Dad's Creamy Cucumber Salad This was my Dad’s recipe and one of our family’s all-time summer favorites.

prep: 10 mins additional: 3 hrs total: 3 hrs 10 mins Servings: 8 Yield: 8 servings


  • 2 large cucumbers, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1 sweet onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon sea salt
  • 1 ½ cups mayonnaise, or more to taste
  • 2 tablespoons vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon dried dill weed
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper


    Step 1

    Mix cucumbers, sweet onion, and sea salt together in a bowl. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and let sit for 30 minutes.

    Step 2

    Turn cucumber mixture into a colander set over a bowl or in a sink; let drain, stirring occasionally, until most of the liquid has drained, about 30 minutes more. Transfer drained cucumber mixture to a large bowl.

    Step 3

    Stir mayonnaise, vinegar, sugar, dill, garlic powder, and black pepper together in a bowl with a whisk until smooth; pour over the cucumber mixture and stir to coat vegetables with the dressing.

    Step 4

    Cover bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate at least 2 hours.

Cook's Note:

You can add some more mayonnaise if the sauce is too runny for your liking.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 320 calories; protein 1.1g; carbohydrates 6.9g; fat 32.9g; cholesterol 15.7mg; sodium 896.9mg.


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