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Dill Cucumber Salad

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Light and Fresh Cucumber Salad with dill and sour cream is a fantastic choice for a low-carb and keto friendly spring salad. Enjoy this refreshing and creamy salad in under 10 minutes with very little effort and ingredients you likely already have in your fridge. 

You won’t believe how easy this cucumber salad is. Unlike the other Salty Side Dish recipes with a red wine vinegar base, this white vinegar dressing with garlic and a slight sugar balance is incredibly creamy.

Perfect with lunch or even as lunch, thinly sliced cucumbers, and fresh dill herbs will turn a non-cucumber lover into a “more please!” And just like all salads, this simple cucumber salad is quick to make with very little kitchen fuss (or dishes). 

cucumber salad with sour cream dressing and fresh decorative dill ready to serve

Creamy Cucumber Salad with Sour Cream

Full measurements with an easy-to-follow printable recipe card are at the bottom of the post, helping you print for shopping and to cook in the kitchen. 

Here is a quick glance ingredient list so you can verify you have everything on hand to make this salad recipe.

  • fresh English cucumbers
  • sour cream
  • fresh dill
  • white vinegar
  • minced garlic
  • salt
  • sugar
  • pepper
simple ingredients for a sour cream dressing for salad recipe

Simple Cucumber Salad Substitutions

This cucumber salad is a great way to clear those extra cucumbers in your fridge. In case you are missing ingredients or even have extra ingredients laying around, here are some substitutions or variations of this salad. 


How to Make Keto Cucumber Salad

Prepping Cucumbers 

Slice two large cucumbers very thin. 

Place cucumbers into a large mixing bowl and set aside.

thinly sliced english cucumbers for the best easy and simple vegetable salad

Prepping Creamy Sour Cream Dressing

In a smaller bowl, mix together sour cream, dill, vinegar, garlic, salt, sugar and pepper.

fresh cucumber salad dressing ready for cucumbers

Salad Assembly & Serving

Pour sour cream mixture over sliced cucumbers and toss everything to evenly coat all cucumbers.

Serve salad immediately or refrigerate, covered and tightly sealed, until ready to serve.

Mix salad well before serving to prevent settling and moisture.

cucumber salad recipe ready to serve with dill dressing

Are Cucumbers Keto Friendly? 

Yes, cucumbers are keto diet friendly and low carb. Here is nutritional information for this low carb cucumber salad. This site uses Carb Manager that automatically inputs the ingredients into the system and gives out an estimated nutritional value.

Please always be careful to double check with your own apps. Carb Manager gave this recipe an “A”. 

nutritional information for dill cucumber salad

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4.83 from 85 votes

Cucumber Salad with Dill and Sour Cream

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Creamy Cucumber Salad with Dill and Sour Cream is also Keto and Low Carb! Easy, Creamy, light and refreshing, this thinly sliced cucumber salad with sour cream and fresh dill is the spring salad of your dreams. And with only 10 minutes to make and enjoy, is the simplest recipe you will make all week.


  • 2 large fresh English cucumbers sliced thin
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh dill
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper


  • Thinly slice two large cucumbers as thin as possible.
  • Place cucumbers into a large mixing bowl and set bowl aside.
  • In a smaller bowl, mix together sour cream, fresh dill, vinegar, minced garlic, salt, sugar and pepper.
  • Pour sour cream dressing over cucumber slices and toss to evenly coat. 
  • Can be served immediately or put in fridge to chill.
  • If you refrigerate, cover and seal tightly until ready to serve – mixing well before serving. 



  • You can use Hellman’s Mayo or Unflavored Greek Yogurt to substitution for sour cream – keep in mind a mayo will be tangy and change the flavor and Greek yogurt tends to be thicker –
  • Instead of straight sour cream, you could also do 1/4th cup sour cream and 1/4th cup Hellmann’s
  • If you cannot find English cucumbers, you can use 2 regular cucumbers – they just tend to be fatter – still super tasty!


Serving: 1 | Calories: 55kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 11mg | Sodium: 184mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g

Nutritional Disclaimer: The nutritional data provided here is auto-calculated and intended for your convenience only. As it’s generated via automation, its accuracy may be compromised. For precise nutritional insight, please compute the values utilizing the actual ingredients in your recipe through your chosen nutrition calculator or application.

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  1. Will this recipe work with a sugar substitute?

    1. I have never used a sugar substitute on this cucumber salad, so I cant say for sure, but I dont see why not. I used one in my broccoli salad recipe and it was totally fine (it was monkfruit sweetner)

  2. I used equal instead of sugar and Mayonnaise instead of sour cream and it is wonderful!

  3. Shelly Housel says:

    Delicious! And a perfect companion to the spicy chicken we had for dinner. My youngest doesn’t like cucumbers (or most veggies), but she drizzled the sauce over her chicken! I used a mix of sour cream and mayo because I was a few tablespoons shy of the full amount of the sour cream and I only had half an english cucumber, so I also used two small regular cucumbers. Even with the minor adjustments to what I had on hand, this was quick, easy, and delicious!

  4. I made it today and it was great with my home grown cucumbers. I did add about two tablespoons of green onions.

    1. I add green onions to everything I can myself. I Love that you did that! So happy you enjoyed the cucumber salad and with fresh cucumbers, what a treat!

  5. How long does this normally last for in the fridge ?

    1. Trisha Haas says:

      I dont keep anything longer than 3 days in the fridge.

  6. I am having company and would like to make a day ahead. Will it tend to get soggy?

    1. Trisha Haas says:

      I think it would be fine.

    2. If you take the salt in the recipe and toss it with the sliced cucumbers in a colander, then leave it for 30 mins to an hour in the sink, a good bit of the water will drain. Your cucumbers will be crisp longer. Then just toss in your bowl with the dressing.

  7. I didn’t have fresh dill so used Pampered Chef Dill Mix and it’s wonderful! A perfect summer dish with grilled burgers and sweet corn! Yum!

  8. First time making this. Tasted good! Had my 9 year old taste it and said it tasted like blue cheese. I had to taste it again and he is right lol! Anyone else think the same?

    1. Trisha Haas says:

      Interesting! I think everyone has different tastebuds but there is nothing in the actual ingredients that would account for that taste. 🙂

  9. This was super yummy. I was out of fresh garlic so I used a bit of garlic powder.

  10. I followed the recipe and it was delicious! Thank you! I added a bit of thin sliced red onion and salted the cucumbers instead of adding salt to the dressing.

  11. Very nice cucumber salad , added sliced red onion that I rinsed after slicing.

  12. Added more vinegar and dill than recipe calls for and wow sooo delish!! Thank you!

  13. Libba Gray says:

    This is my new favorite thing and I’ve made it 3 times in past couple weeks. It’s so refreshing when it’s good and cold in the fridge. I use it 1/4 Hellman’s & 1/4 sour cream and add about a 1/4 tsp onion powder and it just ROCKS in my book! Thank you so much for this easy & delicious salad !

  14. Libba Gray says:

    One other thing I do is salt the cucumbers and put in a colander over a mixing bowl to help get the water out of them so my dressing stays good & thick in the fridge !

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