Creamy Cucumber Salad is a refreshing summertime staple at any picnic, barbecue or potluck. Crisp cucumbers and fresh summery dill all tossed in a simple sour cream dressing.
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!
I’m the person who submitted this recipe and I appreciate all the feedback, both positive and negative. I use the largest cukes I can find and use the full tablespoon of sea salt because “water follows salt” (think “Osmosis”). Adding salt to cukes, zucchini, etc. will help dry them out. You most certainly can decrease the amount to suit your taste but as the majority of reviewers mentioned: you MUST drain the cukes thoroughly or you’ll end up with a runny mess. I like the idea of using a salad spinner (an item I don’t have) but I have to rely on time and patience when I make this (or squeezing by hand if I’m in a hurry and they’re still too wet after 30 minutes). I’m glad that most of you have enjoyed this recipe, and I also enjoyed seeing some of the twists on it.
1/2 cup sour cream or plain yogurt
1 medium to large tomato
2 slices onion (slice like you would for onion rings)
2-4 tsp lemon juice
1/2 – 3/4 tsp dill
Pinch of salt
Peel and slice your cucumber, slice your tomato, and slice your onion. I like to slice, then quarter the onion because its easier to eat.
In a bowl, combine dill and salt.
Add sour cream or yogurt and lemon juice to taste. Mix well.
Add onion, cucumber, and tomato to the mixture and stir until the veggies are coated with the dressing.