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Cool and Creamy Cucumber Salad

Cool and Creamy Cucumber Salad

  • Prep

    15 m
  • Ready In

    4 h 15 m


A cool side dish perfect for hot summer days, using sweet bell peppers instead of onions for those like me who don't care for onions!

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  • Calories:
  • 153 kcal
  • 8%
  • Fat:
  • 9.8 g
  • 15%
  • Carbs:
  • 11.2g
  • 4%
  • Protein:
  • 6.6 g
  • 13%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 27 mg
  • 9%
  • Sodium:
  • 941 mg
  • 38%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Place cucumbers and bell peppers into a colander and allow liquid to drain for 4 hours. While vegetables are draining, place yogurt into a separate colander lined with paper towels and let stand for 4 hours to allow excess whey to drain from the yogurt.
  2. Combine cucumbers, bell peppers, thickened yogurt, sour cream, vinegar, dill, salt, and black pepper in a large salad bowl; chill before serving.
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Really good! My husband gave it 4 stars. For him, that is high praise!


This was delicious, but I think there's an error in the salt measurement. I put in only 1 tsp, and even with the salt reduced this much, the result actually tasted of salt, which dulled the brightness that I associate with cucumber salad. Next time, I'll cut that in half. I also added about a half of a mild, medium white onion, sliced very thin. With these changes, I'll definitely make this my go-to cucumber salad!

Dee C

Dee C


I made this today. Family LOVED it. Did adjust slightly. Daughter not a fan of bell pepper so used chopped green onion. Added some minced garlic. Didn't have time to strain cucumbers for 4 hours so after slicing them I sprinkled them with salt instead of adding it to the dressing and set the colander in the sink. Them tamped them dry before adding to dressing. Cucumbers drained well in 1/2 hour. Used prestrained Greek yogurt and omitted sour cream. Delicious, and ready in 1 1/2 hours.

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