Cucumbers & Dressing Recipe

Cucumbers & Dressing Recipe | Life Is Sweet As A Peach

It’s picnic season, y’all! Which means that there’s a need for tasty summer dishes which you can eat in 90-degree heat without getting a belly ache. This tasty cucumbers and dressing recipe fulfills that need and is one of my favorites.

I first had cucumbers prepared this way at The Pancake Pantry in Gatlinburg a few years ago, and I’ve been trying to recreate the recipe at home since. I think I’m finally pretty close. I grew up eating a standard cucumber, onion, and tomato salad that was made almost identically to this, with apple cider vinegar instead of white vinegar and without the sour cream; but I prefer this version. If you leave out the sour cream, this becomes a recipe that won’t go bad if it sits outside in the heat for long periods, so give it a try as well, depending on your needs.

Creamy Cucumbers and Dressing Recipe


  • 6 medium cucumbers
  • 1 medium sweet vidalia onion
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup white vinegar
  • one 8-oz container of sour cream
  • To taste:
    • kosher salt
    • cracked black pepper
    • dill weed


  1. To peel or not to peel – that is the question. I think this salad looks prettier when you leave the cucumber peels on; but if you hate the taste or the waxy peel, feel free to strip those cukes bare. Then cut the cucumber in half, length-wise, and then chop into thin slices. (You will end up with half moon shapes).
  2. Sprinkle the cucumber chips with salt and let rest for 20 minutes or so. The salt draws out extra water so the dressing isn’t too runny.
  3. While the cucumber slices are resting, chop the onion into thin slices.
  4. Next, mix the ingredients for the dressing. Whisk the vinegar, sugar, sour cream, and spices (salt, pepper, and dill to taste) until smooth.
  5. Add the cucumbers and onions to the dressing and stir well until coated.
  6. Refrigerate for several hours or for the best flavor, overnight.

I brought this to my step-sister’s cookout recently and it was enough of a hit that I made it again for a baby shower I hosted. I hope you enjoy it!

Cucumbers & Dressing Recipe | Life Is Sweet As A Peach



5 thoughts on “Cucumbers & Dressing Recipe

  1. Candace says:

    Hi Aubrey,
    While googling for the Pancake Pantry cuke recipe, I found yours. My niece asked one of the waitresses there for the recipe. Of course, that’s a NO GO! But, she did tell her that one of the ingredients was whipped cream. Hmmmm…I’m going to try yours using 1/2 sour cream and 1/2 whipped cream. Just wanted to let you know about the whipped cream.

    • MrsAubreyB says:

      Hi Candace! That’s genius! I bet instead of using sugar, the sweetness came from the whipped cream. Please let me know if it tastes similar! What a great comment, you made my day! Haha.

  2. Amanda Dodson says:

    I asked myself and im pretty sure it was vinegar, sugar, and whipping cream not whipped cream! But i am excited to chow down on your recipe when I get home! Thank you.

    • Candace says:

      You are right. She was only 13 at the time. Probably didn’t know whipping cream and thought they meant Cool Whip. But, I tried it anyway using homemade whipped cream. It turned out great. I have used both ways and always turns out well. We do low carb so I use sucralose instead of sugar. Not as good, but still doable. I have bookmarked this page now so it won’t take 2+ years to come back. 😉

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