Create this fresh creamy dill cucumber salad with mayonnaise in under 10 minutes. Made with just a few ingredients, it makes the perfect side dish for any meal.
This salad is made in under 10 minutes. Here are some helpful hints to make the perfect easy cucumber dill salad:
Making this cucumber dill salad is easy. Follow these instructions:
- Thinly slice cucumbers. I use a mandolin slicer for perfect cutting. (photo 1)
- Finely chop onion and mix with cucumbers in a large bowl. (photo 2)
- In a separate bowl; mix garlic, mayonnaise, sugar, white wine vinegar, salt, and pepper to make the dressing. (photo 3)
- Add dressing to cucumbers. Mix well. (photo 4)
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- Use a mandoline to cut your cucumbers. It quickly cuts my cucumbers evenly and with exact thickness. I suggest: Mueller Austria Premium Quality V-Pro Multi Blade Adjustable Mandoline Cheese/Vegetable Slicer, Cutter, Shredder with Precise Maximum Adjustability if you do not have one.
- You can use dry garlic and dill herbs. In fact, my grandmother sometimes made it with dried herbs when the dill wasn't pretty. The dried dill is good if you don't like a real strong dill flavor.
- You can serve it immediately, but I like it to allow the flavors to build by leaving it in the fridge for an hour or more before serving. However, this cucumber salad can get a bit watery if you leave it overnight. It is best served the day of making it.
- If you are trying to go low carb, you can omit the sugar or use a sugar substitute.
A Family Recipe
My Grandma Kriz would make this Creamy Dill Cucumber Salad with mayonnaise her summer meals when I came to visit.
My uncle grew cucumbers and dill in his backyard garden and would bring them over freshly picked for my grandmother.
The cucumbers had that summery garden smell and his dill was so flavorful and tasty.
My grandmother would thinly slice the fresh cucumbers, chop up the dill, add her other ingredients, and in just a few minutes, she made this amazing dill cucumber salad.
I couldn't wait for dinner time to eat it. It became a favorite side dish to me growing up and now has become a cherished side dish to my children and husband.
If you enjoyed this creamy dill cucumber salad recipe, check out: Grandma Kriz's Hash Brown Casserole,
She takes shredded hash browns and mixes it with cheese, onions, and few other ingredients.
Then she tops it with a delicious buttery, crunchy topping. IT IS GOOD!
My Grandmother's Olive Pimento Cheese Recipe is also delicious and worth checking out.
Looking for more ways to use your garden cucumbers? Here are a few recipes using cucumbers as an ingredient:
- Smoked Salmon Cream Cheese Cucumber Bites
- Simple Chickpea Salad
- Mediterranean Quinoa Salad
- Israeli Salad
- Greek Seven Layer Dip
- Quinoa Tabouli
Please leave me a comment below if you make this dill recipe, and tell me what you thought about it. I would love to hear back, and so would my readers.
Creamy Dill Cucumber Salad with Mayonnnaise
- 2 cucumbers
- 1/2 sweet white onion
- 1/3 cup finely chopped fresh dill
- 1 tsp garlic clove minced
- 1/3 cup mayonnaise
- 1 tsp sugar
- 1 tsp white wine vinegar
- salt and pepper to taste
- Thinly slice 2 cucumbers. I use a mandolin slicer for perfect cutting.
- Finely chop ½ sweet white onion and mix with cucumbers in a large bowl.
- In a separate bowl; mix 1 minced garlic clove, ⅓ cup finely chopped dill, ⅓ cup mayonnaise, 1 tsp sugar, 1 tsp white wine vinegar, salt, and pepper.
- Add dressing to cucumbers. Mix well.
- You can serve immediately, but for best results, chill in refrigerator an hour before serving.