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Last updated on August 10, 2023 by Toya
The best, simplest, creamiest keto cucumber salad with sour cream you can find. The recipe is super simple and includes fresh cucumbers, sour cream, onions and dill with only 3.6g carbs and 92 calories per serving! This means it’s perfect if you’re looking for keto meal ideas under 300 calories! If you’re craving a fresh cold salad, this creamy keto cucumber salad should be at the top of your list!
Keto Cucumber Salad
This keto cucumber and onion salad is made with sour cream and dill, and, like this Avocado and strawberry salad, is an amazing cold summer salad, perfect for hot summer days. This makes this creamy salad the perfect side dish to accompany this hearty jambalaya recipe.
Also because cucumbers are made mostly of water, this easy keto salad is super hydrating and crunchy with a dose of creaminess from the sour cream – absolutely perfect in every way.
The best part is that this is a very cheap recipe to make because it only uses a handful of inexpensive ingredients like my other affordable keto recipes that are perfect for anyone who wants to go keto with a limited budget.
How many carbs are in cucumbers?
Cucumbers are very low in carbohydrates and contain only 2.7 grams of total carbohydrates in each cup and 0.8 grams of fiber. That means you’ll find 1.9 grams of net carbs in every cup of cucumber. This makes this vegetable an incredible option for keto salads and other keto cucumber recipes.
Tips for Making This Creamy Keto Cucumber Salad
- Choose the right cucumbers: Opting for smaller cucumbers will be a great idea. Larger ones can be bitter, while smaller ones have a slightly sweeter taste, perfect for salad.
- Persian or English cucumbers: These two types of cucumbers are excellent because their skin is thinner. Just wash these cucumbers thoroughly and cut them into slices as there is no need to peel them.
- Refrigerate 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 fraîche and you will get a completely new and amazing salad!
Ingredients to Make Low Carb Cucumber Salad
- 1/3 cup sour cream
- 1/2 tablespoon freshly chopped dill or a dill sub like 1 teaspoon dried dill
- 1 tablespoon of olive oil
- 1 tablespoon of white wine vinegar
- ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 4 cups cucumbers, sliced
- ½ red onion, thinly sliced
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How to make keto cucumber salad with sour cream
To make this easy keto-cucumber-dill salad, gather all of your ingredients in one place. Then slice your cucumbers and chop your onions.
Then mix all the ingredients for the low-carb dressing in a bowl.
Then pour the vinaigrette over the cucumbers and onions.
Mix to combine. Then refrigerate this keto cucumber salad for 30 minutes before serving.
Serve and enjoy this simple and easy, low-calorie, low-carb cucumber salad anytime. I love making delicious chicken and cucumber sandwiches with slices of my keto artisan bread. You should try it one of these days. You can also serve this salad alongside a bowl of ramen noodles for a complete meal!
Also feel free to check out some of my other low calorie keto meals that are under 400 calories here.
How to Make Dairy-Free Cucumber Salad
To make this recipe dairy-free, simply replace the sour cream with 1/2 cup dairy-free coconut yogurt alternative. Keep all other ingredients the same as they are naturally dairy-free.
Variations for this Creamy Low-Carb Cucumber Salad
Just in case you want to make some adjustments to this recipe, here are some ideas I recommend:
Keto cucumber salad with mayonnaise: You can use mayonnaise instead of sour cream or in addition to sour cream and enjoy a creamy low-carb cucumber salad with mayonnaise.
Keto Cucumber Feta Salad: To take this salad to the next level, add feta cheese to this recipe.
Keto Avocado and Cucumber Salad: Remove the dressing (or save it if you like) and add about 1/2 cup avocado to this recipe.
What to serve with keto cucumber-dill salad
You can serve this creamy and easy cucumber salad with:
How to Store This Creamy Keto Cucumber Salad
You can store the salad in the refrigerator (airtight container) for up to 2 days. Salad does not freeze well, so avoid freezing it.
Can this salad be made in advance?
Yes, this salad can be made in advance. Be sure to keep the cucumber slices and dressing in separate containers and store them separately in the refrigerator until you are ready to serve your salad.
FAQs on Eating Cucumbers on Keto
Are cucumbers keto?
Yes, cucumbers are keto since this vegetable contains only 3.63 g of carbohydrates in 100 grams of cucumbers. Plus, you can even reduce the carb content of cucumbers by simply removing the skin.
How many carbs are in skinless cucumbers?
Raw peeled cucumbers contain 2.16 grams of carbohydrates per 100 grams.
How many net carbs are in skinless cucumbers?
According to Food’s central data, there are 2.16 grams of total carbohydrates and 0.7 grams of fiber in 100 grams of raw cucumbers without the skin. To find net carbs, you subtract fiber from total carbs. Therefore, there are 1.46 grams of net carbs in 100 grams of raw, peeled cucumbers.
Is cucumber salad keto?
Generally, cucumber salads are keto, especially if they are made with keto ingredients like cucumbers, onions, sour cream, mayonnaise, vinegar, etc. However, some cucumber salads tend to include ingredients like chickpeas, buttermilk, and sugar. These are not keto.
Amount per serving: Calories: 92 Total fat: 7.7g Saturated fat: 3g Cholesterol: 8mg Sodium: 13 mg Carbohydrates: 4.7g Net Carbs: 3.6g Fiber: 1.1g Sugar: 2.3g Protein: 1.5g
1/3 cup sour cream
1/2 tablespoon fresh dill, chopped or 1 teaspoon dried dill
1 tablespoon of olive oil
1 tablespoon of white wine vinegar
¼ teaspoon garlic powder
Salt and pepper to taste
4 cups cucumbers, sliced
½ red onion, thinly sliced
- Gather your ingredients in one place. Make sure to slice your cucumbers and chop your onions.
- Then mix all the ingredients for the low-carb dressing in a bowl.
- Then pour the vinaigrette over the cucumbers and onions.
- Mix and refrigerate for 30 minutes before serving.
- Serve and enjoy.
Portion: 1 bowl
Amount per serving:
Calories: 92Total fat: 7.7gSaturated fat: 3gCholesterol: 8mgSodium: 13 mgCarbohydrates: 4.7gNet Carbs: 3.6gFiber: 1.1gSugar: 2.3gProtein: 1.5g