Dilled Cucumber, Tomato and Celery Salad Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Dilled Cucumber, Tomato and Celery Salad Recipe
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Dilled Cucumber, Tomato and Celery Salad

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"We developed this mid-summer salad to use an overabundance of fresh cucumbers, tomatoes, and celery. This recipe makes more dressing than you need for the salad, but it will keep almost forever in the refrigerator."

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Original recipe makes 10 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    40 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    1 hr 50 mins


  1. Place water and dill seed in a small saucepan and bring to a simmer over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer 10 minutes. Whisk in honey and salad dressing mix, then pour mixture into a large bowl. Whisk in mayonnaise, buttermilk, milk, and vinegar until smooth.
  2. Place cucumbers, tomatoes, celery, onion, garlic, and salt into a separate bowl, and pour half of the dressing onto the vegetables; toss well. Cover, and refrigerate salad for at least 1 hour. Cover and refrigerate remaining dressing for future use.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Feb 22, 2010

We grow a garden every summer and can't wait to try this with fresh veggies.It's a definite keeper.

Most Helpful Critical Review
May 11, 2009

Oh no! Don't know what happened but this did NOT work. Are you sure that it is 1/3 cup of water to simmer the dill seed in? The water kept evaporating in the pan before the seeds had simmered for 10 minutes. Then I added the honey and dry buttermilk mix and ended up with globs of honey/seed/seasoning that would NOT whisk into the rest of the dressing mixture. UGH - this after I made a special trip to the grocery for dill SEED vs. dill WEED.


11 Ratings

Nov 10, 2009

I used skim milk in place of buttlermilk. And dill weed instead of running to the store for dill seed. My 9 yr old can't get enough of these cucumbers...and she puts them on her salad!!

Jul 27, 2009

This was the perfect compliment to our summer BBQ meal. It had a mild lovely flavor that calmed spicy sausages really nicely. Everyone loved it. I didn't read it clearly and forgot the mayo, so I used a bottle of light buttermilk ranch dressing with the honey and the dill and it came out fantastic. Thanks for the great recipe!

Jul 23, 2009

Try using a bit more water (1/3-1/2 cup) and put a lid on the small pot while it simmers. Will keep most of the liquid, and flavor, that way. Let it cool sightly before adding the remaining ingredients.

Aug 05, 2009

I tried this recipe and after the first bite I took I couldn't wait to take more.

Jun 03, 2009

luv2cook is right- the water with dill seed evaporated and maybe scorched it. My husband thought I put Caraway seed in the dressing. It is a great combination of summer veggies...just need a different dressing.

Nov 18, 2008

I tried this recipe for supper one night it was sooooooooooo good!!!!!!!


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  • Calories
  • 373 kcal
  • 19%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 11.3 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol
  • 20 mg
  • 7%
  • Fat
  • 36.1 g
  • 55%
  • Fiber
  • 1.2 g
  • 5%
  • Protein
  • 3.4 g
  • 7%
  • Sodium
  • 609 mg
  • 24%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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