Hot Eats and Cool Reads: Creamy Dill Cucumber Salad

Jun 21, 2022

Creamy Dill Cucumber Salad

This affordable Creamy Dill and Red Onion Cucumber Salad is always a favorite summer treat! Great as a side for a BBQ or picnic or for lunch. Takes just minutes to prepare!


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Growing up, my Mom always made creamy cucumbers with cucumbers straight from the garden. Her sauce was miracle whip based and to this day it's still a favorite of mine and my siblings.

Today's recipe is my own version of creamy cucumbers. This salad is so tangy and delicious and we especially love the flavor of the garlic and fresh dill in the sour cream and vinegar sauce.

It's easy, inexpensive and so great to feed a crowd at any summer potluck, picnic or BBQ. 


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What are the ingredients in this recipe?


  • cucumbers
  • red onion
  • sour cream
  • fresh dill
  • white vinegar
  • fresh garlic
  • salt


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Recipe tips:


  • Add additional salt to taste. We sometimes use more depending on the size of our cucumbers.
  • I do not suggest storing this. Once the dressing mixes with the vegetables, serve it right away for the best results. To make ahead, simply mix the dressing and slice the veggies and keep stored separately. Combine when ready to serve. 


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You can add or substitute with these ingredients:


  • Miracle Whip or Mayo instead of sour cream
  • add a pinch crushed red pepper flakes
  • use 1/2 tablespoon garlic powder instead of fresh garlic
  • rice wine vinegar instead of white vinegar
  • English cucumbers instead of regular
  • add 1 tablespoon granulated sugar to the dressing mix
  • add 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • use 1-2 teaspoons dried dill instead of fresh


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Yield 6 servings
Author Hot Eats and Cool Reads
Prep time
10 Min
Total time
10 Min

Creamy Dill Cucumber Salad

Ingredients

  • 2 large cucumbers
  • ½ red onion
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons fresh dill, minced
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • ½ tablespoon fresh garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Instructions

  1. Slice the red onion into half moons. Peel and slice the cucumber into about ¼-inch slices. Set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine the remaining ingredients. Mix well.
  3. Add the onion and cucumber. Stir or toss to coat. Serve immediately.

Notes

If you like a bit of sweetness to your creamy cucumber salad, you can add 1 tablespoon granulated sugar to the dressing mix. 


If you don’t have garlic on hand, a ½ tablespoon of garlic powder will work.


Add additional salt to taste. We sometimes use more depending on the size of our cucumbers.


I do not suggest storing this. Once the dressing mixes with the vegetables, serve it right away for the best results. To make ahead, simply mix the dressing and slice the veggies and keep stored separately. Combine when ready to serve. 


Nutrition Facts

Calories

96.4

Fat

6.83

Sat. Fat

4.67

Carbs

4.45

Fiber

0.82

Net carbs

3.62

Sugar

3.02

Protein

2.03

Sodium

410.06

Cholesterol

26.67

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