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Creamy Dilled Cucumber Salad Recipe

Creamy Dilled Cucumber Salad Recipe

This crunchy, savory side dish, a Norwegian favorite, was a staple at all of our family holidays. —Patty LaNoue Stearns, Traverse City, Michigan
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling YIELD:6 servings


  • 2 English cucumbers, thinly sliced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/2 cups (12 ounces) sour cream
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced red onion
  • 1/4 cup snipped fresh dill
  • 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper


  • 1. Place cucumbers in a colander over a bowl; sprinkle with salt and toss. Let stand 15 minutes. Squeeze and blot dry with paper towels.
  • 2. In a large bowl, combine the remaining ingredients; stir in cucumbers. Refrigerate, covered, at least 1 hour. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

2/3 cup: 143 calories, 10g fat (7g saturated fat), 40mg cholesterol, 416mg sodium, 7g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

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kredhead User ID: 710648 267753
Reviewed Jun. 8, 2017

"I have made this salad for years, it is a staple on my summertime dinner table. Its super quick & easy & I always have everything on hand. I partially peel my cucumbers lengthwise leaving green stripes of skin, I think it makes it look pretty. I use a mandolin to slice very thin. Perfect for a potluck or a BBQ...especially when you have something else that may be spicy or piping hot on the plate. It is refreshing & the addition of the garlic is's what is missing in all the other cuke salad recipes. I use dried dill if I don't have fresh, just sprinkling it on top before it rests in the fridge. Mix together just before serving."

[email protected] User ID: 7564909 257444
Reviewed Nov. 29, 2016

"Have made this multiple times. I always use 3-4 garden cucumbers. Also I prefer to peeled cucumbers for the salad. Leftovers are best if you do the salt and blotting process, although still edible the next day if you don't. This is one of the family favorites, during the summer."

tbearmom03 User ID: 503950 231107
Reviewed Aug. 12, 2015

"Have made this for years and grew up eating it. The only difference is I use red wine vinegar instead of white. SOOOOOOO good!"

Pitapatti User ID: 8279030 227173
Reviewed May. 31, 2015

"So good"

danielleylee User ID: 4484886 200056
Reviewed Sep. 4, 2014

"I made this for labor day and did not have much leftovers. I used everything from the garden which was nice. I used 6 small cucumbers instead of the english cucumbers. I also used half fat free sour cream and half light. I feel like next time I might decrease the amount of sour cream and try greek plain fat free yogurt."

angelasandoval User ID: 2401339 200515
Reviewed Sep. 1, 2014

"Surprisingly, my kids who love tzatziki didn't care for this, but that's very much what it tastes like! It was a little fussy to blot all those cucumber slices, but otherwise simple to make. My son suggested it might be better with crumbled feta added."

IRSharon User ID: 7545452 190223
Reviewed Aug. 13, 2014

"I loved it, cool and refreshing. My mom used to do make hers simular to this one, took me back many years."

jstowellsupermom User ID: 7101358 123990
Reviewed Jul. 30, 2014

"A big hit - reminded my husband of his Grandma's cucumber salad!! It was so easy to make too!"

ljseneb User ID: 6507986 188634
Reviewed Jul. 28, 2014

"Love this summer time treat!"

j3030ms User ID: 7682957 126140
Reviewed Jul. 28, 2014

"I always laugh when I read these reviews. So many substitutions that it isn't even the same recipe anymore, but someone gives it 5 stars! I will definitely make this just as written before I write a real review."

abbott523 User ID: 7884387 127569
Reviewed Jul. 27, 2014


climbergirl User ID: 6556579 199167
Reviewed Aug. 24, 2013

"I didn't like this recipe at all, mostly because I don't like cucumbers (although I wasn't a big fan of the dressing either). My husband loved it as did most of the people I shared it with, though."

mrssweets User ID: 4369194 190222
Reviewed Jul. 3, 2013

"Best cucumber salad I've ever tasted. I realized when I was adding this recipe to my permanent recipe file that I had omitted the sugar but I can't imagine this being any better so I will leave it out from now on."

delowenstein User ID: 3766053 188626
Reviewed Jun. 15, 2013

"I I prepared this recipe on 6/12/13! I did make modifications to it-I just used 1 Tbsp.

cider vinegar, 1/2 cup Kraft Creamy Poppyseed Dressing! I also used half of a
sliced red onion and instead of dill, I used
fresh chives from our chive patch & finely cut the chives! I'd say it was about 1/8 cup! I did keep the salt amount the same & I partially peeled the cukes-I used 3 regular cucumbers! I did use both the garlic cloves and the ground pepper, but purposely omitted the sugar! I also used the salt on the cuke slices, tossed, then let sit for the 15 minutes, & drained the liquid off the cuke slices/blotted with paper
towels. My Mom & I served it the following evening for a salad dish and my Mom really liked this recipe-It's delicious!
Patty LaNoue Stearns, Thank you for sharing this recipe from your mother's
meal! delowenstein"

chin-chilla User ID: 2872569 119990
Reviewed May. 24, 2013

"Made this for brunch and was big hit. Very refreshing, great flavor with the dill and red onion. I don't think I put enough salt on the cucumbers to drain the water out so will do that next time so it keeps for leftovers longer. Was really easy to make which is nice. Will make this one again."

pconrad2009 User ID: 4089028 200055
Reviewed Mar. 30, 2013

"very tasty and refreshing. nice blend of ingredients."

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