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Creamy Cucumber Salad

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If you’re looking for a spectacular summer dish, you’ll adore this creamy cucumber salad recipe. It also happens to be low-carb and keto-friendly as well!

Creamy Cucumber Salad is a classic dish made with sliced cucumbers, a tangy and creamy dressing of sour cream or yogurt, lemon juice, sugar, and dill. This refreshing salad is perfect for summertime and is a popular side dish for BBQs, picnics, and potlucks.

I prefer to make the dressing a day ahead of time before adding it to the vegetables to give the flavors time to meld. This is optional, but it really brings out the dill flavor without letting the salad get watered down.

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Creamy Cucumber Salad

You’ll Need
1/2 cup Sour cream
2 tbsp Fresh dill (chopped)
1 tbsp Olive oil
1 tbsp Lemon juice
1/2 tsp Garlic powder
1/2 tsp Sea salt
1/8 tsp White ground pepper
6 cups Cucumber, chopped
1 small Red onion

First, if this Creamy Cucumber Salad is going to be served later, cut the cucumbers in half lengthwise and use a spoon to scoop out the seeds. Then, either slice the cucumbers into even slices or chop them into small cubes depending on your desired texture.

After that, thinly slice the red onion and combine it in a bowl with the prepared cucumber. In a small bowl, whisk together the sour cream, dill, olive oil, lemon juice, garlic powder, salt, and pepper to create the flavorful dressing for your salad.

Pour the mixture over both cucumbers and onions and lightly toss until everything is evenly coated. Your delicious Creamy Cucumber Salad is now ready to be served!

Substitutions

Making substitutions in recipes can be a great way to add variety and flavor to your cooking. For instance, this Creamy Cucumber Salad recipe can easily be adapted with different ingredients that will still result in a delicious dish.

For example, you could use garlic powder instead of fresh garlic for added convenience or white ground pepper instead of black pepper if you prefer the milder flavor.

You could also switch out the red onion for shallots or chives if you don’t have any on hand – both offer a similar sweet flavor that complements the other ingredients used in this salad recipe.

Greek yogurt can be used in place of sour cream for those looking for a lighter option that still provides the same creamy texture. Additionally, dried dill can be used in place of fresh dill if you don’t have access to fresh herbs.

Finally, adding 1 cup of quartered radishes will provide additional color and crunch to the salad – making it an ideal choice for summertime entertaining! By making these simple substitutions, you can easily create a delicious side dish that is sure to please any palate!

Creamy Cucumber Salad Accompanying Dishes

This Creamy Cucumber Salad pairs nicely with grilled meats such as chicken, steak or pork chops for a complete summertime meal. Alternatively, it can also be served alongside some crusty bread or crackers for an easy appetizer. If you’re looking for a light lunch or dinner, this salad also pairs nicely with some grilled fish or shrimp.

No matter how you serve it, this Creamy Cucumber Salad is sure to be a crowd pleaser! Enjoy!

Nutrition

This Creamy Cucumber Salad recipe makes 4 servings and contains a total of 247 calories, 8 grams of carbohydrates, 19 grams of fat and 3 grams of protein per serving.

The main sources of carbohydrates in this dish come from the cucumbers and red onion, while the fats come from the olive oil, sour cream and dill. The protein content comes primarily from the Greek yogurt (if used instead of sour cream) as well as any added meats such as chicken or fish.

This salad is also a good source of dietary fiber thanks to the cucumbers and onions it contains. Additionally, it is low in sodium (due to its lack of added salt) but still offers a variety of essential vitamins and minerals such as vitamin A, vitamin C, potassium, and magnesium.

Overall this Creamy Cucumber Salad is a delicious way to add some variety to your summer meals while still keeping things nutritious!

Storage instructions

This Creamy Cucumber Salad is best served fresh but can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. To store this salad properly, transfer it to an airtight container and keep it refrigerated until ready to serve.

If you plan on eating the salad within a few hours of preparing it, there’s no need to transfer it into an airtight container – cover the bowl with plastic wrap or place a lid on top and store in the fridge until needed.

