Saturday, May 16, 2020

Creamy Cucumber Salad + VIDEO

Creamy Cucumber Salad is a simple side dish that comes together in less than 10 minutes. Combine fresh cucumbers, red onions and a spectacular dressing to create a fresh salad that is perfect for summer potlucks and more!

Creamy Cucumber Salad
A potluck or summer dinner party isn't complete without a fresh cucumber salad. Creamy Cucumber Salad is made with freshly sliced cucumbers, red onion and a simple yogurt-mayo lemon dill dressing.

Best of all, the salad comes together in less than 10 minutes with ingredients you probably already have available in your refrigerator and pantry.

Creamy Cucumber Salad

Creamy Cucumber Salad Recipe

It's a quick and easy side dish that everyone will love. Bring this hassle-free Creamy Cucumber Salad to your next potluck to share with everyone.

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Creamy Cucumber Salad

How Do You Make Creamy Cucumber and Onion Salad

Add a simple flavor like lemon or fresh herbs to elevate the flavor of the dish.

Helpful Tips to make Creamy Cucumber Salad:

  • Cucumbers have a tendency to release a lot of liquid. To avoid a watery salad you can prep your cukes ahead. Simply, place cucumbers in serving dish. Sprinkle with 1 teaspoon salt. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours. Pour off the liquid (do not rinse). Do not add more salt. This will be plenty.
  • You can prep the entire salad ahead of time and store in the refrigerator until ready to serve, up to one day in advance.
  • Use freshly minced garlic instead of garlic powder, if desired. You can also use dried dill instead of fresh.
  • Use lemon zest and squeezed lemon juice from a fresh lemon for the freshest flavor.
  • You can use any combination of Greek yogurt, sour cream or mayonnaise for the dressing as long as the total amount is 1/2 cup.
Cucumber Onion Dill Lemon on cutting board salad

What you will need to make Creamy Cucumber Salad:

  • Sharp knife or mandolinA sharp knife or mandolin is always a necessity when slicing cucumbers.
  • Cutting boardA high quality cutting board comes in handy when prepping this salad.
  • Mixing bowlsCombine all of the ingredients for this salad in a large mixing bowl.


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Creamy Cucumber Salad

See how easy this Creamy Cucumber Salad is to make. Watch the video!!!

Yield: SERVES 4-6

Creamy Cucumber Salad

Creamy Cucumber Salad is a simple side dish that comes together in less than 10 minutes. Combine fresh cucumbers, red onions and a spectacular dressing to create a fresh salad that is perfect for summer potlucks and more!
prep time: 10 MINScook time: total time: 10 mins


  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup sour cream or Greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice (from about 1 lemon)
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 3 large cucumbers, sliced (about 6 cups)
  • 1/2 red onion, sliced


  1. In a large bowl, whisk together the mayo, sour cream, lemon juice, lemon zest, dill and garlic powder. Season with salt and pepper to taste. 
  2. Add the chopped cucumbers and red onion to the creamy dressing.
  3. Stir until cucumbers are well coated.
  4. Serve immediately or chill until ready to serve.

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  1. Delicious - the whole family (including grandparents) loved it!! Thanks xoxo

    1. Holli@TheSlowRoastedItalianMay 16, 2018 at 6:01 AM

      We are so happy everyone enjoyed it!!!

  2. I make a similar salad, but not with the mayo, just sour cream. Ill have to try this version. Yummy.

    1. Holli@TheSlowRoastedItalianMay 17, 2018 at 11:50 AM

      Enjoy carol jane and let us know how it goes!

  3. Is this a dish that’s better kept overnight or served fresh?

  4. This was so delicious! Thank you!

  5. I have an abundance of lemon cucumbers and other cucumbers in my garden and this recipe is a great way to use them up. I did not salt the cukes first. Crunchy creamy goodness!

  6. Just YUMMY 🤤!!! Have it n my fridge now, the longer it sits, the better it is! Thanks for the DELICIOUS RECIPES!! L❤️VE ME SOME SLOW ROASTED ITALIAN RECIPES 🤤


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