Dilled Creamy Cucumber Salad

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This Dilled Creamy Cucumber Salad is the easiest summer salad that you are ever going to make! The radishes add a zippy tang to the classic creamy cucumber taste, and the dill makes it salad perfection!

Dilled Creamy Cucumber Salad in medium-sized bowl
Dilled Creamy Cucumber Salad

Dilled Creamy Cucumber Salad

We ate this cucumber salad with New York Strip Steaks when we were camping the other weekend and it was demolished. Utterly demolished. While I love a regular cucumber salad, the addition of those radishes really makes this the best I’ve had. You need their tart heat to foil the richness of the mayo based dressing. Try this with my focaccia peasant bread for the perfect meal!

close up Dilled Creamy Cucumber Salad in medium-sized bowl with mayo based dressing

Cucumber Salad Ingredients

  • Cucumbers: peeled and thinly sliced.
  • Radishes: peeled and thinly sliced.
  • Red Onion: thinly sliced.

Mayo Dressing ingredients

  • Mayonnaise: not salad dressing. You can use low fat to cut calories.
  • White vinegar: adds a tartness to cut the rich mayo. You can add this to taste.
  • Sugar: use Splenda to make this low carb.
  • Fresh dill:  fresh really does taste the best in this salad.
  • Garlic powder: this is a flavor must!
  • Salt and pepper: add if needed.

How to Make this Dilled Creamy Cucumber Salad Perfectly

  • Place the red onion slices into a bowl of water. Soak for 20 minutes.
  • Whisk together the salad dressing ingredients. Adjusting the sugar to taste.
  • Place the cucumbers, radishes and drained red onions into a medium-sized bowl. Mix with the salad dressing, adding salt and pepper to taste.
  • Refrigerate until chilled, then serve right away.

What to Serve with Dilled Creamy Cucumber Salad

I love to serve this dilled creamy cucumber salad with pulled pork sandwiches made from slow cooker Texas pulled pork.

It also goes really well with my spinach & cream cheese stuffed pan-fried chicken breasts recipe if you want something a little more substantial!


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How Many Carbs in Cucumber Salad?

There are only 285 calories and 6g carbs per serving of this delicious dilled creamy cucumber salad! A calories watchers dream that can be made even lighter with light mayo!

How Long Will Creamy Cucumber Salad Last in the Fridge?

Once it’s stored in an airtight container, your dilled creamy cucumber salad will last for up to 3 days in the fridge. It might last a day or two longer But if it feels squishy to touch or you see any mold growing on the skin then it’s definitely bad! The mayo dressing tends to get watery as well.  This is best eaten freshly made!

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Dilled Creamy Cucumber Salad

This creamy cucumber salad is our favorite way to eat fresh cucumbers! The added tangy snap of red onion & radishes is perfect with the mayo dill dressing.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time
20 minutes
Total Time
20 minutes
Karlynn Johnston


  • 2 large English cucumbers thinly sliced
  • 1 bunch radishes washed and thinly sliced ( about 10-12 radishes)
  • 1 medium red onion thinly sliced

Creamy Dill Salad Dressing

  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar more to taste if desired
  • 1 tablespoon white sugar splenda
  • 1/4 cup fresh dill
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt to taste
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper to taste


  • Place the red onion slices into a bowl of water to soak for 20 minutes.
  • Whisk together the salad dressing ingredients, adjusting the sugar to taste.
  • Place the cucumbers, radishes and drained red onions into a medium sized bowl. Mix with the salad dressing, adding salt and pepper to taste.
  • Refrigerate until chilled, then serve right away. This can get watery if it stays in the fridge too long.

Recipe Notes

  • This recipe was calculated using full fat and full calorie mayo. You can cut calories and fat by using a lower calorie mayo.
  • I don't peel my cucumbers, but you can for this recipe

Nutrition Information

Calories: 285kcal, Carbohydrates: 6g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 28g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Cholesterol: 15mg, Sodium: 632mg, Potassium: 201mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 4g, Vitamin A: 245IU, Vitamin C: 7.3mg, Calcium: 26mg, Iron: 0.5mg

All calories and info are based on a third party calculator and are only an estimate. Actual nutritional info will vary with brands used, your measuring methods, portion sizes and more.

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  1. Karen J. Eitelberg says

    Hi – I cut the mayo and only Hellman’s with Fage full fat Greek Yougurt, also I always
    soak my red onion for a few minutes in ice cold water, drain and pat dry when I use them
    in a raw preparation like a salad. I also use lightly pickled red onion when recipes call
    for them to be eaten raw as in salads and such.

  2. Rose says

    Outstanding addition with the radishes ! I was skeptical but surprisingly it was fantastic ?? Surprised hubby and he loved it -great go to salad on those humid days ♥️. THANK YOU for posting !!!5 stars

    • Karlynn says

      I’m so glad you loved it!! I don’t get excited about salads, but this is in my top 3, we’ll be making it a lot this summer!5 stars

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