Monday, July 9, 2012

Homemade Cucumber Dill Dressing

cucumber dill dressing on romaine

I'm keeping cool this summer  by making simple meals that don't require cooking and heating up the kitchen.

Have you ever been to a restaurant that served a wedge of lettuce as the salad?
Although the salad may have been simple, the dressing is usually fabulous. 

My homemade cucumber sour cream (and vegan alternative) dressing is one of those dressings! It's rich and delicious and tastes best with just plain green lettuce. I used  organic romaine lettuce garnished with fresh organic mint (from my herb garden), and a little freshly grated Parmesan cheese. I then drenched the lettuce in my cucumber dressing and devoured. It looked simple, but tasted divine! Of course the dressing is also gluten free and low carb.

The weather has been so hot (over 100 yesterday).

Assemble Ingredients


 This salad worked as a perfect light lunch.
 I just whizzed the ingredients for the dressing in the blender,  It was refreshing and light yet surprisingly filling! There is nothing like the taste of real homemade dressing without all the chemicals and salt! 

Variation: Sometimes I cut up halves of fresh avocado and add it to the salad.

Dressing Ingredients: 
1/2 Kirby or Persian cucumber, peeled and diced (about 1/4 cup cucumber)
5-7 fresh mint leaves
1/4 cup fresh dill
1 tablespoon rice vinegar
1 cup of sour cream, Greek Yogurt, or vegan sour cream
( I saw a recipe on a blog called Big Raw and Vegan Living Food that has a recipe for vegan sour cream)
Salt and pepper to taste ( I did not use any)

Whiz all of the ingredients in the blender until smooth .
Serve immediately over romaine lettuce

***If you are looking for a salad with more salad ingredients, try my  Arugula and Cashew Salad , or my  Jicama Rainbow Salad With Mint which have been two of my most popular posts. 

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  1. Judee this sounds very refreshing! I love the combo of cukes and sour cream! Giving this one a try!

  2. Looks delicious. I will have to try!!

  3. This sounds so delicious and perfect for Summer. Great flavors. I can't wait to give this a try.

  4. This would cool me off for sure. This would have been a large part of dinner tonight had I seen it earlier (the other part being a huge fruit salad). Too hot to cook here too!
    Thank you for sharing this with See Ya In the Gumbo.

  5. I have a nice batch of dill just waiting for something like this :)

  6. I would love it, if you would share this, & any others you may have, on my recipe link up.

  7. Your dressing sounds delicious - I love the cucumber and dill combination, and the creamy texture the sour cream gives.

  8. Nice! This sounds delicious. I've pinned the recipe so I can give it a try this weekend. Thank you for sharing it.

  9. We are living on salads too and your cucumber dressing sounds like a fresh way for us to mix it up this week. Thanks for sharing on BeColorful's Motivated Monday.

  10. Judee: this dressing looks awesome - I'm going to make it this week. I've been in a salad dressing rut and this will solve the problem.

    1. Dan,
      It's a great recipe, but go easy on the cucumber or it could be too thin.

  11. Very refreshing summer dressing. I love the combination of mint and dill.

  12. Hi Judee,
    This is a delicious dressing that we will really enjoy! Hope you are having a fantastic week and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  13. I love cucumber mint sauce, this is pretty similar, so I bet it is amazing.

    Thanks for linking up to Healthy 2Day Wednesday! Hope to see you again tomorrow.

  14. love this!!!!!!xo P.S> I hope to see you at the hop tomorrow!

  15. YUM. I always love new homemade salad dressings.


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