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

Close up of Cucumber Salad Recipe scooped up on spoon

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.

Dill cucumber salad perfect for any summer potluck.

Cucumber Dill Salad Ingredients

  • English Cucumbers – These aren’t regular garden cucumbers, they are longer, skinnier, and usually have fewer seeds than standard cucumbers.
  • Chopped Fresh 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!

Equipment You Will Need

  • Vegetable Peeler
  • Sharp Knife
  • Large Bowl
  • Lemon Zester
  • Measuring Spoons
  • Spoon
top view of these Sliced and halved Cucumbers in a bowl.

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, 1 tablespoon lemon juice, plain greek yogurt, sugar, 1/2 teaspoon 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.

sliced cucumbers in a cream sauce with fresh dill.

Easy Dressing For Sliced 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 Dill Cucumber 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!

Creamy Cucumber Salad Variations

Like to mix things up? 

  • Swap the greek yogurt for mayo or sour cream.
  • Swap the lemon juice for apple cider vinegar or white vinegar.
  • Add in thinly sliced red onion or sweet onion.
  • If fresh herbs are unavailable use garlic powder and dried dill.
Large bowl full of this creamy sauce and cucumber recipes.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

This leftover cucumber recipe can last in the refrigerator for up to 5 days when stored in an airtight container.

Why Is My Cucumber Salad Watery?

The cucumbers release liquid (cucumber juice) 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 To Serve with Cucumber Salad with Dill?

Also, try using this salad as a topping for burgers, green salads, and sandwiches!

creamy dill cucumbers

Other Tasty Salads to Try!

Check the printable recipe card below for nutritional information including calories, carbohydrates, protein, cholesterol, sodium, potassium, fiber, and vitamin C percentages.

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Creamy Cucumber Salad Recipe with Dill

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



  • 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.



Try with full-fat or nonfat greek yogurt.


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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