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This Creamy Cucumber Salad recipe is a classic family favorite recipe. Thinly sliced cucumbers and onion are tossed in a creamy vinaigrette for an easy side dish. 

Bird's eye view of Creamy Cucumber Salad in a white bowl.

What kind of cucumber should I use for cucumber salad?

English cucumbers have more flavor and less seeds and are perfect for making cucumber salad.  If you don’t have access to English cucumbers, you can use regular seedless cucumbers. Since they are smaller, you will need to double the amount that you use. We do not recommend using cucumbers with seeds in this recipe.

Should you peel the skin off a cucumber?

There is nothing harmful about the skin of a cucumber. In fact it can be a great source of fiber and nutrients. If you don’t like cucumber skin, feel free to take the time and effort to peel it. But for those of who love it, just give your cucumber a quick rinse and get to slicing!

Can I use dried dill in this recipe instead of fresh?

Fresh dill is strongly preferred in this recipe as it has a better flavor. If you can’t find fresh dill or don’t have access, you can use dried dill, but you’ll need to use it in smaller amounts.  2-3 teaspoons of dried dill is all you’ll need.

Don’t like the creamy version of cucumber salad? Be sure to check out our recipe for Classic Cucumber Salad too! 

 
Close up of Creamy Cucumber Salad in a white bowl with a wooden spoon in it.

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Close up of Creamy Cucumber Salad in a white bowl with a wooden spoon in it.
This Creamy Cucumber Salad recipe is a classic family favorite recipe. Thinly sliced cucumbers and onion are tossed in a creamy vinaigrette for an easy side dish. 
Prep Time 10 minutes
Resting Time 1 hour
Total Time 10 minutes
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons distilled white vinegar
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 tablespoons freshly chopped dill
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 English cucumbers thinly sliced
  • 1 red onion thinly sliced
Instructions
  • In a large bowl whisk together sour cream, vinegar, garlic, dill, sugar, and salt.
  • Add cucumbers and onion into the mixture and stir until combined.
  • Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate 1 hour, or until ready to serve.
Notes

Nutrition

Calories: 102kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 14mg | Sodium: 173mg | Potassium: 313mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 350IU | Vitamin C: 7.4mg | Calcium: 67mg | Iron: 0.6mg
Course: Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cucumber Salad

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Dawnj

I was looking for a recipe for creamy cucumbers as I had when a child. Meant a lot to find one even better than I remembered. Thank you so much for sharing.

Cannot wait to make this at home! Thank you for sharing this recipe.

VLB

I love your recipe’s ! Thank you so much.

Barbara

5 stars
I always add pepper fresh ground, hard boiled eggs, and a pibch of red pepper flakes. Delish!!

My family has served this with lamb always as a pair for three generations! It’s a winner! Only thing we did differently though was we used cider vinegar.

Linda Montgomery

Delicious

Gail Staub

Great recipe! Exact same one I have been using for years ( mom’s). I use 0 fat Greek yoghurt instead of sour cream and it tastes the same but less fat!

Marlar

5 stars
Freshly salad

Marlene Wall

Thank you, Rachel, for this delicious, recipe. I’ve made creamy cucumber salad for years but not with a couple of the ingredients you’ve added and I can’t wait to try it tonight! I have only been with you a few months, but already love you, your videos and, of course, all of your great recipes. I have collected quite a cache of them already! Just one of the things I appreciate is that you thoughtfully include all of the nutrition information. It saves me so much time when I don’t have to figure it out myself! Also, I find all… Read more »

Jeanette

How long will salad keep in the refrigerator

Kathleen

Thank you so much Rachel, I’m making this right now to be a side dish for my annual “Feed The Neighbors”. Love all your recipes!

Abeya

5 stars
Thanks for this recipe it’s a delicious

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