Creamy Cucumber Salad – just like Grandma made! This classic recipe is made with fresh cucumbers, red onions, fresh dill, and a handful of other ingredients for a side dish that everyone will love.
It’s light, creamy, and incredibly easy to make. The perfect salad for picnics, pot lucks, or summer grilling.
Whether you grew up on it or are trying it for the first time, you’re sure to LOVE the flavor in this easy cucumber salad!
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What is it about summer that makes me want to eat all. the. salads.? Not just because salads are light and summery and the perfect addition to any meal…but because summer produce is my absolute favorite.
And to me, there’s nothing more summery than fresh cucumbers.
We love sprinkling them with salt and pepper, eating them in salads, and adding them to sandwiches for an extra bit of crunch. And we especially love them in this Creamy Cucumber Salad!
There’s something nostalgic about it – it’s a recipe that’s been around forever and a dish that most of us have probably enjoyed at family get togethers at one point or another.
I love it because it’s such a simple salad, yet it’s packed with so much flavor.
Between the crunchy cucumbers, the creamy sauce, and the fresh dill, this salad truly is no-fuss in every way. It’s easy to make, perfect for prepping in advance, and it stores well in the fridge.
And when you shop at Pick ‘n Save, it’s easy to find exactly what you need to make it. It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of Pick ‘n Save, and I especially appreciate their produce department.
Their fruits and veggies are guaranteed to be fresh, and I love the fact that they partner with local farmers. There’s something about shopping local that just feels (and tastes) delicious.
And this Creamy Cucumber Salad is the perfect way to take advantage of all that freshness!
WHAT INGREDIENTS ARE IN CUCUMBER SALAD?
- Fresh cucumbers
- Red onion
- Sour cream
- White vinegar
- Fresh dill
- Garlic powder
HOW DO YOU MAKE CREAMY CUCUMBER SALAD?
- Combine 1/2 c. sour cream, 1 Tbsp. white vinegar, 1 Tbsp. minced fresh dill, 1 tsp. sugar, 1/2 tsp. salt, and 1/4 tsp. garlic powder. Stir until combined.
- Add 3 c. thinly sliced peeled cucumbers and 1 c. thinly sliced red onion.
- Stir to combine; cover and chill at least 2 hours.
WHAT KIND OF CUCUMBERS ARE BEST FOR CUCUMBER SALAD?
You can feel free to use whatever kind of cucumbers you’d like in this recipe. Many people prefer English cucumbers in salads, since they tend to be sweeter and have fewer seeds than regular cucumbers. You can also use Persian cucumbers, which are smaller and tend to be sweeter and crunchier than the regular variety.
CAN YOU MAKE CUCUMBER SALAD WITH YOGURT?
Yes, this salad can easily be made with Greek yogurt in place of sour cream. It can also be made with Ranch dressing, half and half, or a combination of Greek yogurt and mayo.
CAN YOU MAKE IT IN ADVANCE?
Yes. This salad tastes best when it’s made at least 2 hours in advance and refrigerated to let the flavors combine. If you’d like to make it even further in advance, just slice and store the vegetables separately, then toss with the dressing just before serving.
HOW LONG DOES IT LAST?
This salad will last up to one week stored in an airtight container in the fridge.
WHAT ARE SOME OTHER VARIATIONS ON THIS RECIPE?
- Leave the skins on the cucumbers for more color and crunch
- Omit the onion
- Add tomatoes
- Substitute another fresh herb in place of the dill (e.g. fresh mint or basil)
- Substitute a vinaigrette dressing for the creamy dressing
You might also enjoy these cucumber recipes:
- Tomato Cucumber Feta Salad
- Strawberry Cucumber Salad
- Chickpea Cucumber Feta Salad
- Greek Salad
- Easy Gazpacho
And if you’re looking for a main dish to serve this with, check out some of these:
- 3 c. thinly sliced peeled cucumbers
- 1 c. thinly sliced red onion
- 1/2 c. Kroger sour cream
- 1 Tbsp. white vinegar
- 1 Tbsp. minced fresh dill
- 1 tsp. granulated sugar
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1/4 tsp. garlic powder
- In a medium mixing bowl stir together sour cream, vinegar, dill, sugar, salt, and garlic powder.
- Add cucumbers and red onion; toss to coat.
- Cover and refrigerate 2 or more hours.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 47 Total Fat: 3g Saturated Fat: 1g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 1g Cholesterol: 8mg Sodium: 151mg Carbohydrates: 6g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 3g Protein: 1g