Crispy cucumbers and radishes are the stars in this salad. Add in creamy sour cream, green onions, and fresh dill and you’ll be craving this salad all the time!

Creamy Cucumber Radish Salad in a bowl.

This salad brings back some of my favorite childhood summer memories. Growing up, my mom kept the most thriving garden I knew, and that meant always having fresh veggies on hand. The ultimate garden salad and this salad were our go-to salad options all season long.

How To Make Creamy Cucumber Radish Salad

What does it take to make this recipe? A few fresh veggies and only 10 minutes!

  • Cut the vegetables: Rinse and dry all the veggies. Cut the English cucumbers lengthwise, then thinly slice them. Thinly slice the radishes and the onions. Chop the dill.
  • Combine the veggies: Toss the cucumber slices, radishes, green onions, and dill into a salad bowl.
  • Add in the “cream”: Add in the sour cream and salt, then mix until everything is well combined.

Hot tip: If you’re not planning on eating this salad right away, take a pause on the sour cream. Adding it too early may result in a watery/mushy texture.

Variations & Substitutions

There’s absolutely nothing wrong with changing this recipe to fit your flavor preferences. Check out a few of our ingredient variations in case you want to switch anything up.

  • Greek yogurt: In case you’re out of sour cream or are looking for something that (typically) has less fat, less calories, and more protein, use plain Greek yogurt.
  • Veggies: If you’re looking for another veggie addition to the salad, go for sliced red onions, shredded cabbage, or tomatoes. During the summer months, use fresh garden tomatoes and cucumbers!
  • Cheese: If you love morsels of salt and tang in your salad, add crumbled feta cheese to your bowl.

Tips for the Easiest & Freshest Salad

Salads are one of the easiest things to make. There’s (usually) no cooking, baking, or heat involved — which means it’s almost impossible for anything to go wrong! But — there are still a few tips that’ll make your salad taste even better.

  • Slice the veggies evenly: For the best texture, cut the veggies into similar-sized pieces. If you’re making a small portion, a sharp knife is the easiest way to slice, but if you’re making a large bowl, check out this mandoline slicer to make the process easier and faster.
  • Add in more herbs: If you are an herb-fanatic, feel free to add in other fresh herbs that you love. Parsley and chives are great additions!
  • Season to taste: A common mistake with salads is over-salting. Start with one teaspoon, then slowly add extra salt (or black pepper) to taste.
  • Garnish with extra herbs: For the extra visual appeal and to impress your family/guests, sprinkle extra herbs on top of the salad before serving.
Bowl of Creamy Cucumber Radish Salad.

Serving Suggestions

Cucumber radish salad is the perfect side dish to nearly any meal you can think of. Since the salad is made of fresh veggies, we often pair it with grilled options like chicken kebabs or ribeye steak. Now, we can’t forget the carbs, so creamy mashed potatoes are our go-to. For an indoor option, we pair the cold, creamy salad with hot pressure cooker chuck roast or sheet pan chicken and potatoes.

Storing Cucumber Radish Salad

Cucumber radish salad is best enjoyed on the same day it’s made. If you have leftovers, store them in an airtight container in the fridge. Finish them off within the day, or else the salad turns watery and mushy. After all — cucumbers are more than 90% water.

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Natalya Drozhzhin

Natalya founded Momsdish to demonstrate that placing a homemade meal on the table is not hard at all. Natalya makes cooking easier and approachable, by simplifying the ingredients, while still producing the same great taste.