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creamy cucumber salad with sour cream sauce, dill and red onion in black stone bowl

Creamy Cucumber Salad

Crisp sliced cucumber is served in a creamy dressing made from a thinned out sour cream vinegar mixture, and tossed with fresh dill, salt and pepper.
Course Salad, Vegetable
Cuisine german
Keyword cucumber, cucumber salad, dill, sour cream, vegetable, vegetarian
Prep Time 25 minutes
Servings 4


  • 1 medium English cucumber, thinly sliced
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons whole milk
  • 2 teaspoons distilled white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill
  • ¼ cup thinly sliced red onion


  • About 15 minutes to an hour before serving, toss the cucumber slices in salt and sugar and add to a strainer. This will help the cucumber drain excess water. Pat dry with paper towels.
  • In a large bowl whisk together the sour cream, milk and vinegar to make the creamy dressing. Add the cucumber slices and stir to combine. Toss with the onion, fresh dill and season with pepper and additional salt if needed.
  • Serve immediately or cover and chill until ready to serve.