Dill Cucumber Salad with Sour Cream Dressing. Creamy, delicious dill dressing turns ordinary cucumbers into a feast.
Smothered in sour cream sauce, Aunt Betty’s Dill Cucumber Salad is refreshing and a beautiful addition to any meal. Simple to make, too.
Betty was my first husband’s maiden aunt. She was at all the family gatherings, lived at home with her mom, Grandma Lol (who was sweet as a peach and always had something fun to say), and worked in a government job for Social Security.
Betty was a genuinely loving woman, and she helped me buy our first Irish Terrier puppy as a Christmas gift for my husband. Sean was the cutest little dog, but it took me 24 weeks of dog training for him to look at me like, “Huh? You talking to me???” Needless to say, he was challenging. Have you had a pet like that?
Until I married my first husband (who was cute and a bit challenging as well), I had never had a creamy cucumber salad. I always looked forward to Aunt Betty’s contribution to the family meal. It was a staple at our family gatherings. I have re-created it and this recipe tastes exactly like Betty’s.
It’s much different than my mom’s salad. When Mom made a Cucumber and Onion Salad, she made a vinegar-based tangy vinaigrette. It’s terrific. I make both of these salads during the summer when cucumbers are abundant.
What You Need
This salad is simple. You need a knife, cutting board, measuring cups and spoons and a wire whisk. Buy the best kitchen tools you can afford, and you’ll never be sorry.
Aunt Betty’s Dill Cucumber Salad Recipe
Dill Cucumber Salad
- 1 large cucumber
- 1 medium yellow onion (peeled)
- 3/4 cup mayonnaise
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 1 teaspoon white vinegar
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon dried dill weed (or 1 tablespoon fresh, finely chopped)
- Slice the cucumbers and onions and put them in a bowl. (You can peel the cucumbers if you don't like the peel.)
- In a small bowl, whisk the mayonnaise, sour cream, vinegar, salt and dill weed until thoroughly mixed.
- Pour the dressing over the cucumbers and onions and gently mix to coat.
- Refrigerate for at least one hour before serving.
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