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A metal bowl of creamy cucumber salad with fresh dill sitting on a slate board. A few springs of fresh dill and a half of a cucumber is resting nearby.

Dill Cucumber Salad

INGREDIENTS AT A GLANCE
  • 1 large cucumber
  • 3 tbsp sour cream
  • 1 tsp fresh dill (chopped)
  • 1/4 tsp salt
Total Time:
5 minutes
Serves:
2 people
A metal bowl of creamy cucumber salad with fresh dill sitting on a slate board.

Dill Cucumber Salad

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Serves 2 people

Ingredients  

  • 1 large cucumber
  • 3 tbsp sour cream
  • 1 tsp fresh dill (chopped)
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Instructions

  • Peel the cucumber. Slice it in half lengthwise then into slices about 1/4 inch thick.
  • Add sliced cucumber to a medium mixing bowl, then add the sour cream, dill, and salt. Mix well until combined.
  • Let rest for 5 minutes before serving.
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: creamy cucumber salad, cucumber, side dish, sour cream
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Making Dill Cucumber Salad in a Tiny Kitchen

Fresh Dill or Dried Dill?

Using fresh dill in this creamy cucumber salad makes a significant impact on the flavor, but it can be hard to find or expensive if you don’t grow it yourself. If I’m running short on fresh dill, you can always use dried dill instead.

When using dried dill, I found that the resting time needs to double before the flavors rehydrate and really meld into the sour cream. Getting a good organic dried dill will increase your chances for excellent flavor. I recommend Mountain Rose Herbs and their dried dill in bulk.

A metal bowl of creamy cucumber salad with fresh dill sitting on a slate board. A few springs of fresh dill and a half of a cucumber is resting nearby.

Substitutes for Sour Cream

Sour cream. I love sour cream. In this recipe it makes for a delightfully creamy salad with just a bit of tang. However, if you wanted to substitute for other options, you can try plain Greek yogurt or a vegan sour cream.

There are many vegan sour creams available in the grocery store that can be used in place of dairy-based sour cream. One recipe that I highly recommend, if you are interested in making your own at home, is Cookie and Kate’s Vegan Sour Creammade out of cashews. It is delicious!

Preparation, Clean Up, & Storage

Preparing this Dill Cucumber Salad takes only a few quick minutes and the clean up is even faster! I often make this salad at the last minute to fill out a meal or to keep a refreshing snack in the fridge. It’s a great way to use leftover cucumber and the recipe can be either doubled or halved depending on how much you want to make. Dishes will include a knife, cutting board, spoon, and bowl. Super easy!

You can make this recipe in advance, but I don’t recommend keeping it around for more than 48 hours because the cucumbers tend to make the sour cream watery as time goes on. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator and give it a quick stir before serving.

That’s it!

Give this recipe for Dill Cucumber Salad a shot and let me know what you think. Don’t forget to come back and give me your rating. If you have any questions or find other substitutions that are yummy, feel free to add those in your comments! As always, if you like this recipe, please share on social media so other people know about it too.
Nutrition Facts
Dill Cucumber Salad
Amount Per Serving (159 g)
Calories 41 Calories from Fat 19
% Daily Value*
Fat 2.14g3%
Saturated Fat 1.206g6%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.076g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.563g
Cholesterol 6mg2%
Sodium 309mg13%
Potassium 231mg7%
Carbohydrates 4.32g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1.97g2%
Protein 1.47g3%
Vitamin A 183IU4%
Vitamin C 4.9mg6%
Calcium 46mg5%
Iron 0.34mg2%
* Percent Daily Values based on a 2000 calorie diet.
First Published On: May 10, 2024
Last Modified On: May 10, 2024
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