Cool and Creamy Cucumber Salad Recipe -
Cool and Creamy Cucumber Salad Recipe
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Cool and Creamy Cucumber Salad

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"A cool side dish perfect for hot summer days, using sweet bell peppers instead of onions for those like me who don't care for onions!"

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins

    4 hrs 15 mins


  1. Place cucumbers and bell peppers into a colander and allow liquid to drain for 4 hours. While vegetables are draining, place yogurt into a separate colander lined with paper towels and let stand for 4 hours to allow excess whey to drain from the yogurt.
  2. Combine cucumbers, bell peppers, thickened yogurt, sour cream, vinegar, dill, salt, and black pepper in a large salad bowl; chill before serving.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Aug 13, 2012

Really good! My husband gave it 4 stars. For him, that is high praise!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 05, 2014

I followed the recipe precisely and it came out extremely bitter. I am not sure what I could have done to correct that problem


8 Ratings

Jun 03, 2014

This was delicious, but I think there's an error in the salt measurement. I put in only 1 tsp, and even with the salt reduced this much, the result actually tasted of salt, which dulled the brightness that I associate with cucumber salad. Next time, I'll cut that in half. I also added about a half of a mild, medium white onion, sliced very thin. With these changes, I'll definitely make this my go-to cucumber salad!

Aug 25, 2014

I made this today. Family LOVED it. Did adjust slightly. Daughter not a fan of bell pepper so used chopped green onion. Added some minced garlic. Didn't have time to strain cucumbers for 4 hours so after slicing them I sprinkled them with salt instead of adding it to the dressing and set the colander in the sink. Them tamped them dry before adding to dressing. Cucumbers drained well in 1/2 hour. Used prestrained Greek yogurt and omitted sour cream. Delicious, and ready in 1 1/2 hours.

Jul 10, 2015

This was the best cucumber salad I've ever made! I did add some of my preserved lemons to the mix, but wholly cow, the dressing made those cukes dance!

Aug 23, 2014

I made this recipe today for a family event. However, I did not let anything sit for even an hour. I added the greek yogurt and sour cream and all of the other items listed here and mixed them all right away. I added more vinegar than stated, because I felt it was a bit to yogurt tasting and thick. I also added lemon juice and onion and garlic powder. I also cut up tomatoes and added them. I may add more salt as I find this to still be a bit bland when I put it in the fridge to cool.


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  • Calories
  • 153 kcal
  • 8%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 11.2 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol
  • 27 mg
  • 9%
  • Fat
  • 9.8 g
  • 15%
  • Fiber
  • 2.1 g
  • 8%
  • Protein
  • 6.6 g
  • 13%
  • Sodium
  • 941 mg
  • 38%

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

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