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Creamy Cucumber Salad
Prep Time
10 mins
30 mins
Total Time
40 mins

This Creamy Cucumber Salad is light, refreshing, and absolutely delicious. Perfect to beat the heat in the summertime or all year round as a simple side!

Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: creamy cucumber salad, cucumber salad
Servings: 6
Calories: 57 kcal
  • 5 small Persian Cucumbers ,thinly sliced
  • 1 small red onion ,thinly sliced
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill
  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • salt and pepper ,to taste
  1. Set a colander over a large bowl; place the cucumbers, onion, and salt inside the colander and gently toss. Let sit for 30 minutes, allowing liquid to drain. 

  2. Rinse and pat dry.

  3. In a large bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, sour cream, dill, vinegar, sugar, and a sprinkle of salt and pepper. Add in the cucumber and onion; toss gently to combine and well coated.

  4. Serve right away.

Recipe Notes
  1. I use Persian cucumbers when I make this because they are of the "burpless" variety, virtually seedless, have less water, and render smaller rounds. But you can use English cucumbers if you prefer. You can also use the common waxy cucumbers, but I don’t really like their skin in this salad, so I recommend peeling them. If using either English or Waxy, you'll need to adjust the amount needed, since they are both larger than Persian.

2. I highly recommend using a mandolin to slice your cucumbers and onion. This allows the slices to be thin and uniform.

3. If you're in a hurry (or impatient HA!) and don't want to let them sit for 30 minutes with the salt, you can skip it, but that step really helps extract unwanted moisture in this salad.

4. The flavor from fresh dill is pretty important in this salad, so don’t swap it out for dried dill - it just won’t be as good!

5. You can make this about an hour in advance of serving, but I don’t recommend much more than that. Cucumbers will continue to release liquid, causing the creamy dressing to get watery and also weaken the flavor.

Nutrition Facts
Creamy Cucumber Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 57 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Cholesterol 4mg1%
Sodium 132mg6%
Potassium 95mg3%
Carbohydrates 4g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 85IU2%
Vitamin C 2.6mg3%
Calcium 16mg2%
Iron 0.2mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.