe: Use mayo instead of sour cream. Add a little white vinegar or apple cider vinegar to add tanginess. You can also use greek yogurt instead of sour cream.
Storage Instructions
  • Fridge. You can make this cucumber salad ahead of time and store it in an airtight container for 3 to 4 days. The dressing may separate so give it a quick toss before you serve it.
  • Meal prep. Make the cucumber dressing and store it in the fridge until you are ready to use it. It will easily keep for at least a week. Slice up cucumbers and onions and toss with the dressing before serving.
  • Freezing. This salad should not be frozen. Cucumbers will get mushy when they are thawed.

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Nutrition

Calories: 67kcalCarbohydrates: 6gProtein: 2gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 11mgSodium: 21mgFiber: 1gSugar: 3gCalcium: 49mgIron: 1mg
Keyword cucumbers, salad
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