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.

Southern Creamy Cucumbers make a light and refreshing summer side. #SplendaSweeties #SweetSwaps

 

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!

Southern Creamy Cucumbers make a great summer side. #SplendaSweeties #SweetSwaps

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 make a light and refreshing summer side. #SplendaSweeties #SweetSwaps
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Southern Creamy Cucumbers
Prep Time
5 mins
Total Time
5 mins
 

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

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Southern
Servings: 8
Calories: 73 kcal
Author: Christin Mahrlig
Ingredients
  • 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
Instructions
  1. Place cucumbers and sweet onion in a medium bowl.
  2. In a small bowl, stir together sour cream, apple cider vinegar, SPLENDA® No Calorie Sweetener, Granulated, salt, pepper, and celery seed.
  3. Pour over cucumbers and toss to coat.
  4. Sprinkle dill on top. Serve immediately or chill for 30-60 minutes.
Recipe Notes

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

Nutrition Facts
Southern Creamy Cucumbers
Amount Per Serving
Calories 73
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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14 thoughts on “Southern Creamy Cucumbers

  1. 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.

  2. 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!

  3. 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).

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