Creamy Cucumber Salad Recipe | Easy and Delicious!
Creamy Cucumber Salad Recipe | Easy and Delicious!
Creamy Cucumber Salad (sometimes called German Cucumber Salad) is so easy, creamy, and refreshing. The nostalgic flavors feature crisp summer cucumbers and onions coated with fresh dill and a sour cream dressing. It’s a must-have summer side dish!


  • 1 1/2 lbs cucumbers
  • 1/2 medium purple or yellow onion
  • 1 Tbsp fresh or frozen dill
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt and pinch of black pepper


  1. In a small bowl, combine sour cream, lemon juice, garlic, dill, salt and pepper to taste. Stir and set aside while prepping salad.
  2. Peel (if necessary) and slice cucumbers into thin rounds or half rounds if using large cucumbers. Place in a large mixing bowl. Add thinly sliced onion.
  3. Just before serving, pour the sauce over the cucumbers and onions, and mix to coat. After adding sauce, the salad will stay fresh for about 2-3 hours if refrigerated.


  • Chives – add 1/3 cup chives or green onion instead of onion for a milder onion flavor.
  • Mayo – lately we’ve been loving the addition of 1-2 Tbsp mayo to the dressing instead of lemon juice. 
  • Greek yogurt – I’ve tested plain Greek yogurt and it works (although not quite as good), just omit lemon juice if using.
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