Creamy Cucumber Salad

By Rena |

This creamy cucumber salad recipe is super easy to make and takes just 10 minutes with very little effort. Perfect cool summer salad that’s low in carbs and keto-friendly.

top view cucumber salad in a white bowl with herbs and purple onion

Light, creamy, crunchy, and flavorful salad recipe that’s great to serve all year long but perfectly suitable for hot summer days. This creamy cucumber salad recipe makes for a refreshing side dish that’s made with cucumbers, sour cream, onions, savory herbs and spices, and a dash of lemons. They are low in carbs and work well as a side dish with most of your cookout grilling. You can even serve as an appetizer! So light, crunchy, and full of flavor.

Why you will love this salad

  • Simple, quick, easy: Can’t get any easier to make this salad. You probably already have all the ingredients handy. Takes just 10 minutes to whip up this creamy delicious cucumber salad.
  • Versatile: Serve as a side dish with any meal, a quick snack, or as appetizer for a small party.
  • Healthy and delicious: A lighter version of the classic cucumber salad usually made with mayo. Can easily be made with Greek yogurt instead of sour cream. Crunchy with every bite and bursting with flavor.
close up creamy cucumber salad

Ingredients you will need

English Cucumber
red onion
sour cream or Greek yogurt
fresh dill
olive oil or avocado oil
lemon juice
garlic powder or fresh garlic
salt and pepper

ingredients to make cucumber salad

How to make this creamy homemade cucumber salad

Using a sharp knife thinly slice the cucumber and red onion and add them to a salad bowl.

In a small bowl whisk the remaining ingredients. Add the creamy dressing over the cucumber and toss to coat.

Serve immediately and enjoy!

sliced cucumber and onions on a cutting board
creamy salad dressing in jar next to sliced cucumbers

Recipe notes and tips

  • use any cucumber of choice. we do love English cucumbers for this recipe.
  • sour cream: this can be substituted with Greek yogurt or any dairy-free plain yogurt for a vegan option.
  • you may use either garlic powder or garlic cloves.
  • fresh dill is preferred but if you can’t find any use dried dill.
  • avocado oil will work well in place of olive oil
  • you can make this ahead and store the dressing separately and just mix it when ready to serve.
  • store leftovers in the fridge for up to 3 days.
  • do not freeze.
top view creamy cucumber salad in a white bowl

What does creamy cucumber salad go with

top view cucumber salad in white bowl

frequently asked questions

Should I peel cucumbers for salad?

It all depends on the type of cucumber you are using. Some cucumbers have thinner skins like English or Persian cucumbers, which don’t need to be peeled and are ok to eat. But cucumbers with thicker skin tend to be a bit bitter and should be peeled.

Is it OK to eat cucumber skin?

Yes! It is perfectly OK to eat cucumber skin. They are not poisonous like some of you have probably heard. The skin of a cucumber is fibrous and full of vitamin A. Be sure to wash your cucumbers well if you plan on having them with the skin.

Why is my cucumber salad watery?

Cucumber releases water after it has a chance to sit. This is most likely why your cucumber salad looks more water than when you first made it. Whether you made your cucumber salad with vinegar, mayo, or yogurt, this may happen. If making a creamy cucumber salad, you may add a bit more yogurt or sour cream to thicken it up a bit.

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top view creamy cucumber salad in a white bowl

Creamy Cucumber Salad

creamy and crunchy easy cucumber salad thats ready in just 10 minutes.
5 from 3 votes
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Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Diet: Low Fat
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 77kcal
Author: Rena

Ingredients

  • 1 large English Cucumber thinly sliced
  • 1 small red onion thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup sour cream or dairy-free plain yogurt
  • 2 tbsp fresh dill chopped
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder or 1 garlic clove minced
  • Kosher salt and ground pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Using a sharp knife thinly slice the cucumber and red onion and add them to a salad bowl.
  • In a small bowl whisk the remaining ingredients. Add the creamy dressing over the cucumber and toss to coat.
  • Serve immediately and enjoy!

Notes

  • use any cucumber of choice. we do love English cucumbers for this recipe.
  • sour cream: this can be substituted with Greek yogurt or any dairy-free plain yogurt for a vegan option.
  • you may use either garlic powder or garlic cloves.
  • fresh dill is preferred but if you can’t find any use dried dill.
  • avocado oil will work well in place of olive oil
  • you can make this ahead and store the dressing separately and just mix it when ready to serve.
  • store leftovers in the fridge for up to 3 days.
  • do not freeze.

Nutrition

Calories: 77kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 116mg | Potassium: 197mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 168IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 55mg | Iron: 1mg
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  1. Joanie Barber says

    5 stars
    Fabulous! Takes me back to summer days on the farm. No a/c, hot, and this cooling recipe! Man, oh, man! Thanks

  2. Loti says

    5 stars
    If you slice your cucumbers then put them in a strainer with the salt you would use for the recipe and let them sit for an hour or so much of them excess water will drain out and leave you with crisper cucumbers.

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