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Creamy Cucumber Salad

Creamy Cucumber Salad with Dill Sour Cream Dressing is a savory side dish loaded with fresh veggies served in a crisp lettuce bowl. Easy to make with simple ingredients. Recipe and photography by Beverly Davis for CornbreadMillionaire.com.
Prep Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: #creamycucumbersalad, sidedish
Servings: 3 servings
Calories: 109kcal


  • 2 large garden cucumbers
  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped red onions (optional)
  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped green bell pepper (optional) ribs and seeds removed
  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped red pepper (optional) ribs and seeds removed
  • 1/2 cup sour cream full-fat or reduced fat
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice from 1 lemon
  • 2-1/2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill plus extra for garnish
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt more or less as preferred
  • 1 teaspoon coarse ground black pepper to taste more or less as preferred
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder (optional)
  • 3 lettuce leaves for each serving (optional)


Prepare Cucumbers

  • Peel cucumbers.
  • Score with a fork to create a pretty design (optional). Slice "coins" in desired thickness.
  • In medium bowl, combine sliced cucumbers, chopped red peppers (if using), bell peppers (if using) and red onions (if using). Set aside.
  • In separate medium bowl, whisk together sour cream and lemon juice. Season with preferred amounts of salt and coarse ground black pepper, plus onion powder (if using). Whisk together again until well combined.
  • Taste a sample. If necessary season a little more with preferred ingredients.
  • Pour over the cucumber mixture. and stir lightly until evenly coated.

Thick Dill Sour Cream Dressing

  • Serve in a lettuce leaf (looks like a bowl). Makes about 3 servings.
  • If served immediately, the Dill Sour Cream Dressing will be thick.

Thin Dill Sour Cream Dressing

  • Cover bowl with a tight lid. Refrigerate at least one hour before serving. The water from the cucumbers will create a Thin Dill Sour Cream Dressing. The flavor will be good. Add more seasonings if desired.


Serving: 1cup | Calories: 109kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 23mg | Sodium: 404mg | Potassium: 364mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 710IU | Vitamin C: 30mg | Calcium: 70mg | Iron: 1mg