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Cucumber Salad with Sour Cream & Dill (Vegetarian, Family Recipe)

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This Creamy Cucumber Salad with sour cream and dill is perfect for a BBQ, summer cookout, or potluck dinner. Its sweet, savory, and tangy. Great way to use garden cucumbers. A light and refreshing salad that is great any time of year.

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The last time my family was in town, I asked my dad for as many family recipes he could remember…. specifically this one! We had a few great recipes for cucumbers growing up (Like THIS Recipe for a Sweet and Tangy Cucumber Salad). He gave the below recipe to me, but I tested and it was great! I added the sliced onion to the recipe, because I remember having it that way growing up and it gives the dish a great flavor.

This creamy cucumber salad with sour cream has been made time & time again in our household. I make it for summer cookouts when friends are over, or just as a weeknight recipe when I have extra cucumbers. The combination of the sour cream, dill, cucumber, and onion is classic. It’s a great salad to serve with heavier fare. 

This Cucumber Salad with Sour Cream Is:

  • Bright
  • Fresh
  • Crunchy
  • Sweet & Savory
  • Creamy
  • A Great Side Dish for Company
  • Vegetarian and Gluten Free

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Grow Fresh Dill on Your Counter All Year Long

We got this great 6-Pod Aerogarden which is fantastic for growing herbs in the winter.  We actually got it when we lived in a smaller apartment, but even now that we own an acreage we still use it year-round!  I love growing herbs on my countertop like fresh basil, dill, mint, sage, thyme, parsley, and lemon balm. It uses LED lights and water, so no messy soil needed – you can have fresh herbs at your fingertips any time. I love picking a few springs of parsley to chop on pastas, adding basil leaves to soups, and tossing some dill in with my pasta salads. This Aerogarden is a great gift for anyone who would like fresh herbs… no big kitchen or green thumb required!

What’s In This Creamy Cucumber Salad with Vinegar?

  • Cucumbers, Onion, Fresh Dill – I get all the fresh produce for my recipes from my garden and from Misfits Market – they sell all organic produce at a super discounted price, and it’s purchased direct from the farmers. We get Misfit Market boxes every other week and love picking out our favorite seasonal produce for delivery.  You can get $10 off your first $30 box by clicking here! 
    If you think organic produce is too expensive… think again, and give Misfits Market a look!

 

dry cucumbers on a paper towel salted to get the moisture out of the cucumbers for a crunchy salad not soggy

A Make Ahead Cucumber Salad for Entertaining

This cucumber salad with sour cream recipe is fantastic to make ahead of time for a party, potluck, or gathering. Making this recipe in advance allows you to skip any cooking or prep on the day-of. This is a great recipe to entertain with, or bring to an event. Chilling this recipe overnight in the fridge actually makes it taste better the next day. A crowd-pleaser that everyone is sure to love! Check out my other make ahead meals too.

How Do I Make Sour Cream Cucumber Salad?

  1. Peel the cucumbers, slice thinly, and soak in salted water (1 tsp of salt) for an hour in the fridge.
  2. Drain in a colander and dry the cucumbers with a towel so all water has been removed. I dried them on a rack with a layer of paper towels. Don’t skip this step, or else the cucumbers will have too much water and the salad won’t be as crisp!
  3. Once dry, add the cucumbers in the largest mixing bowl you have. Thinly slice an onion into large ribbons. Mix with all ingredients together in the bowl, and chill for 2 hours in the fridge before serving.

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Get the Same Ingredients for this Sour Cream and Cucumber Salad Recipe

I get all the fresh produce for my recipes from my garden and from Misfits Market – they sell all organic produce at a super discounted price, and it’s purchased direct from the farmers. We get Misfit Market boxes every other week and love picking out our favorite seasonal produce for delivery.  You can get $10 off your first $30 box by clicking here! 

If you think organic produce is too expensive… think again, and give Misfits Market a look!

 

As always, if you make this vegetarian and gluten free creamy dill cucumber salad with vinegar and sour cream recipe be sure to leave me a comment, rate this recipe, and tag me @theherbeevore on Instagram so I can feature you.  I love seeing all your photos of my recipe recreations!

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Cucumber Salad with Sour Cream

The Herbeevore
This Creamy Cucumber Salad with sour cream and dill is perfect for a BBQ, summer cookout, or potluck dinner. Its sweet, savory, and tangy. Great way to use garden cucumbers. A light and refreshing salad that is great any time of year.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine American, Family Recipe
Servings 8 servings
Calories 94 kcal

Equipment

  • Large Mixing Bowl

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • Peel the cucumbers, slice thinly, and soak in salted water (1 tsp of salt) for an hour in the fridge.
  • Drain in a colander and dry the cucumbers with a towel so all water has been removed. I dried them on a rack with a layer of paper towels. Don’t skip this step, or else the cucumbers will have too much water and the salad won’t be as crisp!
  • Once dry, add the cucumbers in the largest mixing bowl you have. Thinly slice an onion into large ribbons. Mix the remaining ingredients together in the bowl, and chill for 2 hours in the fridge before serving.

Notes

Save Money on Organic Produce!

I get all the fresh produce for my recipes from my garden and from Misfits Market - they sell all organic produce at a super discounted price, and it’s purchased direct from the farmers. We get Misfit Market boxes every other week and love picking out our favorite seasonal produce for delivery.  You can get $10 off your first $30 box by clicking here! 
If you think organic produce is too expensive... think again, and give Misfits Market a look!

Nutrition

Calories: 94kcalCarbohydrates: 9gProtein: 2gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 15mgSodium: 612mgPotassium: 270mgFiber: 1gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 377IUVitamin C: 7mgCalcium: 63mgIron: 1mg
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1 Comment

  1. Susan

    5 stars
    This recipe is fast to prepare, cucumbers are inexpensive to buy, and it is a great side dish which everyone in the family enjoys. A winner

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