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Cucumber Dill Macaroni Salad Recipe

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This cucumber dill macaroni salad recipe is a great side dish to with garden cucumbers and fresh dill. It’s light and flavorful, and is a wonderful side dish everyone will love.

A fantastic summer cucumber side for a BBQ, cookout, or party. You can make this year round with store bought cucumbers, but if you have extra garden cucumbers, I’d recommend starting with those!

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Summer means loads of cucumbers from our garden, and right now we have so many!  I can only make these amazing fresh garlic pickles so many times, so I decided to get a little creative and make this delicious creamy cucumber dill macaroni salad for a wonderful side dish. Every day now we are getting 2-3 fresh cucumbers from our plants.

This year we are grew Boston picklers and Market More cucumbers which are great for slicing. I wanted to make this recipe as a mix between my family’s creamy cucumber salad recipe and a classic macaroni salad.  It makes such a refreshing lunch and a great side dish with dinner… or anything coming off the grill!

This Cucumber Dill Macaroni Salad Recipe Is:

  • Fresh
  • Bright
  • Crunchy
  • Loaded with Flavor
  • Sweet
  • Tangy
  • Creamy
  • Vegetarian (easily vegan), Gluten Free, and SO good!
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Side Dish Recipes with Garden Cucumbers

This cucumber dill macaroni salad recipe is the perfect way to use those extra garden cucumbers.  Throughout the summer our garden is overloaded with cucumber plants all ripening at once.  I make this fresh macaroni salad recipe with my extra cucumbers and dill and a tasty meal is ready in no time.

Enjoy that summer garden bounty with this bright and fresh pasta salad recipe all summer long.  There’s nothing better than seasonal produce right out of the garden – if not your garden, then get fresh cucumbers at your local farmer’s market stand ?

What’s In Creamy Cucumber Macaroni Salad?

Be sure to visit the recipe card below for full ingredient amounts and recipe instructions!

  • Macaroni Noodles: you can use any variety you prefer. To make this gluten free, GF macaroni pasta noodles work perfect in this recipe.  If you aren’t gluten free, then you can use normal macaroni, whole wheat, or a veggie pasta.
  • Cucumbers
  • Carrots
  • Mayonnaise: I like to use a dairy free mayo to keep this recipe plant-based, but you can use whatever mayo that you would normally use in recipes. If you don’t normally like mayo, try my dairy free recipe... it’s creamy but still plant based.
  • Sour Cream – you can use regular, or I have a vegan version on my site here!
  • Onion
  • Carrots
  • Celery
  • Sweet Relish – I like to use this sweet relish in my macaroni salad recipes for a little extra tang and crunch along side the cucumbers.
  • Apple Cider Vinegar, which gives this dressing a little extra tang which is really fantastic!
  • Granulated Sugar
  • Fresh Dill
  • Salt & Pepper
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Dietary Modifications

  • This recipe is vegetarian, to make it vegan use use a vegan mayonnaise and sour cream!  I have vegan recipes for both on my site!
  • To make this gluten free, make sure you use gluten free macaroni noodles, I have some linked above. Also make sure any prepared foods (like mayo or relish) are also certified gluten free before adding.
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How Do I Make Macaroni Salad with Cucumbers?

  1. Cook macaroni noodles according to package instructions.  Drain, rinse in a colander under cool water.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, add the cooled macaroni noodles, onion, carrots, celery, chopped cucumbers, mayo, relish, sour cream, apple cider vinegar, sugar, and fresh dill.  Mix well to combine all ingredients.  Taste and add salt and pepper if desired.
  3. Cover and refrigerate for at least an hour before serving.  Right before serving I like to add an extra tablespoon of mayo or sour cream to make it extra creamy!  And fresh dill to garnish.

Other Family Friendly Summer Cucumber Recipes You’ll Love!

Fresh Garlic Pickles Without Dill Recipe (Vegan, Gluten Free)

Lemon and Herb Pasta Salad Recipe (Vegan, Gluten Free)

Keto Tzatziki Sauce Recipe (Vegetarian, Gluten Free)

Chickpea Shawarma Recipe (Vegan, Gluten Free)

Sweet Cucumber Chutney Recipe (Vegan, Gluten Free)

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Cucumber Dill Macaroni Salad

This Cucumber Dill Macaroni Salad recipe is a great side dish to with garden cucumbers and dill, it’s light and fresh, and can be vegan & gluten free. A fantastic summer cucumber side for a BBQ, cookout, or party. You can make this year round with store bought cucumbers, but if you have extra garden cucumbers, I’d recommend starting with those!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Appetizer, Pasta, Salad
Cuisine American
Servings 10 servings
Calories 282 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 12 ounce box macaroni noodles use gluten free if needed
  • 1/2 sweet onion finely diced
  • 2 carrots chopped
  • 2 stalks celery chopped
  • 1 large cucumber chopped
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise use vegan if needed
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons sweet relish
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup fresh dill chopped
  • Sea Salt and Black Pepper

Instructions
 

  • Cook macaroni noodles according to package instructions.  Drain, rinse in a colander under cool water.
  • In a large mixing bowl, add the cooled macaroni noodles, onion, carrots, celery, chopped cucumbers, mayo, relish, sour cream, apple cider vinegar, sugar, and fresh dill.  Mix well to combine all ingredients.  Taste and add salt and pepper if desired.
  • Cover and refrigerate for at least an hour before serving.  Right before serving I like to add an extra tablespoon of mayo or sour cream to make it extra creamy!  And fresh dill to garnish.

Notes

Dietary Modifications

  • This recipe is vegetarian, to make it vegan use use a vegan mayonnaise and sour cream!  I have vegan recipes for both on my site!
  • To make this gluten free, make sure you use gluten free macaroni noodles, I have some linked above. Also make sure any prepared foods (like mayo or relish) are also certified gluten free before adding.

Nutrition

Calories: 282kcalCarbohydrates: 5gProtein: 1gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 8mgSodium: 87mgPotassium: 147mgFiber: 1gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 2297IUVitamin C: 4mgCalcium: 30mgIron: 1mg
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