Creamy cucumber salad is the perfect side dish for your next cookout. It is creamy, tangy and budget friendly. Serve it with grilled hot dogs and parmesan grilled corn for an easy and delicious dinner.

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Creamy Cucumber and Red Onion Salad in a Clear Bowl

Creamy cucumber salad is so easy!

I love cucumbers and we almost always have some in the fridge. We often make this easy Cucumber Salad and it’s always a hit. However, I was in the mood for something creamy one day and this Creamy Cucumber salad was born!

It turned out really delicious and most of the ingredients you probably already have. Not only is it easy to make but very inexpensive. This dish can easily feed a crowd while sticking to a budget.

The next time you need to bring a side dish, sign up to bring this! It is a guaranteed hit and won’t blow your grocery budget. Yeah! If you like the idea of a creamy salad, then try this Creamy cucumber tomato salad.

Let’s make creamy cucumber and onion salad.

Creamy Cucumber and Red Onion Salad in a Clear Bowl


Creamy Cucumber and Red Onion Salad in a Clear Bowl

How to make creamy cucumber dill salad:

First, peel the cucumbers. I like to use a fork to score the edges. It is so easy and the cucumbers look so pretty. Just run a fork down the side of the cucumbers to do this.

Second, slice the cucumbers into 1/4″ slices. This is not necessary but I like to use a mandoline slicer to slice the cucumbers. It is so handy and you definitely will get a lot of use out of this.

Next, combine the sour cream, dill, vinegar and other seasonings together in a small mixing bowl.

Finally, add the cucumbers and red onions with the dressing. It is that easy!

Creamy Cucumber and Red Onion Salad in a Clear Bowl with fresh parsley behind it


Yes, it actually tastes best if it is made at least 2 hours in advance and refrigerated to let the flavors combine. You can easily make this ahead to save time and then just grab and go when you are ready to serve.

Plus, it gives all the flavors time to combine and tastes amazing!

Creamy Cucumber and Red Onion Salad in a Clear Bowl with a fork taking a piece out of it


Cucumber salad will last 3-4 days in the fridge if stored inside an airtight container. However, it is best fresh.

Variation ideas:

  • Cucumbers – We prefer English cucumbers but you can use regular cucumbers instead. I suggest scooping out the seeds if using regular cucumbers because it will water down the salad and make it soggy.
  • Onions- Red onions give this salad a pretty pop of color. Other good options include: white onions and sweet Vidalia onions.
  • Not in the mood for something creamy? Omit the sour cream and make this Cucumber Onion Salad. It is just as simple but all vinegar based instead of the creamy version.

What goes with creamy cucumber and onion salad:

Everyone will love creamy cucumber dill salad.

The fresh dill gives this creamy cucumber salad the best flavor. The red onions add so much flavor as well.

I can’t wait for you to try this easy cucumber salad with sour cream. The creamy dressing has the perfect blend of everything needed to make this salad a winner.

Make this for your family and watch it disappear. It is definitely going to be a hit. Try it today and see how easy it is.

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Creamy cucumber salad

5 from 14 votes
Creamy cucumber salad is the perfect side dish for your next cookout. It is creamy, tangy and frugal. Try creamy cucumber dill salad.
Prep Time 10 mins
Refrigerate 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins
Servings 6
Cuisine American
Course Side Dish
Calories 58
Author Eating on a Dime


  • 2 Long English Cucumbers
  • 1/2 Red 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 score the edge with a fork by running a fork down the side of the cucumbers.
  • Slice the cucumbers into 1/4″ slices.
  • Combine the sour cream, fresh dill, vinegar, sugar, salt and garlic powder together in small bowl.
  • Toss the cucumbers and red onions 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 3-4 days. 

Nutrition Facts

Calories 58kcal, Carbohydrates 5g, Protein 1g, Fat 4g, Saturated Fat 2g, Cholesterol 10mg, Sodium 214mg, Potassium 207mg, Fiber 1g, Sugar 3g, Vitamin A 494IU, Vitamin C 7mg, Calcium 46mg, Iron 1mg

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  1. 5 stars
    This is pretty much my go to recipe from my ex’s southern as southern gets mother. Love that you have it here for others to try. And for me to pin so my son has quick access. Looking forward to trying other recipes from you.