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Grandma’s Creamy Cucumber Salad – Taste never gets old

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The Sunday lunch highlight at my Grandma’s place wasn’t the roast for me. Nope, it was the cucumber salad. I know, children might have odd food preferences, but that salad was what I was looking forward to when visiting my grandparents (well, foodwise).

Funny enough, when I still had no, I mean absolutely no idea of cooking, these kinds of dishes always were some sort of wizardry for me. How can one combine various ingredients in such a way that something as tasty as this creamy cucumber salad comes out? Impossible.

Ironically, it’s the easiest recipe ever. Six super simple ingredients tossed together and you’re done: cucumber, onion, cream, vinegar, salt and sugar.

It was a bit silly, if not stupid, that I never asked my grandma for more recipes. When I finally came up with that idea her Alzheimer’s was already too far progressed. Oh well, at least this cucumber salad stayed with me. Thanks Bernadine!

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Grandma’s Creamy Cucumber Salad - Taste never gets old - salad in a bowl #quick #salt |

Here are a few creamy cucumber salad tips

Firstly: always slice the cucumber as thinly as possible. This is a delicate recipe with a perfect balance of flavour and texture – thick lumps of cucumber just won’t do. Dicing the onion as small as possible is excellent, too.

Secondly, this salad gets better by the hour. Literally. It needs to sit in the fridge for at least two hours, and if possible, longer. If you can resist eating it until the next day then you’ll be rewarded all the more.

Another addition to the recipe, and this one coming from me, is dill. If you have some, throw it on – the pairing works perfectly! Don’t worry if you haven’t – the recipe survived thirty years without it, and will continue to do so.

So, on behalf on me and my grandma Bernadine, sit back, relax and enjoy her traditional creamy cucumber salad.

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5 from 4 votes

Grandma’s Creamy Cucumber Salad

This classic creamy cucumber salad has been passed down for good reason – it’s incredible! It’s also simple and quick, just the way it should be.
Course Side
Time 5 minutes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 4 as a side
Calories 154kcal
Author Bernadine Fox, Hauke’s grandma



  • 2 tbsp dill, fresh (fresh or frozen)


  • Finely slice the cucumber and finely dice the onion. All really, really fine 🙂
  • Add to a bowl and mix in the cream.
  • Finish off the salad with the vinegar, sugar and salt.
  • Mix well and let the salad rest for at least 2 hours for maximum taste.
  • Enjoy!


Nutrition Facts
Grandma’s Creamy Cucumber Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 154 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 9g56%
Cholesterol 54mg18%
Sodium 308mg13%
Potassium 151mg4%
Carbohydrates 4g1%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 650IU13%
Vitamin C 3.6mg4%
Calcium 39mg4%
Iron 0.2mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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About Hauke Fox

I'm always on the lookout for these damn smart recipes. You know, those that only take a few minutes to put together and taste delicious. Vegetarian Cooking at home is a way to take back control over what I eat. I don't like what many companies do to animals and the environment with their products.


  1. Hi Hauke, I don’t like to use dairy and was wondering whether this salad would work using plain soy yoghurt instead of the cream?
    Thanks, Sue

    • Hi Sue,
      hmm, that’s a good question. I’ve never tried it with soy yogurt. All in all I’m sure the taste would be very different since yogurt usually has around 4% fat, cream around 30%. So, if you’d like to make it vegan, I’d look for something with more fat. There are deffo soy creams out there that fit the bill 🙂

  2. 5 stars
    I’m currently eating it and I love it! I’m a big cumcumber eater so I’m in love with that salad *-*

  3. I haven’t made it yet, but have the mini cucumbers. Do you use heavy cream or half and half?
    This looks like what my grandmother made that I loved.

    • Hi Cynthia, we use cream for it. Just looked up, if heavy cream and cream are the same. To me it looks like it. We mean the liquidy approx 35% fat cream 🙂

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