Creamy Cucumber & Dill Salad

Creamy Cucumber & Dill

Creamy Cucumber & Dill

I grew up eating this creamy cucumber with dill salad. It is a staple in most Polish homes and one that I make over and over. Even my picky kids eat it up and often ask for mizeria (Polish name).

I remember having dill hanging in our kitchen above the sink, drying up so that my mom could chop it up and freeze it. We always had some and if it wasn’t being used in this salad, it was on baby potatoes that had been covered in butter or as a garnish for dill pickle soup.

When I was younger it was made with sour cream but since we rarely have sour cream in our fridge and we always have yoghurt, we substitute. This salad is perfect for the warm weather we are having right now and also provides a great way to take some of the kick out of the spicy food we eat.

I am doing this with 2% yoghurt but feel free to substitute to your preference or use sour cream if you want it authentic. Make sure you pin it for later as it is delicious

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Aneta Alaei
Aneta Alaei

Aneta is a Toronto-based mom of four that loves a good meal, great company, and learning something new. In her free time, you can find her trying to keep yet another plant alive.

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  1. jamie hall
    June 13, 2015 / 10:39 pm

    yumm I love this type of salad I am thinking my daughter will too

  2. Laurie P
    June 14, 2015 / 12:17 pm

    so perfect for a bbq!! cucumber and dill is a great combo!

  3. Laurie P
    June 15, 2015 / 9:16 am

    We did this yesterday to go with our BBQ’d souvlaki. Went very well together! I used yogurt instead of sour cream….yum!

  4. June 15, 2015 / 9:37 am

    I personally like it better with the yogurt myself 🙂

  5. Keara B.
    June 15, 2015 / 6:38 pm

    This looks delicious! Dill is one of my favorite herbs for summertime veggies. Thanks for sharing, exited to try this!

  6. June 15, 2015 / 10:00 pm

    Your salad has everything I love! Must try it here at home. We planted dill in our wee herb garden so we could even dry our own. 🙂

  7. June 15, 2015 / 10:54 pm

    I bought a huge planter full of dill, parsley, basil and oregano from Home Depot and I go to it daily. I am scared I will soon run out.

  8. June 15, 2015 / 10:55 pm

    I am so happy to see so many people who love dill. It is such a understated herb

  9. Alison Gibb
    June 17, 2015 / 2:12 pm

    I know this recipe would work in my house! Everyone loves cucumbers and yogurt!!

  10. Debbie S.
    June 17, 2015 / 5:02 pm

    This looks delicious! This is my sons favorite. I must make your recipe! Thanks, I added this to my Yumprint!

  11. KC
    June 30, 2015 / 7:48 pm

    That looks delicious!

  12. Judy Cowan
    July 2, 2015 / 6:40 pm

    I have heard about this salad before but have never tried it. It looks like it would be a great salad for summer BBQ’s! Will have to make it, thanks for the recipe!

  13. Treen Goodwin
    July 3, 2015 / 8:42 am

    ohhhh this is so awesome , looks delish thanks for sharing , a great new recipe 🙂 will be trying it out for sure !

  14. mrdisco
    July 4, 2015 / 5:44 pm

    that looks really healthy

  15. Debbie Bashford
    July 5, 2015 / 6:52 am

    Love cucumber salad!

  16. Darlene Schuller
    July 5, 2015 / 5:35 pm

    Oh I love this!! Thank you for sharing your awesome recipe! I’ve pinned it, my daughter is coming to visit this weekend I’m sure she’s going to love this!

  17. Amy Lovell
    July 5, 2015 / 7:40 pm

    This looks delicious! Will def have to make this sometime thanks!!

  18. Victoria Ess
    July 8, 2015 / 10:08 am

    Very yummy and I love how simple it is!

  19. nicolthepickle
    July 8, 2015 / 11:24 am

    This looks great. I would totally go for it, along side a nice grilled hamburger.

  20. Dixie
    July 12, 2015 / 3:55 pm

    Definitely making this as a snack for my hubby’s party this week… mmmmmm..

  21. Holly
    July 13, 2015 / 11:28 pm

    Yum! I love dill. I think it’s underrated. This will be a great addition to our BBQ this weekend. 🙂

  22. Maggie C
    July 14, 2015 / 7:59 pm

    MmmmMm! Dill is my favourite spice … never tried with cucumbers before but I love tzitki…gonna give this a try!

  23. Julie
    August 26, 2015 / 10:27 am

    This looks really light, creamy and delicious! Thanks!

  24. Betty S
    September 13, 2015 / 6:11 am

    my mother used to make this salad, but I had forgotten how, thanks for posting, will be making for sure

  25. kathy downey
    November 11, 2015 / 4:41 pm

    This sounds like a really nice salad,going to try this on the weekend!

  26. Krista M
    November 15, 2015 / 10:44 am

    I love how beautifully fresh this is! Even though we’re heading into winter, I would still make this to lighten up the heavy meals we tend to eat this season.

  27. November 15, 2015 / 8:27 pm

    This is an awesome side dish that I am going to love.It sounds so delicious and refreshing.

  28. nicole a
    November 21, 2015 / 10:23 pm

    this looks so easy and I think my kids will love it!

  29. JaimeeM
    December 5, 2015 / 8:03 am

    I would definitely eat this, i love dill

  30. Treen Goodwin
    April 6, 2016 / 8:20 am

    oh yummy , looks and sound delish , a must try thanks for sharing the recipe 🙂

    August 30, 2016 / 3:56 pm

    I just love cucumber! we can grab a few fresh ones from my daughter’s garden and make this, she has dill growing as well

  32. Treen Goodwin
    June 29, 2017 / 1:13 pm

    I will def be trying this , great for camping , i love easy meals , thanks for sharing 🙂

  33. Debbie White Beattie
    October 10, 2017 / 4:56 am

    This recipe looks delicious and I love cucumbers so I know this would be a dish I would like. I love how there’s only a few ingredients and it’s so easy to make

  34. JoKing
    July 29, 2019 / 10:37 am

    THis sounds so delicious and easy!