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creamy cucumber salad

Creamy Cucumber Salad With Sour Cream

Easy, simpe and delicious cucumber salad is refreshing for the hot summer months, potlucks etc or whenever you simply want a creamy, delicious refreshing salad for lunch, dinner, sides or snack!
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Keyword creamy cucumber salad, cucumber recipes, cucumber salad
Prep Time 25 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 3
Calories 409kcal


  • 3 medium sized cucumbers refrigerated
  • 2 cups sour cream refrigerated
  • 1 teaspoon salt adjust to taste
  • 5 tablespoons sugar may use more or less based on preference
  • 1 tablespoon dill chopped optional
  • water as needed for soaking the cucumbers


  • Wash the cucumbers very well, peel the green skin and slice in rounds.
  • Place the sliced cucumbers in a bowl of water (cover with water) and add salt. Mix well to combine. Let the cucumbers sit in salted water for about 15 minutes (keep it covered).
  • Once it's done, mix the contents again, then discard the water used for soaking cucumbers. This step will help to get rid of any bitterness the cucumbers may have. Add more salt if desired.
    (If using english cucumbers, you may leave the skin if desired and also if you are using cucumbers that have not bitter taste at all, you may skip the soaking step).
  • Add the sugar also to the bowl, mix well to combine with the salted cucumbers.
  • You may adjust the amount of sugar based on your preference. Let this mixture sit for another 5 to 10 minutes (another step to help reduce any bitterness).
  • Once the sugar is dissolved, there will be liquids left in the bowl, which you can discard now.
  • Transfer the prepared cucumbers to salad serving bowl, add the sour cream and mix well to combine. Also mix in the dill if using.
  • Serve immediately or chill the creamy cucumber salad in the refrigerator if desired, serve cold for best results!


Calories: 409kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 18g | Cholesterol: 80mg | Sodium: 904mg | Potassium: 626mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 29g | Vitamin A: 1182IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 212mg | Iron: 1mg