Creamy Cucumber Salad

Creamy Cucumber Salad

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Try Creamy Cucumber Salad during the hot summer months. Fresh cucumbers, sweet onions, and green bell peppers in a yummy Ranch Dressing. A perfect salad when garden cucumbers are growing out your ears! 

Serving Cucumber Salad on Pretty Appetizer Plates - Pfaltzgraff Farmhouse Hen

(Post updated with new photos on 10/2/23.)

I like the creaminess of this salad. And the ranch dressing. Is there anyone who doesn’t like Ranch Dressing? I use so much ranch dressing mix that I now buy it in a container. It’s less expensive than the individual packets. Or I make a homemade version that is very close to the brand. See my Homemade Ranch Dressing Mix Here.

If you don’t have the joy of growing cucumbers in your garden, shop at a local farmer’s market. If that doesn’t work, when shopping look for slim cucumbers that are straight. Seedless if you can find them. Or try English Cucumbers. You know, the long ones wrapped in cellophane.

Slicing Cucumbers

I partially peel my cucumbers, leaving small strips of peel on them, just enough to give them a little variation in color. Here in the US the peels on store-bought cucumbers are thick and tough. If you’re using a garden variety you won’t notice this as much.

 

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Ingredients for Creamy Cucumber Salad

(See the full recipe at the bottom of this post.)

  • large cucumbers (2 of them)
  • sweet onion
  • green pepper

Creamy Dressing

  • sour cream
  • cider vinegar
  • granulated sugar
  • Ranch Dressing Mix (See my Recipe Here.)
  • kosher salt
  • freshly ground black pepper

 

Instructions for Making This Recipe

Ingredients for this Recipe

Gather the ingredients so that you have everything close at hand on the counter or table.

 

Prepare the Ingredients

Partially peel the cucumbers with a vegetable peeler.

Using a large cutting board, remove the ends of the cucumbers. Slice the cucumbers, into 1/4″ rounds.

When it comes to garden cucumbers, I’ve learned to always test the ends of the cucumbers for bitterness before using any in my recipes. Oftentimes, here in Kansas, the cucumbers turn bitter when the temperatures get too hot. However, I have noticed there are cucumber varieties that will tolerate the heat better, and that has been a welcome change. 

To test the cucumbers, simply carve off a small piece from the sliced ends and taste it for bitterness. You will not want a very big piece–just in case it’s succumbed to the heat. And if you do find one that is bitter, spit it out as soon as you can! 

Prepare the Vegetables

Chop the sweet onion, and green peppers. Place in a medium mixing bowl.

 

Assemble the Salad

Mix Together the Ranch Dressing Mix

Using a glass measuring cup or bowl, mix together the sour cream, cider vinegar, granulated sugar, and Ranch Dressing Mix.

Season Creamy Ranch Dressing with Kosher Salt and Black Pepper

Season with kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper. Whisk to combine.

Carefully Fold Dressing into the Vegetables

Pour the dressing over the vegetables and carefully stir with a rubber spatula until combined.

Transfer Salad to a Serving Bowl. Cover and Chill before Serving.

 

Transfer the salad to a pretty serving bowl. Cover with plastic wrap and chill for 1-2 hours. This recipe will serve 4-6 people.

Serve Creamy Cucumber Salad with Steak and Shrimp Shish Kabobs or Grilled Pork Chops.

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Creamy Cucumber Salad

Here's a cool salad to try during the hot summer months. Enjoy!
5 from 3 votes
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Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cucumbers, Onions
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Refrigerate:: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 30 minutes
Servings: 6

Ingredients 
 

  • 2 large cucumbers peeled and sliced thin
  • 1 large onion sliced
  • 1 large green pepper chopped

Creamy Ranch Dressing

Instructions

  • Gather the ingredients so that you have everything close at hand on the counter or table.

PREPARE THE INGREDIENTS

  • Partially peel the cucumbers with a vegetable peeler.
  • Using a large cutting board, remove the ends of the cucumbers. Slice the cucumbers, into 1/4″ rounds.
  • Slice the sweet onion, and dice the green peppers. Place in a medium mixing bowl.

Assemble the Salad

  • Using a glass measuring cup, mix together the sour cream, cider vinegar, granulated sugar, Ranch Dressing Mix, kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper.
  • Pour the dressing over the vegetables and carefully stir with a rubber spatula until combined.
  • Transfer salad to a serving bowl. Cover the dish and chill for 1-2 hours. Serves 4-6.

Notes

* When it comes to garden cucumbers, I’ve learned to always test the ends of the cucumbers for bitterness before using any in my recipes. Simply carve off a small piece from the sliced ends and taste it for bitterness. If you find one that is bitter, spit it out as soon as you can and do not use that cucumber. 

Nutrition

Calories: 64kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 352mg | Potassium: 233mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 249IU | Vitamin C: 27mg | Calcium: 36mg | Iron: 0.4mg
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