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Cucumber Salad with Sour Cream and Dill Dressing


We've given this creamy cucumber salad recipe a healthy update. But it's still so good, you won't even notice! Reduced-fat sour cream (in place of full-fat) lowers the calorie count without losing taste.

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  • Servings: 4

Source: Everyday Food, June 2007


  • 1/2 cup reduced-fat sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice (from 1 lemon)
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill, plus more for garnish (optional)
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 4 to 6 Kirby cucumbers (about 1 pound), halved lengthwise and thinly sliced crosswise


  1. In a medium bowl, combine sour cream, lemon juice, and dill. Season with salt and pepper, and whisk well to combine.

  2. Add cucumbers, and toss to coat. Garnish with more dill, if desired. Serve, or refrigerate, covered, up to 4 hours.

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  • MS11811084
    27 MAR, 2017
    I did try this recipe before I rated it and though it was delicious I prefer mine post just below.
  • MS11811084
    27 MAR, 2017
    I use 4 medium cu[filtered]bers sliced thin, a w[filtered] medium purple sweet onion sliced in half then sliced down into medium thin slices, 1 cup of your favorite mayo, "Not Salad Dressing Mayo", 1/4 cup of sour cream, 1/4 of butter milk, 3Tbs sugar, 1/2 tsp course salt, 1/2 tsp black pepper, and 2Tbs of fresh dill weed chopped fine. Add everything except the cu[filtered]ber and onion into a large mixing bowl and wisk very well so that the sugar gets completely mixed well, the sugar sweetens the butter milk and sour cream and also bring out the flavor of the butter milk, "If the dresseing seems a little thick add a splash more of butter milk," add onion and mix then add cu[filtered]ber and mix coating all well then chill for 3 to 4 hours before serving. This salade makes a Great side when cooking steaks on the grill or broiler, i love to dip my steak in the dressing on my plat mmmmm better than any steak sauce lol.
  • Rebecca Campbell
    5 AUG, 2013
    used plain yogurt instead of sour cream, dried dill, added thin sliced red onions. added fresh basil on top to use it up. salted the cucumber slices and let sit in the colander for about 30 min as someone else suggested. then i rinsed and put the slices through the salad spinner to make sure they were as dry as possible. this was delicious, and i have never been a huge cucumber fan. this will be my go to recipe for cucumbers as I am getting them from my CSA share.
    • intervention
      12 AUG, 2015
      Rebecca, how can you change the basic ingredients and then proceed to rate the salad on the original recipe?!
  • Candice Pauline
    12 JUL, 2013
    It was delicious! I used two different types of cucumbers which added some variety. It does not keep well however, so make sure to eat it all in one sitting!
  • Pam73
    12 JUL, 2013
    Super simple and easy to make. I substituted the sour cream with Greek yogurt and its absolutely delish!!!
  • Jennifer Creed
    11 JUL, 2013
    This was very easy but quite good! Will be my go to cucumber salad!
  • Paula Cano
    2 DEC, 2012
    Very good and very easy.
  • Sharon S
    1 JUL, 2012
    Made this tonight and my family loved it. Only had dried dill and added some sliced red onion. Did sweat some of the water out of the cucumber as Lizscope2 suggested. I will try it with fresh dill next time but think this is a winner!
  • jennyritland
    6 JUN, 2012
    I have been searching for this recipe for ages! there it is! just popped up in front of me! yahoo!~
  • DebsSweet
    13 JUL, 2010
    My mother used to make this too! It's yummy!