For optimal freshness, try not to leave this salad out at room temperature for longer than 2 hours as this could cause bacteria growth. Additionally, make sure that any leftovers are consumed within 3 days of preparation as they may spoil after that time period due to lack of preservatives. Enjoy!

Conclusion

This Creamy Cucumber Salad is a delicious way to add variety and nutrition to your summer meals! With its simple ingredients of cucumbers, red onion, sour cream (or Greek yogurt), dill, olive oil, lemon juice, and seasonings – this salad comes together quickly with minimal effort.

Whether you’re looking for a light lunch or dinner option or an easy side dish to accompany grilled meats such as chicken or steak – this creamy cucumber salad has got you covered. We hope that you enjoy the amazing flavors and nutritional benefits of this recipe just as much as we do! Please let us know how it turns out in the comments section below. Bon Appétit!

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You can’t go wrong serving this delicious cucumber salad with our cedar plank grilled salmon recipe – it’s simply fantastic!

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Creamy Cucumber Salad Variations

For additional color or crunch, add 1 cup of quartered radishes.

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Or cut the cucumbers into small bites and add halved cherry tomatoes to create a refreshing cucumber tomato salad.

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Any way you do it, this delicious creamy cucumber salad is light and flavorful. It’s a real crowd-pleaser for potluck events and super affordable to make.

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Creamy Cucumber Salad Recipe- Print Now

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Creamy Cucumber Salad

Budget101.com by Melissa 'Liss' Burnell
Creamy Cucumber Salad is a refreshing and easy-to-make salad made with sliced cucumbers, a creamy dressing of sour cream or yogurt, lemon juice, and dill. It's a perfect side dish for summertime BBQs and picnics.
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Course Appetizer, Party, Potluck, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 12
Calories 42 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • ½ cup Sour cream
  • 2 Tablespoon Fresh dill (chopped)
  • 1 Tablespoons Olive oil
  • 1 Tablespoon Lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon Garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon Sea salt
  • teaspoon White ground pepper
  • 6 cups Cucumber (chopped)
  • 1 small Red onion

Instructions
 

  • Start your Creamy Cucumber Salad recipe by prepping the cucumbers. Cut them in half lengthwise and use a spoon to carefully scoop out the seeds. Then, cut the cucumbers into even slices or small chunks - whichever you prefer!
    6 cups Cucumber
  • Slice the red onion into thin strips and add it to a bowl with the prepared cucumbers.
    1 small Red onion
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together the sour cream, dill, olive oil, lemon juice, garlic powder, salt and pepper.
    ½ cup Sour cream
    2 Tablespoon Fresh dill
    1 Tablespoons Olive oil
    1 Tablespoon Lemon juice
    ½ teaspoon Garlic powder
    ½ teaspoon Sea salt
    ⅛ teaspoon White ground pepper
  • Pour this creamy mixture over the cucumbers and onions and gently toss to evenly coat them.
  • Refrigerate until ready to serve! Enjoy your Creamy Cucumber Salad as a refreshing side dish or light meal.
  • Serve as a side with your favorite grilled meats, or over some grilled salmon.

Notes

Creamy Cucumber Salad Variations
For additional color or crunch, add 1 cup of quartered radishes.
Recipe Size Alteration Note

If you altered the ingedients above by doubling or tripling the recipe, you may also need to change the pan/dish size and adjust the cooking/baking time.

Nutrition

Serving: 1gCalories: 42kcalCarbohydrates: 3gProtein: 1gFat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 6mgSodium: 102mgPotassium: 119mgFiber: 1gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 113IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 22mgIron: 1mgNet Carbs: 2g
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  1. This is a really great recipe. I’ve used it before and am considering making it again soon! My one question is how long can it be refrigerated? Thanks!

    This was delicious! It’s light and refreshing, but filling enough for a meal on its own. The only thing I would change the next time I make this is to add more cucumber–I think I’ll use 1/2 English and 1/2 regular.

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