|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 10g||13%|
|Saturated Fat 6g||29%|
|Total Carbohydrate 3g||1%|
|Dietary Fiber 0g||1%|
|Total Sugars 2g|
|Vitamin C 1mg||6%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
This cucumber dip is an easy mixture of chopped cucumber, cream cheese, a little onion, and cream. So refreshing and cool, this dip is perfect for those warm summer days garnished with slices of cucumbers and served with chips or crackers.
What kind of cucumber is best to use in a dip?
The varieties of cucumbers we recommend using in dips are:
- English cucumbers, also known as hothouse cucumbers, which are seedless and found in grocery stores usually wrapped in plastic; and
- Persian cucumbers, which are similar to English cucumbers. There is no need to peel them, as both of these types of cucumbers are mild in flavor and have thin skins.
- Garden cucumbers, which are dark green and have smooth skin, are usually waxed if in grocery stores; you should peel this variety of cucumber before using it.
Can you make this dip ahead of time?
Yes! You can absolutely make this dip ahead of time to use for a party, gathering, potluck, or snack. Let it chill out in the refrigerator for a few hours or overnight.
When ready to eat, pair it with some homemade air fryer chips, fresh vegetables such as celery, carrots, broccoli, and other veggies, or try some slices of pita or crackers with it.
1 (3-ounce) package cream cheese
2 tablespoons finely chopped onion
1/2 cup finely chopped cucumber
1/4 cup light cream, or half-and-half, or as needed
1 dash salt
1/4 medium cucumber, thinly sliced, unpeeled, for garnish
Steps to Make It
Gather the ingredients.
Combine cream cheese, onion, and finely chopped cucumber.
Add light cream or half-and-half until the mixture is dipping consistency. Add salt to taste.
Garnish with cucumber slices and serve with chips, vegetable sticks, or crackers.
- Soften the cream cheese before combining it with the onion and cucumber for easier blending.
- Spread this dip on some bread along with slices of turkey or chicken, and tomatoes for a delicious sandwich.
- Great to use as a side with meats, such as lamb or pork. It's a great dip to dunk pieces of meat into.
- Add 1/2 to 1 teaspoon, or to taste, of freshly chopped dill to the dip.
- Don't like onion? Simply leave it out of the dip.
- Add a dash of lemon or lime juice for a tangier taste.
How to Store
- Any leftover cucumber dip should be stored in an airtight container and placed in the refrigerator, where it will keep for three to four days.
- This dip does not freeze well, as cucumbers get squishy when frozen.