Vegan creamy cucumber dill salad

This vegan creamy cucumber dill salad is perfect all year long! It’s light, refreshing, and full of flavor. It is the perfect salad to serve as a side dish for a vegan meatloaf or for lunch with seed crackers and cream cheese.

Vegan creamy cucumber dill salad in a small dish with seed crackers and a limade on the side.

About this recipe

My family has German roots, and I still remember visiting my great-aunt from time to time as a kid. When we had dinner at her place, she served meatloaf, this creamy cucumber dill salad, and a coffee cake for dessert.

There isn’t a German recipe for cucumber salad, but common ingredients include cucumbers, vinegar, and seasonings. This is my vegan version, and the result is a light, slightly tangy, fresh dish.





A bowl with yogurt, cucumbers and apple cider and dill on the side

Ingredients

  • Vegan yogurt. I use cashew yogurt, but coconut or almond yogurt also works great. Make sure you use unsweetened. In a pinch, you could sub with homemade sour cream.
  • Apple cider vinegar (affiliate link), I like my salad extra tangy, but if you want a milder salad, use rice vinegar.
  • Salt & freshly ground pepper
  • Dill, fresh is best, in my opinion, but you could sub with dried weed dill.
  • Cucumbers use English or Persian cucumbers; they are less watery and crunchier than the regular garden cucumber.

Types of cucumber

  • English cucumber. The English cucumber is a type of cucumber that is typically longer and thinner than other cucumber varieties. It is also known as a seedless cucumber or hothouse cucumber. The English cucumber is a versatile vegetable used in various dishes, from salads to sandwiches.
  • Pickling cucumber. Pickling cucumbers are cucumbers that are preserved in vinegar or brine solution. They are often used as a condiment or side dish.
  • Lemon cucumber . Lemon cucumbers are a type of cucumber that is yellow in color and has a slightly sour taste. They are often used in salads or as garnish.
  • Persian cucumber. The Persian cucumber is a type of cucumber that is typically shorter and thinner than other cucumber varieties. They have a milder flavor than other cucumbers and thin, edible skin. Persian cucumbers are a good source of vitamins C and K and fiber.
  • Garden cucumber. Cucumbers are a type of garden vegetable typically green with a long, cylindrical shape. They are related to squash, melons, and pumpkins. Perfect for juicing.
FUN FACTS

Cucumbers are over 90% water, which makes them a refreshing and hydrating food. They are also a good source of Vitamin C and potassium.
thinly sliced persian cucumbers in a matte black bowl.

How to make the vegan cucumber salad

  1. Mix the yogurt, apple cider vinegar (affiliate link), dill, and salt and pepper in a bowl.
  2. Using a sharp knife, cut the cucumber in half lengthwise. Cut each half lengthwise again. Slice the cucumber thinly, angling a knife as you slice, or use a mandoline.
  3. Add the sliced cucumbers to the bowl and mix carefully. Enjoy.
cucumber dill salad in a bowl with salt dish  and pepper on the side.

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Vegan creamy cucumber dill salad

Vegan Creamy Cucumber Dill Salad

Alejandra Graf
This vegan cucumber dill salad is perfect for summer! It's light, refreshing, and full of flavor.
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
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Total Time 15 mins
Course Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 4 people
Calories 157 kcal

Equipment

  • Sharp knife
  • Mandoline

Ingredients
  

  • ½ cup Vegan yogurt.
  • 2 tbsp Apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Salt & freshly ground pepper
  • 1 tablespoon fresh Dill 1 teaspoon dried
  • 2 Cucumbers, english cucumbers

Instructions
 

  • Mix the yogurt, apple cider vinegar, dill, and salt and pepper in a bowl.
  • Using a sharp knife, cut the cucumber in half lengthwise. Cut each half lengthwise again. Slice the cucumber thinly, angling a knife as you slice, or use a mandoline.
  • Add the sliced cucumbers to the bowl and mix carefully. Enjoy.

Notes

  • Vegan yogurt. I use cashew yogurt, but coconut or almond yogurt also works great. Make sure you use unsweetened. In a pinch, you could sub with homemade sour cream.
  • Apple cider vinegar, I like my salad extra tangy, but if you want a milder salad, use rice vinegar.
  • Salt & freshly ground pepper
  • Dill, fresh is best, in my opinion, but you could sub with dried weed dill.
  • Cucumbers use English or Persian cucumbers; they are less watery and crunchier than the regular garden cucumber.

Nutrition

Serving: 1servingCalories: 157kcalCarbohydrates: 26gProtein: 14gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0.3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.2gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.1gTrans Fat: 0.01gCholesterol: 5mgSodium: 2375mgPotassium: 1048mgFiber: 3gSugar: 13gVitamin A: 665IUVitamin C: 17mgCalcium: 211mgIron: 2mg
Keyword cucmber salad, cucumber cooler

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