Experience the epitome of simplicity and freshness with our Creamy Cucumber Salad, a delightful four-ingredient recipe that takes mere minutes to prepare. As a cherished summer side dish in our family, this salad is a refreshing addition to any barbecue or gathering, embodying the essence of light and wholesome eating.

The star of this salad is the humble cucumber, transformed into delicate 1/8-inch slices using a mandolin for an even and elegant presentation. The marriage of these crisp cucumber ribbons with creamy Greek yogurt creates a harmonious balance of textures and flavors. The addition of kosher salt enhances the cucumber’s natural freshness, while the aromatic touch of fresh dill elevates the salad to a new level of vibrancy.

What sets this recipe apart is its versatility—tailor it to your taste and preferences. Experiment with different types of cucumbers, such as English or Persian, eliminating the need for peeling. For a richer creaminess, swap Greek yogurt for sour cream or a combination of sour cream and mayo. Embrace the opportunity to play with herbs, introducing parsley, tarragon, or chives for a unique flavor profile.

Not just a feast for the taste buds, our Creamy Cucumber Salad also offers a visual treat. Whether you opt for the mandolin’s precision or carefully slice with a sharp knife, the resulting salad is a picturesque ensemble that deserves a place at your table.

As you relish each refreshing bite, consider the additional variations suggested—add a hint of red onion for a delightful crunch, introduce garlic powder and black pepper for a subtle spice, or elevate the acidity with a splash of white vinegar or fresh lemon juice.

This salad is more than just a side; it’s a celebration of simplicity and quality ingredients. With only 60 calories per serving and a Weight Watchers Points value of 1, it embodies the spirit of health-conscious and flavorful eating. Share this Creamy Cucumber Salad with your loved ones, and let its lightness and simplicity shine in every summer gathering.

One Point Creamy Cucumber Salad Recipe

This four-ingredient Creamy Cucumber Salad recipe, made with Greek yogurt and fresh dill, is one of my family’s favorite summer side dishes.

PREP TIME:10minutes COOK TIME:0minutes TOTAL TIME:10minutes YIELD: 4 servingsCOURSE: BBQ Side dish, Salad, Side DishCUISINE: AmericanEquipment
  • mandolin optional but quicker to slice and makes even slices
  • Ingredients
    • 2 medium cucumbers (peeled (8 ounces each))1/2 cup Greek yogurt (full fat)3/4 teaspoon kosher salt1 tablespoon fresh dill
    • Slice the cucumbers 1/8-inch thick with a mandolin, season with salt and combine with yogurt and fresh dill in a large bowl.Refrigerate until ready to eat.Transfer to a serving bowl topped with more fresh dill, for garnish.
    NotesMakes 3 cups. 

    Change it up! This is a basic recipe, feel free to change it to suit your taste. Here are some variations:

    • Cucumbers: Regular cucumbers are used here but you can also use English cucumbers or Persian cucumbers, and bonus you don’t have to peel them.Cream: Swap the yogurt for sour cream or use a combination of sour cream and mayo. You can also use reduced fat yogurt, but I personally think it’s best with full fat.Slicing Cucumbers: If you don’t have a mandolin, slice them as thinly as possible with a sharp knife.Add red onion.Herbs: Swap dill with parsley, tarragon, or chives for a different flavor profile.Spices: You can add garlic powder and black pepper to taste.Acid: You can add some white vinegar or fresh lemon juice, for variation.If you make it, comment below and let us know!
    NutritionServing: 3/4 cupCalories: 60kcalCarbohydrates: 7gProtein: 5gFat: 1.5gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 7mgSodium: 229.5mgFiber: 1gSugar: 4g– W–W Points: 1