Keto Creamy Cucumber Salad (Just 6 Ingredients!)

Last Updated on November 18, 2022 by Toya

The best, easiest, and creamiest keto cucumber salad recipe you can find. The recipe is super easy and features fresh cucumbers, sour cream, onions, and dill with only 3.6g of carbs and 92 calories per serving! If you’re craving a fresh cold salad, this keto creamy cucumber salad should be at the top of your list!

keto cucumber salad

 

Keto cucumber salad 

This keto cucumber and onion salad is made with sour cream and dill, and, like this avocado strawberry salad, is an amazing cold type of summer salad that is perfect for hot summer days.

Also, because cucumbers are made mainly of water, this easy keto salad is very hydrating and crunchy with a dose of creaminess coming from the sour cream – absolutely perfect in every way.

The best part is, this is a super cheap recipe to make as it only uses a handful of cheap ingredients like my other affordable keto recipes that are perfect for anyone who wants to do keto on a budget

How many carbs are in cucumbers?

Cucumbers are very low in carbs and only contain 2.7 grams of total carbs in every cup and 0.8 grams of fiber. This means that you will find 1.9 grams of net carbs in every cup of cucumbers. This makes this vegetable an amazing option for keto salads and other keto cucumber recipes.

 

Tips to make this keto creamy cucumber salad

  • Choose the right cucumbers: Going with smaller cucumbers will be a great idea. The bigger ones may be bitter, while the smaller ones have a mild sweeter taste which is perfect for the salad.
  • Persian or English cucumbers: Both of these are great as their skin is thinner. Just thoroughly wash these cucumbers and slice them as there is no need to peel them.
  • Chill the salad for at least 30 minutes before serving. This step will allow the flavors of the keto cucumber and onion salad to develop.
  • Instead of sour cream, you can use crème Fraiche, and you will get a salad that is completely new and amazing!

 

Ingredients to make low carb cucumber salad

Dressing:

  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 tbsp fresh dill weed, chopped or 1 tsp dried dill weed
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • ¼ tsp garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Additional:

  • 4 cups cucumbers, sliced
  • ½ red onion, thinly sliced

 

How to make keto cucumber salad with sour cream 

To make this easy keto cucumber dill sala, gather all your ingredients in one place. Then slice your cucumbers and chop up your onions.

ingredients for cucumber salad

 

Then combine all the low carb salad dressing ingredients in a bowl.

 

Next, pour the salad dressing over the cucumbers and onions.

 

Toss to combine. Then chill this keto friendly cucumber salad for 30 minutes before serving.

low carb cucumber salad

 

Serve and enjoy this simple and easy low calorie, low carb cucumber salad anytime. Also, feel free to check out some of my other low calorie keto meals that are under 400 calories right here. 

 

How to make a dairy free cucumber salad

To make this recipe dairy free, simply replace the sour cream with a 1/2 cup dairy free coconut yogurt alternative. Keep all the other ingredients the same as they’re naturally dairy free. 

 

Variations for this easy recipe

Just in case you want to make some adjustments to this recipe, here are some ideas I recommend:

Keto cucumber salad with mayo: You can use mayo in place of sour cream or in addition to the sour cream and enjoy a creamy low carb cucumber salad with mayo.

Keto cucumber feta salad: To take this salad to the next level, add some feta cheese to this recipe.

Keto cucumber avocado salad: Remove the dressing (or keep it if you like) and add about a 1/2 cup of avocado to this recipe.

 

What to serve with cucumber dill salad

You can serve this easy healthy creamy cucumber salad with:

 

keto creamy cucumber salad

How to store cucumber keto salad

You can store the salad in a fridge (airtight container) for up to 2 days. The salad does not freeze well, so skip freezing.

 

Can this salad be made ahead?

Yes, this salad can be made ahead. Make sure to keep the slice cucumbers and the salad dressing in separate containers and store them separately in a fridge until you’re ready to serve your salad.

FAQs about eating cucumbers on keto

Are cucumbers keto?

Yes, cucumbers are keto since this vegetable contains only 3.63 g of carbs in 100 grams of cucumbers.  Plus you can even reduce the carb content in cucumbers by simply peeling the skins off.

How many carbs are in cucumbers without peel?

Raw peeled cucumbers contain 2.16 grams of carbs in 100 grams. 

How many net carbs are in cucumbers without peel?

According to Food central data, there are 2.16 grams of total carbs and 0.7 grams of fiber in 100 grams of raw cucumbers without the peel. To find net carb, you minus the fiber from the total carbs. Therefore, There are 1.46 grams of net carbs in every 100 grams of raw, peeled cucumbers. 

Is cucumber salad keto?

Generally, cucumber salads are keto, especially if they’re made with keto ingredients like cucumbers, onions, sour cream, mayo, vinegar, etc. However, some cucumber salads tend to include ingredients like chickpeas, buttermilk, and sugar. These are not keto.

Nutrition facts

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 92 Total Fat: 7.7g Saturated Fat: 3g Cholesterol: 8mg Sodium: 13mg Carbohydrates: 4.7g Net Carbohydrates: 3.6g Fiber: 1.1g Sugar: 2.3g Protein: 1.5g

 

Keto Creamy Cucumber Salad

Keto Creamy Cucumber Salad

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

The best, easiest and creamiest keto cucumber salad recipe you can find. The recipe is super easy and features fresh cucumbers, sour cream, onions and dill.

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 tbsp fresh dill weed, chopped or 1 tsp dried dill weed
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • ¼ tsp garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 4 cups cucumbers, sliced
  • ½ red onion, thinly sliced

Instructions

    1. Gather your ingredients in one place. Make sure you slice your cucumbers and chop up your onions.
    2. Then combine all the low carb salad dressing ingredients in a bowl.
    3. Next, pour the salad dressing over cucumbers and onions.
    4. Toss to combine and chill for 30 minutes before serving.
    5. Serve and enjoy.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1 bowl
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 92Total Fat: 7.7gSaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 8mgSodium: 13mgCarbohydrates: 4.7gNet Carbohydrates: 3.6gFiber: 1.1gSugar: 2.3gProtein: 1.5g

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