Cucumber Dill Salad

For something so quick and easy, this cucumber dill salad delivers in the flavour department. It’s made with sour cream, which when mixed with the cucumber juice, salt, pepper and herbs, creates the dreamiest salad dressing. Gluten-free and low-carb friendly.

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Easy Cucumber Dill Salad

Cucumber dill salad with sour cream is our go-to side dish with Hungarian paprika chicken. It’s a salad commonly made in Central and Eastern Europe and it goes with a variety of dishes and is particularly good with chicken rissoles, cabbage pie, and salmon fish cakes.

The cucumbers, sliced thin, are cool and crunchy; the dill is so fragrant and adds a slightly sweet and grassy note; and the sour cream introduces a creamy and tangy element, which coats the cucumbers nicely, adding a smooth contrast to their crunch. The salad is seasoned with just the right amount of salt and pepper to enhance its flavours without overpowering the delicate balance of freshness from the cucumber and dill.

This cucumber salad is light and clean, with a creamy dressing that adds depth without heaviness. It’s perfect for balancing out any meal. Plus, it’s gluten-free, low-carb and keto-friendly.

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How To Make Cucumber Dill Salad

You will need the following ingredients:

  • Cucumbers – Lebanese or continental/telegraph cucumber will work in this recipe. Lebanese cucumbers are shorter and tend to be a little sweeter.
  • Sour cream – I used regular sour cream but you can opt for light or lower-fat if watching calorie intake. Thick Greek yoghurt is a good alternative. Otherwise, try thickened cream and lemon juice mixed in. For a dairy-free version, use mayonnaise!
  • Salt and pepper – use both, freshly ground black pepper is best.
  • Dill – fresh dill, not dried as it simply won’t give you the same flavour.
Ingredients for cucumber salad with dill
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Simply slice the cucumbers, season with salt and then mix with sour cream, pepper and dill. Serve fresh!

How to make cucumber salad with dill and sour cream
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Cucumber Dill Salad

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Course: Salad
Cuisine: Ukrainian
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5 from 6 votes
Calories: 66kcal
Learn how to make super simple, delicious cucumber dill salad with sour cream dressing. It’s creamy yet light, refreshing, crunchy and makes for a versatile side dish. Gluten-free and low-carb friendly. 


  • 3 cucumbers (Lebanese) sliced into thin circles, or Telegraph long cucumber, you need about 3 cups of slices cucumber
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/3 tsp pepper
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup chopped dill


  • Slice the cucumbers and sprinkle with salt, transfer to a bowl. The salt will help the cucumbers to release some of the juice.
  • Add chopped dill, sour cream and black pepper. Mix everything until well coated. The juice from the cucumbers will be incorporated into the sour cream salad dressing.
  • Serve while fresh!
  • If making ahead of time, pre-slice the cucumber and chop the dill but don't season or mix anything until just before serving to retain the crunchiness of the cucumber.


Calories: 66kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 11mg | Sodium: 303mg | Potassium: 353mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 521IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 57mg | Iron: 1mg
Keywords: Dill, cucumber Salad, sour cream recipes, creamy cucumber salad, dill recipes
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  1. 5 stars
    I love cucumber and it’s one of my most important vegetable to eat. I can definitely use this salad on my sandwiches. Yummy!!

  2. 5 stars
    This was so creamy and refreshing! We absolutely loved it. Can’t wait to make it again, it’ll likely be our go-to this summer with grilled meats! I can see it being the perfect summer side.

  3. 5 stars
    Love this cucumber dill salad recipe, simple and yet delicious and flavorful. Thanks for sharing 🙂

  4. 5 stars
    The combination of crisp cucumbers and tangy dill dressing is so refreshing. It’s the perfect side dish for summer BBQs or just a light, healthy lunch. Definitely a new favorite in my recipe collection!

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