Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  94
  • Protein  1 g
  • Carbohydrates  9 g
  • Fat  6 g
  • Cholesterol  16 mg
  • Sodium  26 mg
  • Potassium  125 mg
  • Phosphorus  47 mg
  • Calcium  43 mg
  • Fiber  0.5 g

Creamy Cucumber Salad

Enjoy the chilliness of this Creamy Cucumber Salad on a hot summer day. You can eat this kidney-friendly salad as is, or add onion and cilantro to bring in more flavors.

Diet types:

  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes

Recipe submitted by DaVita dietitian Christine from Illinois.

Portions: 2     Serving size: 1/2 cup


  • 1 medium cucumber
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon fresh dill weed 


  1. Thinly slice cucumber.
  2. Mix together sour cream, vinegar (or lemon juice), sugar (or sweetener) and pepper.
  3. Combine mixture with cucumbers. Chill before serving.
  4. Garnish with fresh chopped dill weed if desired.

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 1 vegetable, low potassium
  • 1 fat


Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

  • Replace vinegar with lemon juice if preferred.
  • For a variation add 2 tablespoons chopped onion or chives.
  • For a lighter version, substitute fat-free sour cream instead of regular sour cream.

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Creamy Cucumber Salad

Chivoville says:


Love it! Refreshing side dish for a hot summer day. I added 1 tablespoonful of chopped red onion, and to avoid a trip to the store I used apple cider vinegar and dill weed from my spice rack and it still came out great. Next time I make it,(soon!) I will probably cut the sugar back to 1 teaspoonful.

Aug. 16, 2014, 7:24 AM - Inappropriate review?

Creamy Cucumber Salad

caffish55 says:


I made this but didn't add the sour cream, I don't like sour cream & I used sweetner & added extra vinegar & it still is too sweet so, what can I do? I'm going to add extra cucumbers & more vinegar today, does anyone have any suggestions? Thanks. Dietitian comment: Try omitting the sweetener and see how it tastes. Be sure the vinegar you use is not seasoned. Some seasoned vinegar,s like seasoned rice vinegar, contain sugar.

Jul. 15, 2014, 11:07 AM - Inappropriate review?

Creamy Cucumber Salad

mikestanko says:


great salad

Jul. 30, 2013, 6:46 PM - Inappropriate review?

Creamy Cucumber Salad

bonnie2 says:


can I use salad dressing or mayo in place of sour cream?? Dietitian comment: You can but be aware the fat and sodium content is higher with this change.

Mar. 26, 2013, 9:06 AM - Inappropriate review?

Creamy Cucumber Salad

liver2012 says:


This was fantastic. I loved it. My wife added a little more dill and used lemon. I put it on top of my lettuce.

Jan. 21, 2013, 8:08 PM - Inappropriate review?

Creamy Cucumber Salad

anzarim says:


I make this for my father-in-law using the lemon juice, light sour cream, and sugar substitute. It's quick, easy, and he loves it!

Dec. 02, 2012, 1:37 PM - Inappropriate review?

Creamy Cucumber Salad

worldvuu says:


I have a different creamy cucumber salad option. It must have come from Mrs. Dash. 1 lg cucumber thinly sliced 2 tsp Mrs. Dash Garlic/Herb 1 tsp Mrs. Dash lemon/pepper 1 1/2 Tbs vinegar 1 1/2 tsp sugar 1/2 cup sour cream 1/2 cup chopped onion Mix together and chill 1-2 hours before serving. I make this and use 3 tbs. on top of lettuce replacing salad dressing.

Sep. 01, 2010, 2:30 PM - Inappropriate review?

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