Best-Ever Cucumber Dill Salad

Putting those cukes in your garden to good use!

This recipe is a fun twist on a classic. Cool and delicious, it’s perfect for these hot Summer days in Kansas.


  • 1/2 cucumber, very thinly sliced
  • salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup sour cream, or to taste
  • 1/4 cup vinegar, or more to taste
  • 1/4 cup plain yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1/2 lime, juiced
  • 2 teaspoons white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon dill
  • 1/2 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 stalk celery, thinly sliced


  1. Place cucumber slices in a colander. Generously sprinkle salt over cucumber; let sit until water starts to bead on the slices, about 10 minutes. Drain water from cucumber slices.
  2. Whisk sour cream, vinegar, yogurt, mayonnaise, lime juice, sugar, and dill together in a large bowl until dressing is smooth. Mix cucumber, onion, and celery into dressing until evenly coated; season with salt and pepper.


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  1. Does it really only use 1/2 cucumber? That doesn’t seem like it will be enough compared to the other ingredient amounts. Please advise!

    • I made this myself with two cucumbers using the same ingredient amounts and my family loved it. Let us know how it goes for you 🙂

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