Cucumbers in Sour Cream

recipe for cucumbers in sour cream

Cucumbers in Sour Cream is a really easy and tasty side salad that’s great to offer in the summertime when you have an abundance of cucumbers from your garden or your CSA. It’s a light, cool, refreshing way to eat cucumbers and so simple to make even a child can make this.

This recipe was from my husband’s family and he actually made this recipe, along with a full-course meal, for my 21st birthday. I still remember that menu: BBQ Spare Ribs, Baked Potatoes, Green Beans, Carrots, Cucumbers in Sour Cream, Rolls, and a Chocolate Cake. Yum.

I was so impressed because I could barely boil water and John made this amazing meal with all these great side dishes. John’s grandma used to make this when he was growing up. I’ve added a few things but mostly kept the salad the way he made it all those long years ago.

If you’re looking for a wonderful side salad to serve at a salad luncheon, for summertime meals when you don’t want to operate your oven, or even potluck dinners this simple and easy recipe is a good fit. It only takes about 10 minutes to prepare, then refrigerate it until ready to serve. Our family has always enjoyed this basic cucumber recipe, and I hope you do too.

Cucumbers in Sour Cream
Cucumbers in Sour Cream

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When I initially posted this recipe in April 2019 it was right before I began taking pictures with my new Canon camera. Consequently all the pictures were taken with an iPhone 4 so they were grainy and blurry.

I’ve been remaking all my first year blog recipes, so when we had a big potluck at our church last month (May 2019), I decided to make up a batch of these cucumbers. I was thrilled with what a big hit this cucumber dish was with everyone. Plus, Cucumbers in Sour Cream is healthy, low calorie and gluten free.

Cucumbers in Sour Cream is so easy to make you can have this ready in about 10 minutes.


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John’s grandma passed on this recipe although she never used dill weed.

Cucumbers in Sour Cream has a creamy texture. This salad is so refreshing served in the summer when the temperatures are hot. However, cucumbers can be purchased all year round so you can make this anytime

I used these ingredients.


Peel and slice down the cucumbers. Place cucumbers in a medium-sized bowl.


Thinly slice down a small onion and separate the onion into rings (or dice up green onions). Add on top of the cucumber.

In a separate bowl, make sauce: Measure sour cream. Add apple cider vinegar, dill weed, salt, pepper and sugar.
Whisk sauce ingredients to combine.

Pour sauce into bowl with cucumbers.

Stir well until onions and cucumbers are combined.



Course Salads and Salad Dressings
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Servings 6


2 or 3 cucumbers peeled and sliced
1 medium onion sliced thinly and separated into rings
1 cup sour cream
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper or more to taste
1/4-1/2 tsp. dill weed if desired

NOTE: Although Grandma never used dill weed, we’ve always liked the addition in this recipe when we make it.

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