Fresh cucumbers are dressed in up in simple creamy dill sauce for a favorite refreshing summer side dish!
Pops has been harvesting cucumbers faster than I can use them this year. Although I throw them in every lettuce salad I make and have shared them with friends and family, we have more than we can eat.
I made a batch of refrigerator pickles and still had more to use. Cucumber salad came to mind.
We really enjoy a creamy cucumber salad and love cucumber dill dip so I combined the two. This is a keeper.
2016 -MiMi shared this recipe with us last summer, but it needed a new picture. The only picture we had of the finished dish was on the buffet table outside and really close up.
I made these using her recipe. The picture still doesn’t do it justice, but you’ll just have to make it to find out how good they are! I hope you all had a lovely weekend!
2017 update: Ha!! I didn’t realize I’ve already tried twice to get decent pictures of this. It turns out it just isn’t that photogenic, I guess!
It is hard to make them look interesting in a photograph, but they really are quite refreshing and delicious. Don’t let the boring pictures scare you off!
What are your favorite recipes using fresh cucumbers?
Some other side dish ideas:
- 4 cups sliced cucumbers
- 3/4 cup sour cream
- 1 Tablespoon vegetable oil
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon each dill, garlic powder and salt
- 1/4 teaspoon each pepper and white vinegar
- Place cucumbers in a large bowl.
- Place remaining ingredients in a bowl or canning jar and mix. Add to the cucumbers and toss to coat. (Go ahead and use those clean hands of yours for this).
- Cover and refrigerate until chilled through. (At least 1 hour). Mix again before serving cold.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 69Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 13mgSodium: 81mgCarbohydrates: 4gFiber: 0gSugar: 2gProtein: 1g
All nutritional information is estimated and will depend on the exact ingredients you use.