This creamy cucumbers salad recipe is a very light and refreshing spring/summer side dish with the taste of cucumbers in a creamy smooth sauce.
Do you see that old-fashioned creamy cucumber salad up there? I ate every bit of that. Sure, not in one sitting. It took me a couple of tries, but I’m no quitter and I stuck with it until the bowl was empty. And I’d do it again, too, given half the chance. Creamy cucumbers salad is just that good!
Ever since I showed it on a plate with crunchy chicken I’ve had tons of comments and emails from folks asking me what it was. It’s a light and creamy side dish that is perfect for summer picnics, potlucks, and grilling. You only need 6 ingredients too: cucumbers, sour cream, vinegar, sugar, dill, and salt. Mix these ingredients together and you have a cucumber salad that’s slightly tangy, slightly sweet, and very creamy. Plus, it lasts for up to a week in your fridge, so it’s the perfect salad to make ahead of time.
This creamy cucumber salad recipe is quick, easy, and so versatile. So yeah, it ticks all of my boxes! It pairs great with your favorite grilled dishes, like grilled chicken, grilled corn on the cob, and grilled asparagus. I also love to serve it alongside fish, like my beloved fried catfish. Another option is to serve it with pulled pork in place of coleslaw. Once you try it, you may never make coleslaw again!
Now let’s make creamy cucumbers. This one comes together fast so don’t blink because you’ll miss it.
- Sour cream
How to Make Creamy Cucumbers Salad
Stir all ingredients together except the cucumbers.
Peel and slice your cucumbers kinda thin-ish.
Cucumber Chunks or Slices?
It really doesn’t matter. If you like thicker cucumbers or even cucumber chunks, knock yourself out. I set out to slice thin slices and then I start going down my mental to do list and my slices get progressively thicker, then I remember what I’m supposed to be doing and they get thin again. And it works.
Put cucumber slices in a bowl and pour sour cream dressing over.
Stir well to coat.
How good does that look?
Serve immediately or cover and refrigerate to serve later.
Leftovers will last in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 1 week, so this is a great salad recipe to make in advance. Because of the sour cream, I don’t recommend freezing this salad.
- Substitute the sour cream for plain Greek yogurt, ranch dressing, or a combination of Greek yogurt and mayo.
- If you want to add more veggies, I recommend adding 1 cup of finely sliced red onion (or white onion/sweet onion/green onion), small chunks of avocado, or diced fresh tomato.
- You can use either dried or fresh dill or substitute the dill for another fresh herb, like mint, parsley, or basil.
- Use any kind of , such as an or American , and peel or leave the skin on, the choice is yours.
- For added flavor, add a teaspoon of garlic powder or 1 minced garlic clove.
- Wondering what to do with leftovers? Grab your favorite protein, this creamy cucumber dill salad, and make a delicious sandwich.
You may also enjoy these scrumptious salad recipes:
Tomato, Onion, and Cucumber Salad
Low Carb Broccoli Cauliflower Salad
- 3-4 cucumbers
- 1 cup sour cream
- 2 tablespoons white vinegar
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon dried dill
- Peel cucumbers and slice thin. Place in a medium bowl.3-4 cucumbers
- In a small bowl, stir together all other ingredients.1 cup sour cream, 2 tablespoons white vinegar, 1 tablespoon sugar, 1 teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon dried dill
- Pour the dressing over the cucumber slices and stir to coat. Serve immediately or cover and refrigerate for two hours or more.
A co-worker brought in a bunch of cucumbers from his garden. I nabbed the three biggest and made your recipe. I brought it back in and let my co-workers go at it. They loved it! It reminds me of the salad my grandma would make every summer growing up. Thanks for posting!
I am so glad to hear everyone liked the recipe!!! What wonderful co-workers to bring in fresh vegetable and in return delicious dishes!!!!
Made this tonight for Supper with cucumbers plucked right out the garden! I didn’t have quite enough sour cream, so I stretched it with a little Dukes! It was a hit! Thanks Christy!
I am glad to hear it was a hit!!!
I always make this by first layering my cukes & SLICED ONIONS with sprinkled salt. Refrigerate then drain excess liquid. Add dill (optional) & cider vinegar.But use Greek yogurt instead of sour cream for a healthier dish that doesn’t sacrifice the same creamy taste. My personal preference is to add a tad of Tabasco & sprinkle black pepper too.
I think I am going to have to try it with your addition of Tabasco. Thanks for sharing Lyn!!
To have a friend like Mary Anne and Sara Jane is probably once in a lifetime.
I agree Kay!!
I’ve made these twice this week, they are a hit with the family! They are what summer should taste like:)
I agree Sally!!
Grandmother made this when I was little. Have used her recipe a long, long time. Great for summer. THANKS FOR SHARING IT!!!
Love cucumbers fixed this way. If I don’t have enough sour cream I will use a tad of mayo or yogurt with everything else. Always adding vidalia onion too. Sometimes I will add grape tomatoes cut in half and make a combination of Fire and Ice Salad with this one.
My best friend ever was Sandi and we lived one block away from each other and we were both born on the same day, same year only I was 4 hours older. Went all the way through school together. Even though after college and miles apart we would still vacation together and it was like we had no time apart. Sadly she passed away last year and miss our phone chats terribly.
Great tips Winnie!! Thank you so much for sharing! I hate to hear you lost your lifelong friend. It sure leaves a hole in your heart to lose those we love.
Am trying to make this more diabetic friendly by substituting the sugar with splenda and since I am trying to lose weight, substituting the sour cream with plain Greek Yogurt. Will try and see how this comes out. Will let you know.
I think it will be perfect :). I may try it myself this week!