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Creamy Dill Cucumber Salad

This family favorite creamy cucumber salad is packed with fresh-from-the-garden herby goodness.

creamy dill cucumber salad

This cucumber salad recipe is one of my favorite ways to use up all those cucumbers from the garden, plus some fresh dill! It's loosely based on a traditional Finnish "kurkkusalaatti" that my mother used to make.

This cucumber makes a great side in the summer when you're serving burgers or barbeque. It's a great alternative to potato or pasta salad. Or you can pile it on crackers or hard tack.

I  personally love dill and grow it each summer in my herb garden. I tend to use probably way more than I need to in this recipe, so feel free to adjust the amount accordingly.

fresh dill on plate

This Creamy Dill Cucumber Salad is so quick and easy to make and the crunchy cucumbers and onion are such a nice contrast to the tangy sour cream. 

You can really use any type of cucumbers you want, but the smaller and younger ones will have smaller seeds and result in a better-tasting salad. 

You don't have to peel your cucumbers, although I do prefer to remove the peels. Mostly because our chickens and ducks love cucumber skins

ingredients for creamy dill cucumber salad

Creamy Dill Cucumber Salad

What you Need |

2 medium-sized cucumbers, peeled and thinly sliced

1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt

1/2 cup sour cream

2 tablespoons vinegar (I like to use this Champagne vinegar)

1 teaspoon sugar

3 tablespoons sweet onion, thinly sliced

3 tablespoons fresh dill sprigs, rough chopped, plus more for garnish

Freshly cracked black pepper


What you Do |

Put cucumber slices into a medium bowl or colander and sprinkle with salt. Toss to combine, then let sit for an hour. Drain liquid, then squeeze the slices dry with a paper towel or clean kitchen towel. 

Whisk the sour cream, vinegar and sugar in the bowl. Stir in the cucumber slices, onion and dill.  Season to taste with additional salt and pepper. 

Chill for several hours before serving. Garnish with fresh dill sprigs. Serve as a side or with crackers.


creamy dill cucumber salad ingredients

creamy dill cucumber salad

creamy dill cucumber salad

creamy dill cucumber salad

creamy dill cucumber salad

creamy dill cucumber salad on cracker

Creamy Dill Cucumber Salad
Yield
About 2 cups
Author
Lisa Steele | Fresh Eggs Daily
Prep time
10 Min
Inactive time
60 Min
Total time
1 H & 10 M

Creamy Dill Cucumber Salad

This creamy cucumber salad is packed with fresh-from-the-garden herby goodness.

Ingredients

  • 2 medium-sized cucumbers, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1/4 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons vinegar (I like to use Champagne vinegar)
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 3 tablespoons sweet onion, thinly sliced
  • 3 tablespoons fresh dill sprigs, rough chopped, plus more for garnish
  • Freshly cracked black pepper

Instructions

  1. Put cucumber slices into a medium bowl or colander and sprinkle with salt. Toss to combine, then let sit for an hour. 
  2. Drain liquid, then squeeze the slices dry with a paper towel or clean kitchen towel.
  3. Whisk the sour cream, vinegar and sugar in the bowl. Stir in the cucumber slices, onion and dill. Season to taste with additional salt and pepper.
  4. Chill for several hours before serving. Garnish with fresh dill sprigs. Serve as a side or with crackers.
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