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Creamy Buttermilk Cucumbers

Creamy Buttermilk Cucumbers

Creamy Buttermilk Cucumbers is the perfect light and healthy side for your summer cookouts and potlucks. Fresh cucumbers are thinly sliced and tossed in a tangy mixture of buttermilk and sour cream with a little sugar and apple cider vinegar.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine Southern
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 78 kcal


  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup whole buttermilk
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoons chopped fresh dill
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives
  • 2 large English cucumbers


  1. In a large bowl, whisk together sour cream, buttermilk, sugar, vinegar, salt, pepper, onion powder, and garlic powder.

  2. About 30 to 60 minutes before serving, toss in cucumbers, and herbs. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Recipe Notes

The sour cream mixture can be made 24 hours ahead of time and refrigerated until needed.

Nutrition Facts
Creamy Buttermilk Cucumbers
Amount Per Serving
Calories 78 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 16mg5%
Sodium 330mg14%
Potassium 60mg2%
Carbohydrates 4g1%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 245IU5%
Vitamin C 0.9mg1%
Calcium 49mg5%
Iron 0.1mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.