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Creamy Cucumber Salad Dressing Recipe

Updated on June 27, 2017
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4 stars from 2 ratings of Creamy Cucumber Salad Dressing

Refreshingly fresh, this dressing will delight

Have you looked at the ingredients in a bottle of salad dressing lately? The list is usually extensive with little nutrition. Lots of chemicals, additives and sugars. And quite frankly, they've gotten boring. I have decided to start making my own dressings, and although it's hard to find any kind of ingredients these days outside of fresh produce that are without fillers or preservatives, the ingredients in this recipe are minimally processed. As a matter of fact, you could make your own mayo if you're so inclined; however, a recipe for that will not be included.

Since I rarely have a green salad without cucumber, I thought it fitting to make this refreshing cucumber dressing. It is wonderfully tasty and fresh and there is not even a smidgen of added sugar (other than the minute amount in the mayo). Creamy Cucumber Dressing is best on a green salad, but it also makes a vegetable dip. It's always a big hit at parties.

This recipe is easily adaptable if you prefer low-fat, low calorie cooking. I think this recipe is best with fresh dill, but dried is good too. Whatever your preference is or whatever you have on hand. Also, I prefer english cucumbers. I think they are more flavorful and I don't experience that after dinner cucumber burp. Standard cucumbers can be very bland and boring as well.

When you crank up the barbecue this summer, be sure to serve green salad with this dressing. It's a perfect compliment to grilled chicken or burgers. Bon app├ętit!

Fresh dill tastes best in this dressing.
Fresh dill tastes best in this dressing. | Source
Finished project, ready to chill.
Finished project, ready to chill. | Source

Cook Time

Prep time: 20 min
Ready in: 20 min
Yields: 4 servings (depending on the size of your salad)

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup olive oil mayo
  • 1/2 cup sour cream or plain yogurt, (low-fat or no-fat if you prefer)
  • 2 T fresh chives or green onions
  • 1 english cucumber, (or standard cucumber)
  • 1 t fresh or dried dill, (fresh has the best flavor)
  • 2 T milk, (low-fat or no-fat if you prefer)
  1. Finely chop chives or green onions.
  2. Peel and seed cucumber.
  3. Finely chop cucumber to measure 3/4 cup.
  4. Whisk mayonnaise, sour cream, chives or onion.
  5. Add cucumber.
  6. Stir in milk if needed to thin mixture.
  7. Add dill to taste.
  8. Chill.

Note about nutrition facts

The nutrition facts are based on regular sour cream, milk, and olive oil mayo. The facts will be lower of course with low or no-fat ingredients.

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 2 Tablespoon
Calories 120
Calories from Fat99
% Daily Value *
Fat 11 g17%
Saturated fat 4 g20%
Unsaturated fat 2 g
Carbohydrates 3 g1%
Sugar 2 g
Fiber 1 g4%
Protein 1 g2%
Cholesterol 25 mg8%
Sodium 160 mg7%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

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      Lori Colbo 3 months ago from Pacific Northwest

      Northwest, regardless of how much you use, it will not disappoint.

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      North Wind 3 months ago from The World (for now)

      Sounds great. As someone who always adds extra cucumber, I know that I will approve of this dressing and use it regularly. Dressing really makes salad more attractive but in my opinon, less is more. I find that just a drizzle gives the bit of flavor that one may seek but does not kick out all the great nutrients that are there in the core of the salad. I will be using this recipe in the future for sure!

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      Lori Colbo 2 years ago from Pacific Northwest

      Poetry, It is very delicious and refreshing.

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      poetryman6969 2 years ago

      I am not generally a mayo person but the rest of spices might make me change my mind.

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      Rebecca Mealey 3 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      I've been looking for a good way to use my fresh dill and this is it. Thanks!

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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      One of my very favorite dishes! I will have to try this recipe!!

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      Lori Colbo 3 years ago from Pacific Northwest

      Relationshipc. hope you love it as much as I do.

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      Kari 3 years ago from Alberta, Canada

      I have an abundance of cucumber this year, so this is definitely something I will be trying for my salads this weekend.

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      Lori Colbo 3 years ago from Pacific Northwest

      Midget, you will love this dressing with your salad.

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      Michelle Liew 3 years ago from Singapore

      A healthy salad, the way I like it! Munching!

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      Lori Colbo 3 years ago from Pacific Northwest

      Sunshine - exactly! Thanks for stopping by.

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      Linda Bilyeu 3 years ago from Orlando, FL

      How could a salad dressing not taste good if it includes cucumber! :)

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      Dianna Mendez 3 years ago

      I just love the taste of cucumber in dressings and in drinking water. It adds such a unique fresh flavor. I am going to try this recipe soon.

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      Lori Colbo 3 years ago from Pacific Northwest

      Thanks Ms. Dora. A blessed and healthy day to you my friend.

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      Dora Isaac Weithers 3 years ago from The Caribbean

      Lori, thanks for the recipe. I rarely use the grocery-store dressing so I pay attention to recipes like yours. Good presentation!

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      Lori Colbo 3 years ago from Pacific Northwest

      Breakfastpop, maybe one day you and an insect friend can do brunch and have this on hand while you talk politics. Lol

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      breakfastpop 3 years ago

      Yummy, need I say more!

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      Eric Dierker 3 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Excellent a for sure favorite, especially in the heat. Thank you.

      My mom used to make a twist on this and it was just eaten all by itself.