Dill Cucumber Salad with Sour Cream Dressing. Creamy, delicious dill dressing turns ordinary cucumbers into a feast.
Dill Cucumber Salad is a summertime favorite.
Smothered in sour cream sauce, Aunt Betty's Dill Cucumber Salad is refreshing and a beautiful addition to any meal. Simple to make, too. Smothered in a dill sauce made with sour cream, mayonnaise, dill and a little vinegar, it is scrumptious and only a little tangy.
It's much different than my mom's cucumber salad. When Mom made a Cucumber and Onion Salad, she made a vinegar-sugar tangy vinaigrette. It's terrific. I make both of these salads during the summer when cucumbers are abundant.
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. 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.
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'm glad I had the opportunity to learn how to make this salad.
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
- ¾ cup mayonnaise
- ½ cup sour cream
- 1 teaspoon white vinegar
- ½ 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.
Recipe Nutrition Information
This recipe is GF, NF, SF, EF, CF (use sea salt), V*
The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.
Nourish Your Body & Soul
I encourage you to care of yourself by eating satisfying, nourishing food that is good for your body and makes you feel healthy. Protect your spirit by living authentically, moving your body, and taking time to replenish and rest. I think you might also like these recipes & posts from Recipe Idea Shop:
- Cucumber Salsa
- Pea and Cucumber Salad
- Sweet Potato Pine Nut Salad
- Brown Rice Salad with Cranberries and Nuts
- Louisiana Black Eyed Pea Salad
- Watermelon Cucumber Mint Salad
Rate, Pin & Share!
Please Rate our recipes and posts, and Pin and Share them on social media. Comments are welcome, too!
GF = Gluten free | DF = Dairy free | NF = Nut free | SF = Soy free | EF = Egg free | CF = Corn free | V = Vegetarian | VG = Vegan
Note: If you have serious allergies or sensitivities, to be considered free of these allergens, you need to use products specifically marked "gluten free," etc. There can be cross-contamination in facilities.
This post was first published on Recipe Idea Shop August 13, 2015 and updated July 5, 2021.