Creamy Cucumber Salad Dressing Recipe
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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 appétit!
- 1/2 olive oil mayo
- 1/2 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)
- Finely chop chives or green onions.
- Peel and seed cucumber.
- Finely chop cucumber to measure 3/4 cup.
- Whisk mayonnaise, sour cream, chives or onion.
- Add cucumber.
- Stir in milk if needed to thin mixture.
- Add dill to taste.
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.
|Serving size: 2 Tablespoon|
|Calories from Fat||99|
|% Daily Value *|
|Fat 11 g||17%|
|Saturated fat 4 g||20%|
|Unsaturated fat 2 g|
|Carbohydrates 3 g||1%|
|Sugar 2 g|
|Fiber 1 g||4%|
|Protein 1 g||2%|
|Cholesterol 25 mg||8%|
|Sodium 160 mg||7%|
|* 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.|