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Creamy Cucumber Salad

My easy German Cucumber Salad with sour cream takes you only 10 minutes to make and is the perfect side dish for meat or fish. The salad is made with fresh cucumbers and finished with dill. An absolute must-have side dish!

Cucumber Salad German

That’s why you’ll love my Creamy Cucumber Salad Recipe: 

  • Made in only 10 minutes 
  • Incredibly creamy 
  • Easy and quick to prepare 
  • healthy and refreshing side dish

About the easy German Cucumber Salad 

This classic salad has been with me since childhood and was often served as a side dish with a portion of meat or fish.

I personally prefer to prepare the salad with dill and sour cream, as it gives a creamy taste.

In addition, the dill gives the salad a refreshing note, which is why I enjoy it especially in the summer as a side dish to the barbecue. 

Cucumber Salad Recipe

Ingredients you’ll need 

For my easy German Cucumber Salad you only need a few ingredients. That’s why it turns out so quickly! These are the ingredients you need: 

  • Cucumbers
  • Dill – I like to use fresh dill. 
  • Sour cream – makes the salad nice and creamy. 
  • Vinegar
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and pepper

See my recipe card below for the exact amounts of each ingredient.

How To Make Creamy Cucumber Salad 

Step 1

First, rinse the cucumbers thoroughly with water and then slice them thinly with a kitchen grater.

Alternatively, you can also cut the cucumbers into small pieces with a kitchen knife. Then put the cucumbers in a colander, sprinkle with salt and let them steep for a few minutes. Drain the liquid from the cucumbers. 

Step 2

Now we start with the cucumber salad dressing. For this, put dill in a bowl and then add sour cream, white wine vinegar and olive oil. Mix everything together and add salt and pepper. 

Step 3

Finally, just mix the cucumber slices with the dressing and your cucumber salad with sour cream is ready! 

Easy Cucumber Salad with Dill and Sour Cream


How long can you eat cucumber salad?

Cucumber salad can be kept in the refrigerator for a maximum of 2 days. I would recommend you to eat the cucumber salad directly fresh.

Can the cucumber salad be prepared a day in advance?

Yes, it is possible. Make sure you drain the cucumber slices, so the salad is not too runny when combined with the dressing.

How many kcal does a cucumber salad have?

One serving has 98 calories, which makes it very healthy.

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Creamy Cucumber Salad

5 from 2 votes
This cucumber salad has an incredibly creamy taste and is easy to make. It only takes 10 minutes to make.
Servings: 2
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes


  • 2 cucumbers
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 tbsp dill
  • 1 tbsp vinegar
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper


  • Wash the cucumbers and slice them thinly. Then place the cucumbers in a colander, sprinkle with salt and let sit for a few minutes. Drain off the liquid.
  • Now mix the dressing. For this, put dill in a bowl and mix with sour cream, vinegar, oil and pepper.
  • Finally, mix the cucumber slices with the dressing and serve.


Calories: 98kcalCarbohydrates: 4gProtein: 3gFat: 7g
Course: Salad
Cuisine: German
Keyword: German Cucumber Salad
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