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Refreshing Cucumber Salad With Dill

Looking for a refreshing side dish for a summer barbeque or meal? Wait until you try this refreshing cucumber salad with dill.

I love the ease and fresh flavors of summer meals don’t you?

It’s a great time of year for cooking because ingredients are fresh and available at both the market and in the garden.

Since I grow vegetables, fruits and herbs in my gardens, I love to make meals where I can harvest the produce.

As part of our monthly virtual supper club, my friends and I are celebrating the summer with an amazing dinner party.

If you’ve been following along, we’ve celebrated Galentine’s Day, Saint Patrick’s Day, had an amazing brunch for spring, and celebrated Cinco de Mayo.

We shared our summer dinner party ideas, and now we are sharing the incredible menu.

If you are visiting from my friend good friend Michele’s at Vintage Home Designs, welcome!

Michele is a great friend and I love dropping by her home for some decor, DIY, and entertaining tips.

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Harvesting Ingredients from the Vegetable Garden

To do my part, I’m making a side dish with a harvest of vegetables and herbs from the garden.

Do you have a vegetable garden too?

I love to grow my own food and wish I could do it year round.

cucumber salad with dill

But it’s not possible in New Jersey without more land and a greenhouse.

Working with what I have, we recently renovated the vegetable garden because it was totally falling apart in front of my garden shed.

So now I’m growing vegetables in these self-watering raised garden beds.

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Aren’t they so cool?

They pretty much take care of themselves.

One of my favorite vegetables to grow is cucumbers.

The plants produce in abundance so I’m always looking for ways to use them in recipes.

cucumber salad with dill

Refreshing Cucumber Salad with Dill

I love this dish because it goes so well with any main course protein.

This recipe is so light, creamy and refreshing.

Not to mention it is super easy to make too.

cucumber salad with dill

But the best part?

You can harvest vegetables and herbs from the garden and use them in this recipe.

And if you don’t have a vegetable garden?

Pick up fresh vegetables and herbs from your local farm stand.

cucumber salad with dill

If you don’t have a farm stand or your own garden nearby, purchasing produce from the market will work too.

I’ve made this recipe using sweet onions and red onions.

If you prefer a dish with strong onion flavor or want it to have a little more color, go with the red onions.

cucumber salad with dill

While I make it both ways, I prefer the soft onion flavor of the sweet onions.

If you try both, let me know what you think!

cucumber salad with dill

Next up on the summer dinner party celebration tour is my friend Jen from Midwest Life and Style.

I love her gorgeous home and she made the best recipe for this one!

Wait until you check it out!

close up of cucumber salad with dill

Refreshing Cucumber Salad With Dill

Stacy Ling
Refreshing cucumber salad with dill using fresh ingredients from the vegetable garden or farmer's market.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 minute
Total Time 16 minutes
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories 153 kcal


  • 2 Large Cucumbers Peeled, Thinly sliced
  • 1 Onion Halved and Sliced Thin, red for strong onion flavor or sweet for softer flavor
  • 1/2 Cup Mayonaise
  • 1/8 Cup Fresh Dill chopped
  • Salt and Pepper to Taste


  • Peel and slice cucumbers thin. Add to large bowl.
    close up of the best cucumber salad with dill
  • Cut onion in half and slice thin. Add to bowl with cucumbers.
  • Add mayo.
  • Chop and dice dill. Add to bowl.
  • Salt and pepper to taste.
  • Put in fridge for at least an hour to let flavors meld.


This recipe can be made well ahead of time and tastes even better the next day.


Serving: 1gramsCalories: 153kcalCarbohydrates: 7gProtein: 1gFat: 14gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 8mgSodium: 169mgFiber: 1gSugar: 3g
Keyword Cucumber Salad With Dill
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  1. Oh yum, Stacy. This looks delish! I love cucumber salads and will be making this later this summer with the cucumbers from my garden. Pinned!Jen

  2. This looks so good! I can’t wait to try it as soon as my cucumbers are ready. I also have dill and green onions, so it will be fun to make this recipe using everything from my garden!

  3. Stacy,
    This is just perfect for summer. I hope to have plenty of cucumbers from my garden to use in this dish.

    1. It’s such a good recipe for a garden harvest! I always have more cucs than I know what to do with! xo

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  5. Your new raised beds look so nice. I love cucumber salad but I make it with just vinegar. I’ve printed out your recipe. As soon as I have some fresh from my garden, I’m going to try it. It looks so yummy!

    1. Thank you so much Lynn! I’ve not tried it with vinegar before. Do you use a balsamic? I love balsamic vinegar! xo

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  9. Stacy, thanks for this recipe as I love cucumbers and I’ve been looking for a salad recipe like this. Can’t wait to try it!

  10. Sounds yummy.
    Buuut, cucumbers are full of water, so after slicing, I always drain the cukes in a sieve for at least 1/2 hour so they do not dilute the dressing.
    I really enjoy your poss.

  11. Stacy, I know you are having fun in Haven, but I am making the cucumber salad and thinking of you. I altered it a bit but adding nonfat yogurt to make up 1/2 of the mayo (so 1/4 cup each). It is delicious and better yet is the juice/dressing which I used later on a salad. Very yummy! Thanks for sharing

    1. Oh Mary that sounds so good! I am so glad you tried it! Haven was so fun! I got to meet Chas and would love to see you guys sometime!!! How fun would that be?