Rating: 4.36 stars
45 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 32
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 2

This is a great summer dip. Its light, flavorful taste is great with chips, fresh bread, on fish, and even with Mediterranean food!

Recipe Summary test

prep:
15 mins
total:
15 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 servings
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Mix the sour cream, cucumber, and dill together in a bowl until thoroughly blended. Stir in the lemon juice and salt. Adjust seasonings to taste. Cover and refrigerate 1 to 2 hours.

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Nutrition Facts

86 calories; protein 1.4g; carbohydrates 2.8g; fat 8g; cholesterol 16.7mg; sodium 215.8mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (46)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
10/20/2007
I had a couple different get-togethers today and knowing I couldn't be in any control of the earlier one and knowing it would be full of calories when I was asked to bring something for the later one I went on a search for a good low calorie veggie dip. I ran into this one and it looked to be right up my alley. I have to say I enjoyed it very much. I only made a couple minor changes. I used fat free sour cream and added some dried thyme and some black pepper. It was delicious and after taking my kids to a carnival where my only choices for dinner were full of calories it was nice to be able to take something healthy to my other get-together. The only thing I would have done differently if I had had it on hand at the time is instead of regular black pepper I would have used freshly ground black pepper. Very good recipe. Thank you. Read More
(71)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
09/21/2009
It's OK; but it is just an Americanized version of the Greek Tzatziki - which uses Greek Yogurt cucumber (Peeled seeded and finely chopped) garlic dill and a tad of XVOO. Read More
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45 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 32
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
10/20/2007
I had a couple different get-togethers today and knowing I couldn't be in any control of the earlier one and knowing it would be full of calories when I was asked to bring something for the later one I went on a search for a good low calorie veggie dip. I ran into this one and it looked to be right up my alley. I have to say I enjoyed it very much. I only made a couple minor changes. I used fat free sour cream and added some dried thyme and some black pepper. It was delicious and after taking my kids to a carnival where my only choices for dinner were full of calories it was nice to be able to take something healthy to my other get-together. The only thing I would have done differently if I had had it on hand at the time is instead of regular black pepper I would have used freshly ground black pepper. Very good recipe. Thank you. Read More
(71)
Rating: 5 stars
10/01/2008
What a wonderful way to use dill and cucumbers from the garden! I chose this recipe because I did not have Greek yogurt on hand and wanted a sauce that could pass as tzatziki. I would definitely recommend this as a substitute. I added a small bit of olive oil mayo to the mixture, just to add thickness. UPDATE: Today I did not have any lemon juice on hand. If you find yourself in this situation, use vinegar as a substitute. However, do not use the full amount. Just add until the dip tastes right. I don't even know how much I added. Also, green onions make a nice addition. Read More
(47)
Rating: 5 stars
08/04/2008
I made this dip last minute to go along with my salmon with lemon and dill (I was a little nervous my company would find the salmon bland). It was super easy and came out great after sitting in the fridge for about an hour. Great complement to the fish I'll most likely serve it on the side anytime I have salmon. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/19/2008
Excellent recipe. I made this for work and 2 people asked me for the recipe and 3 people can't stop talking about it. Instead of grating and extracting the juice I seeded the cucumber and chopped the cucumber into small pieces. This way you could still taste the cucumber. It is a very refreshing dip!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/04/2010
I had never made a dip with grated cucumber but that is a wonderful tip. I salted the grated cucumber and let it drain for a few minutes in a colander then squeezed it dry. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/26/2008
I made this dip for an office party and ALL the ladies loved it. One comment was "I've never tasted anything so fresh and light!" Delicious recipe and perfect for a summer snack:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/30/2008
This dip is excellent. I needed a dip for a crudite platter I made and I thought about buying a dip then I found this recipe and thought I'd try it. I'm so glad I did because people RAVED about it. People said "it tastes so fresh". It's so light it's perfect for the warm weather. I'll definately make this again. Oh I didn't add nearly that much lemon juice I added just a squeeze. Read More
(15)
Rating: 5 stars
05/23/2009
I love this recipe with garlic. Add one clove of pressed garlic for each 16 oz of sour cream. Or more if you are a garlic lover like I am. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/20/2010
This is fast quick and easy. A Great alternative if you don't have plain yogurt to make Tatziki. I added a little bit of mayo with olive oil and a teaspoon of minced garlice. I didn't have fresh dill so I used dried. I also used reduced fat sour cream. I used this to top the Spinach and Feta Turkey burger (recipe can be found on this site) So good! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
09/21/2009
It's OK; but it is just an Americanized version of the Greek Tzatziki - which uses Greek Yogurt cucumber (Peeled seeded and finely chopped) garlic dill and a tad of XVOO. Read More
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