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Southern Creamy Cucumbers

I made these delicious Southern Creamy Cucumbers using SPLENDA® Sweeteners as a part of a sponsored post for Socialstars #SplendaSweeties #SweetSwaps

You may not think of cucumbers as snacking food, but I grew up snacking on them. During the spring and summer months, my grandmother always had a bowl full of sliced cucumbers floating in ice water with lots of fresh dill sitting on the kitchen table. My grandmother didn’t believe in eating between meals so having this bowl of cucumbers out to snack on was a big deal.

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My second favorite way to snack on cucumbers is this Southern Creamy Cucumber recipe. It is an easy and delicious way to use up all those summer cucumbers.

Southern Creamy Cucumbers make a great summer side. Cool and creamy with a sweet and tangy flavor. #SplendaSweeties #SweetSwaps


This recipe is lightened up with reduced fat sour cream and  SPLENDA® No Calorie Sweetener, Granulated, so you won’t have to feel guilty if you keep going back for one more slice of cucumber!

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In addition to sour cream and SPLENDA® Sweetener, these creamy cucumbers also have a little apple cider vinegar which gives that wonderful sweet and tart flavor.

Thin slices of sweet Vidalia onion and lots of fresh dill really make this creamy snack taste like summer!

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Southern Creamy Cucumbers can be made in only about 5 minutes. I like to chill them for about 30 minutes before serving, but you don’t want to make them too far in advance or they will get runny as liquid starts to escape from the cucumbers into the sauce.

Southern Creamy Cucumbers make a great summer side. Cool and creamy, sweet and tangy. #SplendaSweeties #SweetSwaps

To make it even healthier, you could use Greek yogurt instead of sour cream.

The crunchiness of cucumbers and Vidalia onions in a smooth and creamy sauce is irresistible. Try Southern Creamy Cucumbers as a refreshing snack or pair it with fried chicken or burgers for the perfect summer meal.

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Southern Creamy Cucumbers

Southern Creamy Cucumbers have a cool and creamy, sweet and tangy sauce with lots of fresh dill and Vidalia onion. Great summer side dish.
PREP: 5 minutes
TOTAL: 5 minutes


  • 2-3 medium cucumbers, thinly sliced
  • 1 medium sweet onion, cut in half and thinly sliced
  • 1 cup reduced fat sour cream or Greek yogurt
  • 3-4 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons SPLENDA® No Calorie Sweetener Granulated
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon celery seed
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill


  • Place cucumbers and sweet onion in a medium bowl.
  • In a small bowl, stir together sour cream, apple cider vinegar, SPLENDA® No Calorie Sweetener, Granulated, salt, pepper, and celery seed.
  • Pour over cucumbers and toss to coat.
  • Sprinkle dill on top. Serve immediately or chill for 30-60 minutes.


Start with 3 tablespoons of vinegar and add an extra tablespoon for more tanginess.
Red wine vinegar or rice vinegar can be substituted.


Calories: 73kcal
Author: Christin Mahrlig
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Southern

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19 thoughts on “Southern Creamy Cucumbers”

  1. Gina M Davis

    Same here Rosie! Exact recipe without the splenda wow this is a old one I remember this recipe from cookouts and reunions from forever ago lol and I am in my 50ish phase! Great without the sweetness and I change it up from Duke’s Mayo to Sour Cream or Whole milk organic yogurt depending on the mood 🙂 Now I have cucumbers on the vine so I am off to pick them and make this to go with my Ham Sammy’s for dinner Thanks for the updated version of the Recipe 🙂

  2. We have made this recipe in our family for generations EXCEPT for the Splenda. WHY? Why would you put sweetener in a cucumber salad

  3. Thalia @ butter and brioche

    I love making comforting southern dishes like this! Defintiely going to be making the recipe – creamy cucumbers just sound divine.

  4. Meg @ Noming thru Life

    I am in love with cucumber salads! All types, and I’m super excited to try your Southern rendition. I think I’ll swap out the Splenda for a little honey action 🙂 I’ll let you know how it goes!

  5. I love cucumbers, and your salad is both simple AND delicious (I know because I have made a similar salad for decades).

    BUT, one will never find “SPLENDA”, or any other artificial sweetener, in my house. Never!

    I really wish that foodgawker would develop a system to identify “Sponsored” posts, because I for one do not choose to read commercials — and the “…all opinions are my own” blurb does not cut it for me. Nothing personal, but I long for the “old days” when food bloggers were bloggers, NOT marketers.

    1. Gina M Davis

      Same here Doc lets just have a site that we can actually load without having to wait on the ads it is so commercial now and it really stinks IMO

      1. Christin
        Christin Mahrlig

        Sorry the ads are an inconvenience to you. I work 40+ sometimes 60+ hours a week to run this website which is used for free by over a million people a month and I need to be able to pay my bills.

        1. Susan T Crawford

          I would like to thank you for this website. Ads are just the price we pay for being able to view it. Whiners need to remember that

      2. I don’t like the ads either, but that’s how it can be a free site(which we all LOVE), and bloggers can make money. I get it, just wish they didn’t flash in your face. Lol
        I’m going to make this salad right now.

  6. Melanie @ Carmel Moments

    Oh goodness! Makes me so ready for fresh garden veggies. I love creamy cucumbers. They look fantastic!

  7. Layla @Gimme Delicious

    Oh yum! These cucumbers look super creamy. They would make a great addition to a barbecue!

  8. Thao @ In Good Flavor

    This is such a cool and refreshing side dish for all of the grilling this spring and summer. It is such a nice combination of flavors.

  9. I never really liked cucumbers when I was younger, but I just love them now — they’re so refreshing! This looks like such a delicious and unique way to enjoy them!

  10. Only within the last year did I really start to appreciate cucumbers! This looks delicious!

    And my grandma was the same way! No snacks! Except dessert (but that’s not a snack haha).

  11. Ashley | The Recipe Rebel

    Oh man, I am just dreaming of fresh summer produce now! These look so good!

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