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Creamy Cucumber Salad

A refreshing Creamy Cucumber Salad with fresh dill in a tangy sour cream garlic dressing marinade. An easy and delicious summer vegetable salad made with English cucumbers. Bring to potlucks as an appetizer or serve at a bbq feast for a classic summer taste that everyone will love.

Sliced English cucumbers in a clear bowl with a thin sour cream white dressing, fresh peppercorn flakes on top with fresh dill and white onions scattered. Set on a wooden tabletop with a navy blue pinstripe napkin and a wooden spoon.

A quick 10-minute Cucumber Salad in a tangy sour cream marinade. Made with fresh dill, thinly sliced English cucumbers, garlic, and onion. Every summer barbecue party needs this cold and creamy cucumber salad recipe.

It wouldn’t be summer without a fresh vegetable side dish. Even better that it’s in a cool tangy dill dressing that will have you eating all day long. Plus, as a no-bake recipe, you can toss it together super last minute and still have it with your meal. Otherwise, prepare it ahead of time and take it to any potluck or holiday bbq party.

Pinstripe blue and black napkins with a clear bowl on top. Bowl is filled with sliced cucumbers on half and a white sour cream dressing with pieces of fresh dill and sliced white onions.

HOW TO MAKE CREAMY CUCUMBER SALAD

  1. Chop onions and garlic.
  2. Thinly slice English cucumbers.
  3. Make the sour cream dressing.
  4. Stir in minced garlic, onions, dill.
  5. Add vinegar, salt, pepper, sugar, olive oil.
  6. Toss together and serve or simply allow to marinate.
A close up of sliced English cucumbers coated in a light sour cream dressing with fresh peppercorn and white onions. Served in a bowl.

CUCUMBER SALAD INGREDIENTS

  • CUCUMBERS: Source English cucumbers for this recipe. These cucumbers are located next to regular cucumbers. They are thin and extremely long and usually come in plastic wrap. Regular cucumbers can be substituted for English cucumbers if needed.
  • DILL: Fresh dill adds a beautiful herb flavor that pairs great with sour cream and cucumbers.
  • GARLIC: Garlic, salt, and pepper flavor the sour cream dressing.
  • ONION: Flavor pairs perfectly with cucumbers. Use white or red onions.
  • SOUR CREAM: Adds creaminess and allows the dill flavor to penetrate deeply.
  • VINEGAR: A little tang for freshness.
White bowl with English sliced cucumbers in a thin white sour cream sauce. Sliced white onions and fresh peppercorn on top.

CUCUMBER SALAD FAQ

Can I make this ahead of time? Yes. The cucumbers will add moisture to the sauce so keep that in mind. Otherwise, slice cucumbers and prepare the dressing then mix together when ready to serve.

How can I elevate this dish: Add crunchy nuts like almonds, pecans, walnuts. Stir in crispy bacon for a salty flavor.

RECIPE DISHES TO SERVE WITH CUCUMBER SOUR CREAM SALAD.

Serve as a side dish or appetizer alongside your favorite summer dishes. As a vegetable dish, this is perfect with grilled meats and other summer dishes. I keep it in constant rotation from April to September and often dish it up with these classic recipes.

VEGETABLE SIDE DISHES: Roasted Asparagus I Brussels Sprouts I Citrus Ranch Broccoli

DESSERTS: Strawberry Shortcake Fluff Salad I Favorite Honey Cornbread Recipe I Cherry Pie Fluff I Strawberry Pretzel Salad

Creamy Cucumber Salad

A refreshing Creamy Cucumber Salad with fresh dill in a tangy sour cream garlic dressing marinade. An easy and delicious summer vegetable salad made with English cucumbers. Bring to potlucks as an appetizer or serve at a bbq feast for a classic summer taste that everyone will love.
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Course: Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cucumber Salad, potluck recipes, summer vegetables
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 61kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 English cucumbers, thinly sliced
  • ½ white or purple onion, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 tbsp fresh dill, chopped
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • tbsp vinegar
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • ½ tsp granulated sugar or honey

Instructions

  • Mix together sour cream, vinegar, salt, pepper, olive oil, and sugar.
  • Add thinly sliced cucumbers, and dill to bowl.
  • Stir in onion and garlic.
  • Adjust salt/pepper and toss mixture together.
  • Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Nutrition

Calories:61kcal | Carbohydrates:4g | Protein:1g | Fat:5g | Saturated Fat:2g | Cholesterol:7mg | Sodium:86mg | Potassium:141mg | Fiber:1g | Sugar:2g | Vitamin A:180IU | Vitamin C:3mg | Calcium:31mg | Iron:1mg
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1 Comment

  • Avatar for Jessica Knott
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    Matt Robinson
    06/18/2020 at 11:35 pm

    I love the sound of that marinade, it’s all so perfect for summer!

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