May 14, 2023

Cool and Crisp: How to Make the Best Cucumber Dill Salad


Cool and Crisp: How to Make the Best Cucumber Dill Salad

Craving a cool and crisp salad that’s packed with flavor? Look no further than this delicious Cucumber Dill Salad! It’s a sweet cucumber salad that’s loaded vinegar, dill and a few other ingredients to create a light and refreshing dish that’s perfect for summer. Whether you’re hosting a barbecue or just looking for a side dish to accompany your meal, this cucumber dill salad is sure to satisfy everyone’s taste buds!


  • 2 large cucumbers, peeled and sliced thinly
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 squeezed fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced red onion or yellow onion
  • Sprinkle Dill & Red Pepper Flakes to your liking

This Sweet Cucumber Salad recipe is an easy and refreshing side dish that’s perfect for summer picnics or backyard barbecues. With just a few simple ingredients, you can whip up this delicious salad in no time! Start with fresh cucumbers that have been peeled and sliced thinly, then the onion the same way. Then, combine all the above to create a sweet and tangy dressing that complements the cool and crisp cucumbers perfectly. Bursting with flavor and crunch, right? With this recipe, you’ll have a mouthwatering Sweet Cucumber Salad that’s sure to be a hit with your family and friends!


  1. Start by slicing two large cucumbers into thin slices along with the onion. You can use a mandoline slicer for uniformity or a sharp knife.
  2. In a small mixing bowl, mix the rest of the ingredients together.
  3. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 15-30 minutes before serving. It’s yummier when it’s cold and crisp!
  4. Before serving, give the salad a gentle stir to redistribute the dressing and season with additional salt and pepper if needed.

Why this salad is amazing

My husband requests that I make this weekly! He loves it! It’s the perfect palette cleanser too! This cucumber dill salad is a great options as a side dish for grilled meats or fish. It’s also perfect as a vegetarian side dish, snack, rice or potatoes. The base makes it light and refreshing, while the dill adds a touch of brightness and flavor. Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to two days. Enjoy this easy summer salad for a quick and tasty addition to your summer meals.

Thank you for trying out my cucumber dill salad recipe! I hope you enjoyed it as much as I do. Don’t forget to follow me on Instagram @andimans or sign up for my email list to receive more easy summer recipes, summer snacks, refreshing dinner ideas, and side dishes for dinner. I can’t wait to share more with you! Happy cooking!

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