Creamy cucumber tomato salad is easy to make and so creamy. This is the perfect side dish and budget friendly. This creamy salad is packed with fresh ingredients and spices.

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Creamy Cucumber Tomato Salad Recipe:

Do you need an easy side dish that can feed a crowd with very little work? This cucumber salad is the recipe to make. If you enjoyed our creamy cucumber salad, or Cucumber Tomato Salad you will love this new recipe with tomatoes.

It is perfect to make when veggies are plentiful and the Farmer’s Market has an abundance of produce on sale. I love making this when we have tons of cucumbers from the garden. However, it is so budget friendly that we really make it all year long.

Creamy Cucumber Salad Recipes is perfect to make ahead of time. This creamy salad is packed with fresh vegetables and seasoning to make a healthy salad.

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Easy Cucumber Tomato Salad:

We love to make easy side dishes for BBQ’s, potlucks, and family dinners. This classic recipe is loaded with fresh ingredients and a creamy dressing. Cucumber Tomato Salad is light, refreshing and is even better when made ahead of time.

This recipe can be made in a variety of ways. We often call this our summer salad as we make it a lot in the summer. The tomatoes taste the best and makes this creamy salad so delicious.

photo of ingredients: cucumber, tomatoes, onion, sour cream, seasonings.


closeup photo of creamy cucumber and tomato salad in a white bowl.

How to Make Creamy Cucumber Tomato Salad:

  • Step 1 – Prepare Cucumbers – First, peel the cucumbers and slice them. I normally cut them into 1/4″ slices and then cut the slices in half. 
  • Step 2 – Prepare Tomatoes – Next, cut the tomatoes into small pieces. You can do any size you prefer but I like to cut them into bite size pieces.
  • Step 3 – Combine Creamy Sauce – In a small bowl, combine the sour cream, fresh dill, vinegar, sugar, salt and garlic powder. Whisk until this mixture is combined really good.
  • Step 4 – Mix in vegetables to sauce – Finally, add the cucumbers, tomatoes and onion slices to the dressing. That is all you need to do to make this salad.
  • Step 5 – Place salad in Fridge – Put in the fridge for at least an hour before serving. It is best served cold. Season with salt and pepper for added flavor.
closeup photo of creamy cucumber and tomato salad in a white bowl.

How long does Cucumber Tomato Creamy Salad last?

The leftovers will last up to 3 days stored inside an air tight container.

Can you Make it in Advance?

I prefer to make this an hour ahead of time and put in the fridge. It is better made in advance so the flavors can blend.

I try to always make it in advance and it is so handy to just get out of the refrigerator when we need it.

Creamy Cucumber Tomato Salad Variations:

  • Grilled Chicken This creamy dressing with the cucumber and tomato salad is delicious with grilled chicken. You can serve it on top of the salad or on the side. It is a great way to use leftover chicken.
  • Cucumbers – The recipe calls for English cucumbers and I definitely prefer this type. However, you can use regular cucumbers as an alternative. Make sure to scoop out the seeds if using regular cucumbers because it will water down the salad and make it soggy.
  • Onions– Try other types of onions such as red onions or sweet Vidalia onions. The flavor will change a little and it is a nice way to try new things or use what you have on hand.
  • Sour Cream – Not in the mood for something creamy? Omit the sour cream and make this Cucumber Tomato salad recipe. It is just as simple but all vinegar based instead of sour cream.
  • Cherry Tomatoes – Feel free to use other types of tomatoes. Cherry Tomatoes are easy to use, but we still recommend slicing them.
  • Dressing – Squeeze fresh lemon juice in the dressing for added flavor.

Recipe Tips:

  • Slicer – Use a mandoline slicer to slice the cucumbers. It is so handy and you definitely will get a lot of use out of this. While it is certainly not necessary, it is very convenient to get thinly sliced cucumbers fast.
  • Preparing Vegetables – Slice and prepare vegetables in bite size pieces. Try to remove as much as the pulp and seeds from the tomatoes. This helps to keep the salad from getting to wet and diluting the dressing.
  • Dressing Ingredients – Combine the sour cream dressing ingredients in a small bowl. Mix the ingredients together until full combined.
  • Adding Vegetables – Make sure to cover the vegetables with the dressing mixture.

What to Serve with Creamy Cucumber and Tomato Salad?

closeup photo of creamy cucumber and tomato salad in a white bowl.

How to Store Creamy Tomato Cucumber Salad:

Store leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 2 to 3 days. We think it taste made ahead of time.

How do you Keep Cucumbers from getting soggy in salad?

If you have problems with your cucumbers getting soggy, add salt to the cucumbers. The salt draws out the moisture in the cucumbers to help them from getting soggy.

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Creamy cucumber tomato salad

4.99 from 54 votes
Creamy cucumber tomato salad is easy to make and so creamy. This is the perfect side dish and budget friendly.
Prep Time 15 mins
Refrigerate 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 15 mins
Servings 6
Cuisine American
Course Side Dish
Calories 63
Author Eating on a Dime


  • 1 Long English Cucumber
  • 3 medium Tomatoes
  • 1/2 Onion Sliced
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup fresh Dill chopped
  • 2 Tbsp White Vinegar
  • 1 tsp Sugar
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Garlic Powder


  • Peel the cucumbers and slice the cucumbers into 1/4″ slices. Cut the slices in half.  Then cut the tomatoes into 1 inch pieces.
  • Combine the sour cream, fresh dill, vinegar, sugar, salt and garlic powder together in small bowl.
  • Toss the cucumbers, tomatoes and onion slices together with the dressing.
  • Refrigerate for 1 hour and then serve cold.
  • Recipe Notes:
  • Refrigerate the leftovers in an air tight container for up to 3 days.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 63kcal, Carbohydrates 6g, Protein 1g, Fat 4g, Saturated Fat 2g, Cholesterol 10mg, Sodium 216mg, Potassium 285mg, Fiber 1g, Sugar 4g, Vitamin A 970IU, Vitamin C 14mg, Calcium 45mg, Iron 1mg

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  1. Loved this recipe, the third time I made it I had some leftover avacadoes from lunch and added that with some cubed cheddar cheese. Just delicious!

  2. 5 stars
    This is delicious right out of the gate! I just made it with cucumbers and cherry tomatoes fresh from my garden! YUM!