Creamy Cucumber Salad

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins

You can make this sour cream if you don't have any health issues, but I like it made with plain low fat or fat-free yogurt. A very refreshing side dish for something like a stew. Standing time is cooking time.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a colander, sprinkle the cucumbers with the salt and let stand to drain for 30 minutes.
  2. Pat dry.
  3. Meanwhile, soak the onion in cold water for 15 minutes.
  4. Drain and pat dry.
  5. In a bowl, mix together the yogurt, dillweed, vinegar and sugar.
  6. Add the cucumbers and onion and toss to coat.


Most Helpful

Wow--this is sooooo good!! It's cool and creamy and crunchy and dilly and tangy and delicious! I scaled the servings down to 1 (my DH isn't a fan of cucumbers), and used a green salad onion, low fat sour cream, and white vinegar--all of which worked fine. Several years ago I had a wonderful cucumber salad at a local restaurant, and have been searching for the recipe ever since--but this cucumber salad is even better! A copy of this recipe is now in my best-of-the-best cookbook, and I look forward to enjoying it again! Thanks so much for sharing it, Irmgard!!

So Cal Gal April 29, 2010

Cool and creamy. I used fat free sour cream instead of ff yogurt. I liked that the cucumbers stayed crisp ad the dressing wasn't too liquidy. Dill is always a good parter for cukes......yum! Thanx for sharing.

*Parsley* June 27, 2009

I am always looking for ways to incorporate plain yogurt into our diets! I had some fresh dill on hand (rarity!) so I made this to go with our broccoli ham frittata. This was tangy and very refreshing. It was the right amount of creaminess, without being heavy (who needs extra calories in a cucumber dish). I really liked that it didn't have sour cream or mayonnaise in it, too. This was the first time I'd made a creamy cucumber dish for the kids but they seemed to enjoy it. Thanks Irmgard, for posting. Roxygirl

Roxygirl in Colorado March 21, 2007

Join the Conversation

  • all
  • reviews
  • tweaks
  • q & a