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Creamy Cucumber Salad Recipe with Dill

​​Creamy Cucumber Salad Recipe with Dill: A classic and refreshing blend of fresh garden cucumbers, dill, greek yogurt, and lemon zest. Healthy and delicious!

Cucumbers Salad Recipe

Creamy Cucumber Salad

As much as I love color and spice, there are days I crave simple flavors made with fresh garden ingredients… Without all the hoopla that comes along with ostentatious dishes.

Nothing satisfies that kind of craving better than a cool Creamy Cucumber Salad.

This classic summer side dish is a marvelous way to use up all your garden cucumbers. It’s easy to make with only a handful of ingredients. Plus it’s healthy, with only fresh produce and a bit of plain greek yogurt for a creamy tang.

Creamy Cucumber Salad is a perfect summer side to pack in picnic baskets, along with sandwiches and baked chips. Or serve it at a backyard barbecue with grilled chicken and fruit salad.

How to Make Cucumber Salad

Creamy Cucumber Salad Ingredients

  • English Cucumbers – These aren’t regular garden cucumbers, they are longer, skinnier, and usually have less seeds than standard cucumbers.
  • Chopped Dill – The fresh flavor and aroma of dill really gives this cucumber salad some life.
  • Garlic – A punch of fresh garlic balances out the mellow flavors.
  • Lemon Zest and Juice – This adds additional freshness and tang!
  • Plain Greek Yogurt – Instead of using sour cream, this recipe has a Greek twist by using Greek Yogurt. So creamy!
  • Granulated Sugar – Just a little, to balance out the tangy and sour flavors.
  • Salt and Pepper – Seasoning to bring out all the delicious flavors!
Cut Cucumbers

How To Make Cucumber Salad

To make this Cucumber Dill Salad:

  1. Peel the cucumbers. Cut in half lengthwise. Then slice into thin pieces. Place the sliced cucumbers into a large bowl.
  2. Add the chopped dill, minced garlic, the zest of one lemon, lemon juice, plain greek yogurt, sugar, salt, and ground black pepper. 
  3. Toss until the yogurt blends into a thin dressing. Taste, then salt and pepper as needed. (Some years cucumbers are sweeter than other years so season with sugar accordingly.)
  4. Chill until ready to serve so it’s nice and cold!

See The Recipe Card Below For How To Make Creamy Cucumber Dill Salad.

Chopped Dill

Easy Dressing For These Cucumbers

The lemon juice and greek yogurt meld together forming a tangy creamy dressing, that amplifies the cool refreshing essence of the cucumbers.

It’s different from traditional cucumber salad but truly delicious and super satisfying.

Greek Cucumber Salad Make Ahead

Greek Cucumber Dill Salad can be made several hours ahead. Yet I find it’s better on the first day while the cucumbers are nice and crisp. We always try to eat it up, instead of saving it as a leftover.

Ultimately it’s your choice and either way it will be fabulous!

Tasty Cucumber Dill Salad

Frequently Asked Questions

How Long Does This Cucumber Dill Salad Recipe Last In The Fridge?

These cucumbers can last in the fridge for up to 5 days when stored in an airtight container.

Why Is My Cucumber Salad Watery?

There is often some water that is released from the cucumbers as the salad rests. The dressing is meant to be thin and creamy. Yet if needed, you can add another dollop of greek yogurt to thicken up the dressing.

What Do I Serve with Cucumber Salad?

creamy dill cucumbers

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Creamy Cucumber Salad Recipe

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Creamy Cucumber Dill Salad: A classic and refreshing blend of fresh garden cucumbers, dill, greek yogurt, and lemon zest. Healthy and delicious!
Servings: 6

Ingredients

  • 3 English cucumbers
  • 1 tablespoon fresh chopped dill
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 lemon, zested and juiced
  • 1/2 cup plain greek yogurt
  • 2 teaspoons granulated sugar
  • salt and pepper

Instructions

  • Peel the cucumbers. Cut in half lengthwise. Then slice into thin pieces. Place the sliced cucumbers into a large bowl.
  • Add the chopped dill, minced garlic, the zest of one lemon, 1 tablespoon of lemon juice, 1/2 cup plain greek yogurt, sugar, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper.
  • Toss until the yogurt blends into a thin dressing. Taste, then salt and pepper as needed. Serve cold.

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Notes

Try with full-fat or nonfat greek yogurt.

Nutrition

Serving: 0.75cup, Calories: 38kcal, Carbohydrates: 7g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 0g, Saturated Fat: 0g, Cholesterol: 0mg, Sodium: 9mg, Potassium: 244mg, Fiber: 0g, Sugar: 4g, Vitamin A: 155IU, Vitamin C: 5.6mg, Calcium: 42mg, Iron: 0.4mg
Course: Healthy, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: Greek
Author: Sommer Collier

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27 comments on “Creamy Cucumber Salad Recipe with Dill”

  1. This salad is becoming a summer staple for us. It is so bright and fresh and a great way to eat up all the cucumbers we have been growing!

  2. I just made this for my mother in law and she loved it!

  3. The best light summer salad. Love the Greek yogurt added in for great gut-health benefits!

  4. I love making this when I have friends over for dinner! Easy and delicious way to get some vegetables in!

  5. My favorite summertime salad! So good.

  6. This is the perfect summer salad! The flavor is amazing!

  7. That fresh dill makes all the difference in the world, so good!

  8. Everyone at my house loved it! It was so good!

  9. This is refreshing and amazing for summer!

  10. Love this salad! Perfect for those summer BBQs!

  11. Simple and delicious! It was so refreshing on a hot evening!

  12. This is such an amazing salad! My family loved it!

  13. Such a classic and easy recipe to make! Taste delicious!

  14. This is one of my favorite salads! Simple, light and refreshing – perfect for summer!

  15. This is the perfect summer salad! Everyone loved it! Thanks so much!

  16. Extremely good!

    I was wondering though how long it will keep in the refrigerator?

  17. I absolutely love the way this cucumber dill salad looks! I love greek salad in general, but I love that you added dill too! I can’t wait to try making this at home. The next time I head to the grocery store I’m for sure picking up all the ingredients to make this. Thanks for sharing.

  18. Woah ! I am a big fan of cucumber. It refreshes one’s palate and can easily be given any flavour. This salad looks unique and I can’t to try it.

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  22. This is a potato salad I can totally stand behind! Grabbing a fork!

  23. Great flavor combos!

  24. Great recipe for those summer cook outs!