Ok I just want to take a moment to acknowledge that before I created this recipe I was really out here eating my cucumbers plain Jane with salt and pepper and the occasional balsamic vinegar.
I’ve tried the smashed cucumber salad too, and it’s delicious, but it just doesn’t fit into my day to day diet.
But then one day I thought, cucumbers would be delicious in a creamy dressing. And that’s how this cucumber salad came to life. I’ll never eat cucumbers the same again.
This recipe is creamy, satisfying, and incredibly quick to put together.
It’s especially perfect for a hot summer day. Seriously, I’m pretty mad I just discovered this recipe recently and haven’t been eating my cucumbers this way the whole time…
What do I need to make this recipe?
Cucumbers. Regular cucumbers are my go to but you can use English, Persian, or any type of cucumber you desire.
Sour cream. It’s light, mild, and creamy. What better way to coat your cucumbers?
White vinegar. If you don’t have it on hand, you can substitute it with apple cider vinegar or lemon juice.
Dill. Fresh is best but dried works fine.
Sugar. This contrasts the sourness from the sour cream and vinegar, as well as the saltiness from the salt.
Salt. Never forget it.
Garlic. Fresh minced garlic is ideal but feel free to substitute with powdered garlic if that’s all you have on hand.
Can I use something other than sour cream?
Sure. Try Greek yogurt or mayonnaise. They both are going to give you a slightly different taste, but the texture is there all the way.
What cucumbers are best for salads?
The varieties of cucumbers are almost as endless as the types of cucumber salads. Let me give you a guideline for each cucumber and you just be sure to try them all out when you get the chance!
- Wax-Coated Cucumbers. This is the cucumber that’s most common and found grocery stores. They have a wax covering to help preserve the cucumber and will need to be peeled prior to eating.
- Garden Cucumbers. Crisp, crunchy, and best fresh from the garden. They lack the wax coating of those purchased at grocery stores so they can be served peeled or unpeeled.
- English Cucumbers. Also known as European cucumbers. This variety is mild in flavor, almost seedless, and usually 1-2 feet in length. They are typically sold wrapped in plastic to protect their thin skin and there is no need to peel them. These are greenhouse grown and typically on the pricey side.
- Cocktail Cucumbers. Deliciously crunchy and much smaller than other varieties of cucumbers. They are also more expensive per pound, but there’s no need to peel them.
Creamy Cucumber Salad Dressing Recipe
- Cutting board
- 1 cucumber
- 2 tbsp sour cream
- 1 tsp white vinegar
- 1 tsp minced dill or dried dill
- ¼ tsp sugar
- 1 clove garlic minced
- To taste salt
- Wash and peel the cucumbers.
- Slice the cucumber thin. Place in a bowl and set aside.
- Combine the rest of the ingredients in a small bowl and mix.
- Add dressing to cucumbers and mix. Enjoy.
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