Creamy Dilled Cucumber Salad

Creamy Dilled Cucumber Salad


Cucumbers are another of summers fresh bounty that I have been enjoying a lot lately. I normally bring home two or more of them from the farmers market every week and I tend to use them in salads or just snack on them as they are. I really like cucumbers on warm summer days as they are nice and juicy and perfect still cool from the fridge. I have however noticed that cucumbers rarely get the attention that they deserve! Every once in a while it is nice to let the humble cucumber shine and to be the star of the show and this cool and creamy cucumber salad is a great way to do so. This is one of those salads where it is nice to make it ahead of time so that you can let the flavours mingle a bit while it chills out in the fridge. The crisp and juicy cucumbers go so well with a creamy coating made slightly tangy by the lemon and the red peppers provide a bit of sweet pungency and of course the dill finishes the salad off perfectly. This salad is best served straight from the fridge while it is still cool which makes it a great way to beat the heat.

Creamy Dilled Cucumber Salad

(makes 4 servings)
Printable Recipe

Ingredients:
1 large cucumber (sliced)
1/4 cup red onion (sliced)
1/4 cup sour cream
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon sugar (optional)
1 handful dill (chopped)
salt and pepper to taste

Directions:
1. Mix everything and chill in the fridge for 20+ minutes.

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26 comments:

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

A delicious salad! Dill is a great herb!

Cheers,

Rosa

Dani said...

its like u read my mind sometimes kevin! great salad :)

Staci said...

Great recipe! (All of your recipes are fabulous!)

I'm a sucker for sour cream and dill cukes. I have a similar recipe that I add a dollop real mayo and a dash of cayenne pepper to for an added kick.

GarlicBOSS said...

Nice cool salad for another hot day...thanks

Gabcsi said...

It is very hungry, one of my favorite vegetables cucumber!

Patsyk said...

This was one of my favorite salads my mom made when I was growing up! Looks fantastic!

Spryte said...

This is one of my all time favorite summer salads!

Jenn said...

I like this creamy version very very much. Never thought to use sour cream in a salad.

CinnamonQuill said...

I love that this uses sour cream instead of mayo. Making this? Check!

~ RM said...

I love this salad~ It is a summertime fave! We almost always serve it with our teriyaki turkey burgers, the creamy-coolness seems to compiment the tangy-sweet teriyaki perfectly!

Chef Jeena said...

This looks lovely I am a huge fan of dill especially when something creamy is involved, delicious.

Živilė said...

Here, in Lithuania this salad is very popular :))) Of course, this salad is absolutely cool :DDD

Pam said...

Superb!

She'saPistol said...

This salad was always on the table at my Hungarian grandmother's house. She served several variations of it, adding chopped fresh tomato, omitting the sour cream and dill and adding green onions. Her version always had vinegar, though. It's particularly refreshing when served with fatty/heavy things like fried chicken, hamburgers or grilled sausage. Thanks Kevin!

Kalyn said...

I love this type of salad and this reminds me I haven't made any cucumber salads with dill this year!

Marta said...

Looks delicious!!! A perfect way to enjoy the last of summer's best! Nice and cool for the last of summer's heat!

Bellini Valli said...

This is such a refreshing salad Kevin. Dill goes so well here.

Anonymous said...

You should really invest into a mandolin since your cuts are uneven and not uniform...

The Duo Dishes said...

Red onion is such a favorite in salads of any kind. Even when you have something as simple and pure as cukes, the spicy flavor of a red onion really makes it pop. It's great!

hormone therapy said...

I am crazy about cucumber salad. That is my favorite appetizer. It's also delicious with tomatoes,onion and a little bit of vinegar.

angela@spinachtiger said...

You are so right. They don't get the attention they deserve. Now I'm in cucumber mood.

The Bella Girls said...

I love the fact that this recipe uses sour cream instead of mayo. This way I don't feel as guilty when I eat it.

~Camberley

Julia said...

This was great! Normally I'm too lazy to buy red onions, and just use the white ones I have lying around. This time I didn't, and wow, that really made a wonderful salad! I'm not going to lazy my way out of red onions any more :) Thanks!

web design said...

This is so fresh and just perfect for spring. I love fresh cucumber with cream and dill, it all fits perfectly together.

Taylor said...

I made this for dinner tonight except I used plain greek yogurt instead of sour cream....I already sneaked a bite and it's super yummy! Thanks for the awesome recipe!

Tamara Morgan said...

I made this for lunch today! Fabulous! Thank you for the recipe. I'll be adding it to my collection.

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