This Easy Cucumber Dill Dip is cool, creamy and has a touch of sriracha sauce for extra kick. Serve it with fresh veggies for a delicious appetizer!
I found this recipe for cucumber dill dip in my grandma's huge collection of recipes, and I finally got around to trying it out. I love a good dip recipe -- chip dips, veggie dips -- it doesn't really matter. I love them all! My grandmother made everything from scratch, but my mom usually bought dips from the store.
My kids love dipping chips and veggies as much as I do, so I started making my dips from scratch. In fact, this is how I got them to start liking raw fruits and veggies! Homemade dips are really easy to make, and they taste way better than anything you can get from the store.
I love cucumbers, and I absolutely love the fresh flavor of dill -- the scent is intoxicating! So when I found this cucumber dill dip recipe, I knew I had to try it ASAP!
This dip recipe is super easy, and you probably have most of the ingredients you need already. I like to keep cucumbers on hand for snacking, so I only had to buy some fresh dill.
Originally, I meant to follow the recipe as closely as possible, but as usual, I ended up changing a few things. Instead of using scallions, I added dried minced onions. I just think they add more flavor. I also used one large cucumber instead on two medium ones, and I added some sea salt.
And finally, I added sriracha sauce instead of the hot pepper sauce mentioned in the original recipe. Since this is a retro recipe, I'm thinking that most people would have used Tabasco Sauce or something like it. But since I had sriracha on hand, that's what I used.
Actually, the sriracha adds just the tiniest bit of heat, so it's more of a flavor boost. It just gives the dip a little something extra, know what I mean? So if you're thinking it might be too spicy, don't worry. My kids had no problem with it!
I cut up some fresh veggies and added a few crackers to go with the dip, and I served it to the kids for an after school snack. They loved it!
How To Make Easy Cucumber Dill Dip
Easy Cucumber Dill Dip
- 1 8-oz package cream cheese, softened
- 1 cup mayonnaise
- 2 teaspoons chopped fresh dill
- 1 large cucumber, peeled, seeded and chopped
- 1 teaspoons dried minced onions
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon sriracha sauce
- ½ teaspoon sea salt
- In a medium-sized bowl, beat the cream cheese with a hand mixer until smooth
- Add the mayonnaise, and beat until creamy
- Stir in the remaining ingredients, cover and refrigerate until ready to serve
Nutrition information is estimated. Please do your own calculation to fit special diets.
This easy cucumber dill dip is perfect for parties, potlucks or any spring or summer gathering. Serve it with fresh veggies, chips or crackers and it makes a delicious appetizer!
My family loved it, and I hope you do too!
Miz Helen says
I just pinned your Easy Cucumber Dill Dip, it looks delicious. Thanks so much for sharing your awesome recipe with us at Full Plate Thursday. Hope you are having a great week and come back to see us real soon!
can I substitute sour cream or greek yogurt for the mayo
I haven't tried it, so I can't say for sure. I'm thinking it might not be as creamy. Let me know how it goes.
carrie @ frugal foodie mama says
This dip sounds so tasty and refreshing! You can never go wrong with the cucumber/dill combo. 🙂
Des @ Life's Ambrosia says
I adore cucumber dill dip. It's one of our favorites!
Ours, too. I can't stop eating it! 🙂
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What a delicious looking dip! I can see myself eating it with everything!
Thanks, Cathy. I even put some on our tacos. 🙂
Erin @ The Speckled Palate says
Cucumber and dill are SUCH a classic combination, and I know without a doubt that my family is gonna LOVE this dip!
You can't go wrong with the classics!
Dorothy at Shockingly Delicious says
This sounds so tasty! Love the dill!
I love fresh dill -- I would add it to so many things if I could!
My kids devour veggies with dip so we usually go that route for meal time. I'm excited to try this for myself though because I love the added kick!
It's really a great way to get the kids to enjoy veggies. 😉
Is it weird that I can almost taste how amazing this dip is by looking at the photo? It looks so cool and creamy and overall perfect!
It's not weird at all! Thanks, Erren. 🙂