The best salads always have a bit of everything, and this Dad’s Creamy Cucumber Salad is no exception. With chunks of fresh cucumber, tomatoes, and red onion, it’s perfect for a summer picnic. But the star of the show is the creamy dressing – made with Greek yogurt, olive oil, vinegar, and herbs. It’s simple to make but so good!
The salad is the perfect side to bring to your next potluck or barbecue. If you’re looking for a new dish to add some variety to your summer menu, give Dad’s Creamy Cucumber Salad recipe a try.
The salad is so creamy and delicious, with the perfect crunch from the cucumbers. But there’s a secret to making Dad’s Creamy Cucumber Salad recipe just right.
This was my Dad’s recipe and one of our family’s all-time summer favorites.”
2 large cucumbers, peeled and thinly sliced
1 sweet onion, thinly sliced
1 tablespoon sea salt
1 1/2 cups mayonnaise, or more to taste
2 tablespoons vinegar
1 tablespoon white sugar
1 teaspoon dried dill weed
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
Mix cucumbers, sweet onion, and sea salt together in a bowl. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and let sit for 30 minutes.
Turn cucumber mixture into a colander set over a bowl or in a sink; let drain, stirring occasionally, until most of the liquid has drained, about 30 minutes more. Transfer drained cucumber mixture to a large bowl.
Stir mayonnaise, vinegar, sugar, dill, garlic powder, and black pepper together in a bowl with a whisk until smooth; pour over the cucumber mixture and stir to coat vegetables with the dressing.
Cover bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate at least 2 hours.