Dill Cucumber Sauce


Dill Cucumber Sauce (photo by Alice Henneman)


Try Dill Cucumber Sauce on salmon (photo by Alice Henneman)

Dill Cucumber Sauce is delicious served with fish and is a great way to use summer’s abundant supply of cucumbers. It is especially tasty with salmon. Or, use it for a vegetable dip or a topping for baked potatoes. Nonfat Greek yogurt adds calcium and helps keep the calories down.

This was the perfect recipe to use for the last of the cucumbers I received in my CSA box from my farmer, Pekarek’s Produce. It is one of my husband’s favorite recipes. He’ll eat any of the remaining sauce straight from the serving dish!


  • Servings: makes about 4 1/4-cup servings
  • Difficulty: easy
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  • 1/2 cup nonfat Greek yogurt
  • 3 tablespoons reduced fat mayonnaise
  • 1 cucumber (peeled, with seeds removed), finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon sweet onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill or 1 teaspoon dried dill
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste


  1. Mix all ingredients together.
  2. Refrigerate for about 1 hour to allow flavors to blend.

Alice’s Tips


  • A quick way to remove the seeds from a cucumber is to cut it in half and scoop them out with the tip of a teaspoon-size measuring spoon.
  • You also might like to thin this sauce with a little milk and use it for a salad dressing.
  • Refrigerate sauce after it has been at room temperature for 2 hours, total time, and plan to enjoy any remaining sauce within 3 to 4 days.


Recipe created by Alice Henneman, MS, RDN, University of Nebraska–Lincoln Extension Educator. For more recipes and tips for fast, healthy and delicious foods, visit cookitquick.org


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