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Overhead view of a bowl of German Cucumber Salad garnished with fresh dill.

German Cucumber Salad

A creamy, simple and refreshing cucumber salad in a sour cream and dill dressing.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Refrigeration Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4


  • cup sour cream or plain yogurt
  • ½ teaspoon prepared yellow mustard or Dijon
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar or apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt more or less, to taste
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper more or less, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons fresh chopped dill more or less, to taste
  • 1 large English cucumber washed and thinly sliced (about 2 ½ cups sliced)
  • ½ cup thinly sliced red onion or yellow or white onion


  • Whisk or stir together sour cream (or yogurt), mustard, vinegar, milk, salt, pepper and dill in a medium bowl until combined.
  • Add sliced cucumbers and onions and gently stir or toss to coat evenly. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes to 1 hour before serving.


  • This recipe is best when served no longer than after 3 hours of refrigerating.