Cool Cucumber and Dill Salad

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Cucumber and Dill Salad is so refreshing and is absolutely one of our most favorite summer salads of all time.

The fresh cucumber and dill match perfectly with the white wine vinegar and Dijon.

The salad is so simple and incredibly flavorful and is always such a big hit when we serve it at an outdoor BBQ or picnic.

A white bowl of cucumber and dill salad with a gold serving spoon.


Of course, fresh cucumbers and dill right from the farmer’s market are a big part of what makes this easy salad so wonderful.

Watch us show you how fast and easy it is to make this amazing salad!


But the vinaigrette brightens the flavors even more and offers a little tart matched against a hint of sweetness.

This Dijon vinaigrette is the BEST!

Dijon vinaigrette in a bowl being whisked with a wire whisk for cucumber and dill salad.

We like to peel strips of the skin off, but leave other strips of the skin on for another pretty ‘striped’ effect.

This Cucumber and Dill Salad really makes a beautiful presentation!

And easy to prepare!

Peel the cucumber, leaving some of the skin on for a striped appearance.

An easy trick to removing the seeds from the cukes is to simply slice the cucumber lengthwise down the middle, and then just grab a small spoon, or melon baller, and easily scrape out the center.

Removing the seeds isn’t required, but we think it makes the final texture better and it also make for an attractive looking dish!

Be gone, seeds!

Use a spoon to scoop out the seeds of the cucumber.


After scooping out the seeds, all you have to do is slice the cucumber into 1/4-inch slices.

Slicing a cucumber for this awesome Cool Cucumber and Dill Salad couldn’t be easier.

We’re getting close to the perfect summer salad!

Use a sharp knife to slice the cucumbers into 1/4-inch pieces.


We just love everything about cucumbers. Especially Wesley. He always tells me about how as a young Loon, he would sit in front of a cool, loud and rickety electric fan in the hot South Dakota summer heat while eating a whole cucumber one bite at a time.

The only addition to the refreshing treat would be the occasional dash of the salt shaker.

Oh, my Loon. He knows how to find the good things in life.

A white bowl of freshly prepared cucumber and dill salad.

We love cucumbers by themselves, but we love them in all kinds of salads. Check out our Amazing Grilled Chicken Salad or Cucumber Tomato Salad!  Yum!

This iconic gourd has been around for 4,000 years, originating in ancient India!

It’s history is pretty amazing. Learn more about Cucumber History from  And then…hurry and go make this incredible Cool Cucumber and Dill Salad!

Fresh dill with cucumber for the perfect summer salad.

Cucumber and dill salad in a white bowl with a gold spoon.

Cool Cucumber and Dill Salad

This Cool Cucumber & Dill Salad is so incredibly simple yet so flavorful. The cucumber and the dill match beautifully, and the slightly sweet and tart dressing are just perfect. This is one of those salads that doesn't stay around long on the serving table. Double the recipe to feed a group! Delicious!
5 from 2 votes
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Course: Salad
Cuisine: Salad
Keyword: Cucumber and Dill, Summer Salad
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 165kcal


  • 4 tsp white wine vinegar
  • 4 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp Kosher salt
  • 3 tsp sugar
  • 2 tbsp good quality olive oil
  • 2 large cucumbers, peeled and seeded
  • 4 tbsp fresh dill, finely chopped chopped


  • Whisk together the vinegar, mustard, salt, and sugar; and then whisk in the oil in a slow stream.
  • Halve the cucumbers lengthwise and remove the seeds with a small spoon, cut the halves crosswise into 1/4" or 1/8" slices.
  • Toss the cucumbers and dill with the vinaigrette.
  • Serve and enjoy!


Calories: 165kcal
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    • Hi thee, Serge! So sorry for the delayed response. You can absolutely sub red wine vinegar for white. Let us know if you make the salad and how it turns out!

  • 5 stars
    This cucumber and dill salad is delicious! I made for our office pitch in and it was the hit! Also, your chicken salad recipe is “my” chicken salad recipe, but it’s our secret. Don’t tell my kids!!

    • Hi Sherry! Woo hoo! We LOVE that you made the the cucumber and dill salad! That is one of our favorites and we always hope folks give it a try! And so happy you were a hit at the office pitch in! FUN!!! And we definitely won’t spill the beans about the chicken salad! It’s all YOURS!!! Thanks so much for sharing and the wonderful review. That means so much to us! All the best, Kris & Wesley

  • 5 stars
    This is so good and refreshing. I added some thinly sliced red onion too. Served with a somewhat spicy barbequed brisket & the coolness of the salad made a nice contrast. I keep fresh dill growing on my kitchen counter….dried wouldn’t do for this. Yours in one of my go-to sites for recipes, guys!

    • Hi Stacy! We are so glad you liked the cucumber salad. We totally agree, just nice, simple and refreshing. Perfect for summer! We LOVE the addition of red onion. And yes to brisket!! Sounds all so fantastic. Thank you for letting us know. We appreciate that so very much. All the best, Kris & Wesley

  • OMG, You guys are awesome!! I was learning and laughing at the same time! Just printed the recipe and can’t wait to get this going!

    • Pamela!! You just made our day!! Thank you so much and we truly hope you love this cucumber and dill salad as much as we do! Let us know how it turns out and what you think!! Best, Kris & Wesley

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