Thinly sliced cucumbers tossed in a creamy tangy yogurt-based sauce is the perfect summer side dish to accompany any meal. Whether enjoyed as a light lunch, a BBQ side, or a refreshing snack, our Creamy Cucumber Salad is sure to become a favorite go-to recipe for those hot summer days.

Summer is just around the corner and that means lots of grilling and family gatherings. One of my favorite side dishes to serve with grilled meats is this delicious creamy cucumber salad. It’s cold and refreshing and adds the perfect crunchy bite to just about any main dish.

What’s in Creamy Cucumber Salad

The main ingredient in this salad is cucumber. For the cucumbers, long English cucumbers are best because of their texture and thin skin. You can easily swap out the cucumbers for any other type of cucumber just be sure to peel the skin.

The 2nd main component of this dish is a yogurt-based sauce made of Greek yogurt and mayonnaise. The yogurt can be replaced with sour cream if desired.

Lastly, red onions are a delicious flavor & crunch to the salad. They can be replaced with white onion if desired or left out altogether.

How to Make Creamy Cucumber Salad

To make this delicious creamy cucumber salad, begin by slicing the cucumbers into super thin slices. You can do this using a sharp kitchen knife or a mandoline slicer. The slicer can also be used to slice the onions into thin slices if desired.

Next, simply whisk together the ingredients for the sauce and toss in the cucumbers and sliced onion.

How to Store Creamy Cucumber Salad

Creamy cucumber salad can be prepared ahead of time and stored in the fridge to keep it fresh for later. This makes it great for BBQs, parties, or dinners. follow these simple steps to store the salad:

  1. Transfer the leftover salad into an airtight container with a lid. Before sealing the container, press a sheet of plastic wrap directly onto the surface of the salad.
  2. Store in the refrigerator for up to 2-3 days.
  3. When ready to serve again, give the salad a gentle stir to redistribute the dressing and flavors.

Remember, the texture of the cucumbers may soften slightly after being refrigerated, but the flavors should still be delicious!

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5 from 2 votes

Creamy Cucumber Salad

Creamy cucumber salad made with Greek yogurt and red onion makes the perfect summer time side dish to any meal or BBQ time.
Prep10 minutes
Servings 4



  • In a small bowl, whisk the greek yogurt, mayo, vinegar, and salt & pepper.
  • To a large bowl, add the sliced cucumber, onion, and yogurt mixture. Gently toss until fully coated.



Serving: 1serving, Calories: 71kcal, Carbohydrates: 4g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 5g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g, Monounsaturated Fat: 1g, Trans Fat: 0.01g, Cholesterol: 4mg, Sodium: 196mg, Potassium: 146mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 2g, Vitamin A: 85IU, Vitamin C: 3mg, Calcium: 29mg, Iron: 0.3mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: creamy, cucumber, greek yogurt, green salad
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