Creamy Cucumber Salad

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Slices of fresh cucumber are coated in creamy sour cream. This salad is in a clear bowl resting on a gray and white tea towel. A wooden spoon rests beside the glass bowl for serving.

This Creamy Cucumber Salad is a relative newcomer to our side dish repertoire, but it’s a dish we have been enjoying a whole bunch. I’ve made in at least four times in the last three weeks and I’ve served it on the side with a few summer-ific mains.

It’s worked perfectly plated up with grilled hamburgers, grilled chicken quarters, tuna salad sandwiches, and for a twist, meatloaf!! I really don’t think there are many mains that wouldn’t be a good match for this simple salad.

Slices of fresh cucumber are coasted in white sour cream and specks of green dill are visible in the creamy sauce.

How to make creamy cucumber salad

This easy cucumber salad comes together in minutes and is made with peeled, sliced cucumbers and sliced sweet onion. It’s tossed with a simple, tangy dressing that’s made with sour cream, mayo, white pepper, apple cider vinegar, monkfruit sweetener, salt, and dried dill weed.

I often use regular cucumbers to make this salad, but some folks find the skins to be bitter and tough, so I peel them when I do. However, if you use English cucumbers (often called seedless cucumbers) the skin is much thinner and there is no need to peel them. Just give them a nice scrub, slice them up and you’ll be good to go.

A fork is holding a sour cream-coated cucumber slice from a bowl of creamy cucumber salad. The large bowl filled with salad is slighy blurred in the background.

Summer is always my least favorite season as the heat is just a real drag. Every year I have a gripe-about-the-heat post in August. However, the summer heat has been so palpable this year, that post is coming a bit early!! Flavorful, no-cook dishes are where it’s at for me for the next few weeks, and this easy side salad is now a go-to for supper on scorching days.

What will you serve this Creamy Cucumber Salad with?? Enjoy and stay cool (and hydrated!!), y’all! xo -M

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Creamy Cucumber Salad

Recipe by Marcelle at A Little Fish in the Kitchen Course: SidesCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy


Prep time



This Creamy Cucumber Salad is a no-cook side dish that will help beat the heat on summer days! It’s good with everything and delicious all year round!


  • For the dressing
  • 1/3 cup sour cream

  • 1-2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar

  • 2 tablespoons light mayonnaise

  • 1/8 teaspoon monkfruit sweetener (or sweetener of choice)

  • 1/8 teaspoon dried dill weed

  • 1/8 teaspoon salt

  • hearty pinch of ground white pepper

  • For the salad
  • 2-1/2 cups peeled cucumbers, sliced

  • 1/3 cup sweet onion, thinly sliced and chopped


  • In a small bowl, mix together all ingredients for the dressing and set aside.
  • In a medium-size bowl, combine the sliced cucumbers and onions. Toss with the creamy dressing to coat the vegetables evenly.
  • Cover and refrigerate the Creamy Cucumber Salad for 20 minutes before serving.
  • Enjoy!

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  1. I love cucumber salads! Never made a creamy one — gotta try this. And yes, the heat this summer has been worse than usual. Alas. Need this to help cool off! πŸ™‚

  2. This looks so refreshing, Marcelle – and cucumbers are at their height on the market these days! I want this beside my Picnic Chicken (upcoming post)!

  3. I like the use of both sour cream and mayo. in this salad. Can’t wait to try it!

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