Creamy Cucumber Salad is fresh, crunchy and creamy with cucumbers, dill, yogurt or sour cream. 10 minute salad my grandma made in Ukraine during summer. Also quick and affordable year round.

10 Minute Creamy Cucumber Salad {Ukrainian}

Creamy Cucumber Salad Recipe

Creamy cucumber salad screams summer. Although in North America we are lucky to make affordable cucumber salad year round.

Grandma in Ukraine whipped up all possible cucumber salad variations during July-August while she could. Only cucumbers, with tomatoes, with unrefined sunflower oil, with white vinegar…

10 Minute Creamy Cucumber Salad {Ukrainian}

This easy cucumber salad recipe is a perfect quick side dish for summer night dinner, poolside BBQ or unexpected company.

What Are The Best Cucumbers for Cucumber Salad?

English cucumbers. The best part of this salad is that it tastes very good with available year round and affordable long English cucumber. Its skin is soft enough to avoid peeling.

Dill cucumbers would be great during summer months. This is what my grandma used in Ukraine cause that’s only cucumbers we had in July-August.

10 Minute Creamy Cucumber Salad {Ukrainian}

Other Ingredients for Cucumber Salad

  • Greek yogurt – 2% and higher fat content would be comparable to the creaminess of sour cream but healthier.
  • Dill – Fresh dill is the best accompaniment for cucumbers. Please do not use dried seaweed.

How to Make Creamy Cucumber Salad

  • Slice cucumber thinly into half moon shapes.
  • Add chopped dill, yogurt, salt and pepper.
  • Add yogurt and stir well. It might appear not enough yogurt but keep stirring.
  • Refrigerate for 10 minutes for best results.

10 Minute Creamy Cucumber Salad {Ukrainian}

How Long Does It Last?

Cucumber dill salad is best consumed within 2-3 hours. Cucumbers consist of 99% water, so as soon as you add salt they start “leaking”. Photo below shows well how dressing becomes more and more runny and cucumbers lose their crunch.

To make ahead, I recommend to refrigerate chopped cucumber, dill and pepper for up to 24 hours. Add salt and yogurt before serving.

Less watery salad tip: Scraping out seeds will prevent salad from getting watery. No need to do so with small dill cucumbers.

10 Minute Creamy Cucumber Salad {Ukrainian}

Salad Variations

  • Grandma always used sour cream – we didn’t have yogurt.
  • Add thinly sliced red onion.
  • Replace half of cucumber with sliced tomatoes.
  • Parsley, chives or green onion instead of dill.
  • Add a splash of vinegar or sugar for more traditional North American recipe.
  • Add 1-2 tbsp of mayo.

10 Minute Creamy Cucumber Salad {Ukrainian}

Serving Suggestions

  • With grilled chicken thighs or grilled chicken breast.
  • Wrap in whole wheat tortilla for quick vegetarian lunch.
  • Serve with hearty Instant Pot meatloaf and mashed potatoes.
  • With turkey burgers for super quick dinner.

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10 Minute Creamy Cucumber Salad {Ukrainian}

10 Minute Creamy Cucumber Salad {Ukrainian}

Creamy Cucumber Salad

Creamy Cucumber Salad is fresh, crunchy and creamy with cucumbers, dill, yogurt or sour cream. 10 minute salad my grandma made in Ukraine during summer. Also quick and affordable year round. Course: SaladCuisine: North American Prep Time: 10 minutesTotal Time: 10 minutes Servings: 8 servings Calories: 21kcal Author: Olena Osipov COOKING MODEPrevent your screen from going dark

Ingredients

  • 2 large cucumbers thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup fresh dill chopped
  • 3/4 cup plain Greek yogurt; at least 2%
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • Ground black pepper to taste

Instructions

  • In a large bowl, combine cucumber, dill, yogurt, salt and pepper.
  • Stir gently with a metal spoon until well combined.
  • Let the salad stand for 10 mins in the fridge.
  • This Creamy Cucumber salad is best consumed within 2-3 hours.
  • Make ahead: Keep chopped ingredients (without salt) covered  in the refrigerator for up to 24 hrs. Add yogurt and salt, then stir before serving.

Notes

  • Grandma always used sour cream – we didn’t have yogurt.
  • Add thinly sliced red onion.
  • Replace half of cucumber with sliced tomatoes.
  • Parsley, chives or green onion instead of dill.
  • Add a splash of vinegar or sugar for more traditional North American recipe.
  • Add 1-2 tbsp of mayo.
  • Seeds English cucumber for less watery salad.

Nutrition

Serving: 0.5cup | Calories: 21kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 154mg | Potassium: 139mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 167IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 34mg | Iron: 1mg

Source: ifoodreal.com

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