Summer Bliss in a Bowl: Creamy Cucumber Salad Recipe

Chill & Thrill: Crafting the Perfect Creamy Cucumber Salad for Summer
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Creamy cucumber salad recipe

Step into the realm of culinary freshness with our Creamy Cucumber Salad, a delightful fusion of crisp cucumbers, velvety sour cream, and the aromatic embrace of fresh dill and red onions! Crafted for the sunny days of summer, this salad is a swift 5-minute creation, tailor-made for those laid-back BBQs and idyllic picnics.

Immerse yourself in the light and refreshing essence of this creamy creation. Picture tangy sour cream gracefully mingling with a splash of red wine vinegar, while fresh dill, garlic, and vibrant red onions dance together to orchestrate a symphony of irresistible flavors. This Creamy Cucumber Salad is not just a dish; it’s a celebration of summer in every creamy, tangy bite.

In just a matter of minutes, you can transform the simplest ingredients into a culinary masterpiece that will elevate your outdoor gatherings. Whether it’s the sizzle of a BBQ or the leisurely spread of a picnic blanket, this salad is your ticket to an effortless, yet indulgent, summer culinary experience. Embrace the creamy allure of this cucumber sensation – a refreshing companion to the warmth of summer days!

Creamy Cucumber Salad Recipe

Creamy Cucumber Salad Recipe

Why You’ll Adore This Creamy Cucumber Salad Recipe:

  • Perfect pairing with fish, chicken, or any main course.
  • A fantastic make-ahead recipe; flavors enhance beautifully the next day.
  • Incredibly popular, always a crowd-pleaser.
  • Low in carbs and calories.

Savor the crispness of cool cucumbers, as this easy salad comes together in just 10 minutes from start to finish. But it’s not just about simplicity; it’s about an explosion of incredible flavors. Fresh dill, white wine vinegar, and a hint of lemon elevate the creamy mayonnaise dressing, creating a symphony for your taste buds.

What’s Inside Creamy Cucumber Salad:

  • English cucumber
  • Red onion
  • Sour cream
  • Fresh dill
  • Mayonnaise
  • White wine vinegar
  • Lemon
  • Garlic
  • Monk fruit/allulose
  • Salt
  • Ground black pepper

How to Craft Creamy Cucumber Salad

Begin by whisking sour cream, mayonnaise, white wine vinegar, garlic, sweetener, pepper, lemon juice, and zest in a small mixing bowl. Set aside at room temperature while you prepare the veggies.

Slice the cucumber to your preferred thickness and add it to a large bowl. No need to peel or remove seeds if using English cucumber. Add red onion, dill, and the zesty dressing over the cucumbers. Stir until well combined, ensuring the dressing coats every cucumber and onion slice.

Chill in the fridge in an airtight container for at least 1-2 hours, allowing the cucumber to absorb the delectable dressing.

Tips for an Optimal Salad Experience

Peeling Cucumbers: While you can peel cucumbers, the peels contain fiber and nutrients. Opt for English cucumbers for a thinner, less noticeable peel.

Preventing Sogginess: If making the salad in advance, prevent sogginess by salting cucumber slices in a colander for 30 minutes. Drain and press slightly with paper towels to maintain crispness.

Cucumbers on a Low-Carb Diet

Yes, cucumbers are keto-friendly! Low in calories and carbs (1.6g net carbs in a ½ cup serving), they’re not just a low-carb option but also a nutrient-rich choice.

Variations and Add-Ins: Have fun personalizing your creamy cucumber salad with these options:

  • Cheese: Feta, blue cheese, or shredded parmesan.
  • Veggies: Black olives, cherry tomatoes, capers, jalapeño pepper, red or yellow bell peppers.
  • Protein: Elevate it into a complete meal with chopped cooked chicken or sautéed shrimp.
  • Dressing: Experiment with Homemade Ranch Dressing or Creamy Italian Dressing.

Beyond the Salad Bowl – Other Cucumber Uses:

  • Spa Treatment: Add cucumber slices to sparkling or mineral water for a refreshing twist.
  • Juicing: Blend cucumber with lemon, fresh mint, and parsley for a nutrient-packed juice.
  • Breath Freshener: Combat bad breath by consuming cucumber slices, thanks to phytochemicals.
  • Mirror Defogger: Rub a cucumber slice on your clean dry mirror to eliminate fog before showering.
  • Sunburn Soother: Peel and mash cucumber for relief; it acts as an anti-inflammatory and reduces redness.
Yield: 6

Creamy Cucumber Salad

Creamy cucumber salad recipe

Indulge in the sheer delight of our Luscious Cucumber Delight, a revitalizing salad designed to steal the show at potlucks and picnic lunches. Bursting with vibrant and timeless flavors, it's a surefire hit that'll leave any crowd craving for more!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes


  • 2 English cucumbers
  • ⅓ cup thinly sliced red onion
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh dill
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • Zest and juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 clove garlic, grated
  • 1 teaspoon monk fruit/allulose
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper


  1. In a small mixing bowl, combine sour cream, mayonnaise, white wine vinegar, garlic, sweetener, pepper, lemon juice, and zest. Whisk until well combined, then set aside at room temperature while you prepare the veggies.
  2. Slice the English cucumbers to your preferred thickness and place them in a large bowl. If you opt for English cucumbers, no need to peel or remove the seeds.
  3. Add the sliced red onion, chopped fresh dill, and the prepared dressing over the cucumbers. Stir until well combined, ensuring the dressing thoroughly coats the cucumbers and onions.
  4. Chill the salad in the fridge in an airtight container for at least 1-2 hours, allowing the cucumbers to absorb the delightful dressing.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 89Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 13mgSodium: 214mgCarbohydrates: 5gFiber: 1gSugar: 3gProtein: 1g

As far as I know, the ingredients utilized in this recipe are either naturally gluten-free or can be easily found in gluten-free alternatives. Given the potential presence of hidden gluten in various foods, especially for those adhering to a gluten-free diet or catering to individuals with gluten allergies, it is crucial to meticulously inspect the labels of all ingredients to ensure they meet gluten-free standards. Always prioritize a thorough label check for peace of mind.

Misato Alexandre

Hello, I'm Misato—a dedicated mom, wife, and culinary enthusiast. Join me on this delightful journey as I share my love for baking cookies and crafting delicious meals for my family. Explore some of my favorite recipes here on my page, and I hope they bring as much joy to your kitchen as they do to mine.

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