Monday, May 10, 2010

Creamy Dill Cucumber Salad

This is one of those dishes that remind me of Grandma's.  Not a particular Grandma, but Grandmas in general.  Every time I make this salad for anyone but my family, I always hear "My Grandma used to make this!" but interestingly enough, they never made it for themselves.  So, here is the super simple recipe for this cool, refreshing salad.  ENJOY!

  • 3 English Cucumbers, thinly sliced.  You could use regular, but I prefer the taste of the English Cucumbers 
  • ½ cup onion, thinly sliced (optional, which I optioned out of)
  • ¼ cup white vinegar
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 cup mayonnaise, not to be confused with Miracle Whip
  • 1 TBSP dried Dill
Place sliced cucumbers in a serving bowl.  In a separate bowl or 2-cup measuring cup, combine vinegar with sugar and salt.  Stir briskly to combine.  Add mayo, again stirring to incorporate with vinegar mixture until smooth.  Add Dill, stir some more, and viola!  Pour over sliced cucumbers, toss to combine and let sit in fridge for a few minutes to allow flavors meld and make friends.

This recipe is linked up at:
Mommy's Kitchen Sunday Potluck
Eat at Home


  1. I love this! The sugar in it is a must! I've had "other" versions, but they don't compare. And yes Sig, it does remind me of my Grandma, even my Norwegian one!

  2. Printing this right now, I am certain I will love it! Hope you got your bracelet!

  3. So refreshing.... reminds me of Polish Grandma even though her recipe is a little different.

  4. Oh, this just screams summer! It's so cold and rainy here in Indiana!!

  5. you have an award!

  6. Oh yum! My mouth is watering!!!

  7. Reminds you of Grandmas in general!!! lol lol lol

  8. I've been looking for a recipe like this! My friends MIL made this at her B'day party last year and it was so good. I am so glad to have found this recipe.

  9. I made this today. Grandma's never had sugar, I LIKE the sugar.

  10. One of my favorite salads. Thanks for sharing this recipe.

  11. Well I just tried it, downsided it for my hubby & I, Wow how great this is, wish I would of made the whole recipe. This is fantastic!!!!!