Creamy Cucumber Salad + Video

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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.

I’m Ashley from Spoonful of Flavor and I’m a new contributor here at TSRI. Simple yet impressive recipes featuring the freshest of flavors are my favorite recipes and I’m excited to be able to share them with you.

Creating an impressive dish for your next family gathering or summertime celebration doesn’t have to be difficult. Always use the freshest ingredients.

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

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Creamy Cucumber Salad

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Watch the video below to see how easy it is to make this recipe!

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Creamy Cucumber Salad + Video

Donna Elick
Creamy Cucumber Salad is a scrumptious cold salad that comes together in a snap! This cucumber salad recipe is perfect for a potluck or BBQ!
5 stars from 1 review
Tried this recipe?Please comment and review!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Method Mixed
Servings 6


  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup sour cream, or Greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice, from 1 large lemon
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest, from 1 large lemon
  • 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, thinly sliced


  • 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.
  • Add the chopped cucumbers and red onion to the creamy dressing and stir to combine. Be sure all cucumbers are well coated.
  • Serve immediately, or chill until ready to serve.



Serving: 1cup | Calories: 105cal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 66mg | Sugar: 3g | Fiber: 1g | Calcium: 34mg | Iron: 0.4mg

All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe’s nutritional value will vary depending on the ingredients used, measuring methods, and portion sizes.

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    1. We’re you able to get the video to play? All of Donna’s videos with the arrow on the left will not play for me. I think she’s only in it for the visits, never responding to complaints about this. If she didn’t have some excellent recipes I’d drop her like a bit potatoe

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

  2. 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!

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