Tangy Creamy Buttermilk Cucumbers

June 8, 2010
Tangy Creamy Buttermilk Cucumbers

Test Kitchen-Approved

Author Notes:

This is my favorite summertime recipe. It always reminds me of my grandma who would use farm fresh cucumbers to make this delicious summer salad. - slulibby


Food52 Review: Slulibby's simple, straightforward salad is very refreshing. The tart and sweet elements come together on a backdrop of crisp, cool cucumber and crunchy onions. The thick sour cream and buttermilk feel very luxurious and the dill adds a great summery, green flavor -- perfect for a picnic on a sunny day. - Stephanie
The Editors

Serves: 6


  • 3 cucumbers-sliced thinly
  • 1 onion-sliced into thin rounds
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon dried dill
  • 2 tablespoons fresh dill
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt and pepper
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
In This Recipe


  1. Combine the cucumbers and onions in a deep bowl
  2. In a separate bowl, whisk together the buttermilk, sour cream, vinegar, sugar, dill, salt, pepper, garlic and paprika.
  3. Pour the buttermilk over the vegetables and refrigerate for an hour.

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1 Review

HungryLemur June 8, 2010
I like this. The paprika really makes the flavor pop.