Sunday, April 20, 2014

Creamy Cucumber Dressing

As a girl, I remember eating a Roast Beef and Cucumber Pita drizzled with Kraft Creamy Cucumber Dressing. They do not make that dressing anymore. I hear they make a Cucumber Ranch, but I haven't seen it in a long time. I really wanted to make one of those childhood pitas, so I started looking for recipes. So many recipes looked like ranch dressing with added cucumber. A few looked more like the Greek dip Tzatziki. Some recipes used non fat Greek yogurt. Some milk or buttermilk. I got so confused. As I remember the dressing, it was just a nice creamy cucumber flavor. So I skipped the yogurt and the buttermilk. I decided to let the cucumber thin out the dressing. It turned out really delicious. I had a hard time waiting for the flavors to blend. I could not wait to make a sandwich. This dressing was great on everything, the sandwich I described, a lettuce wrap and a garden salad. I am so happy to have this dressing with spring here and summer approaching.

Creamy Cucumber Dressing
Makes approx. 2 cups; 16 servings

1/2 English cucumber, peeled, seeded and chopped
1/4 cup light mayonnaise
3/4 cup light sour cream
1-1/2 tsp lemon juice
1/2 tsp salt
1 green onion, sliced
1/2 tsp dill, minced
1/2 tsp garlic, minced
Dash white pepper
A sprinkle cayenne pepper


Place the cucumber and all other ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. You may have to push or stir ingredients once to get things started. Once blended smooth, cover and place in the refrigerator to let flavors blend. Serve as a salad dressing or dipping sauce.

Nutritional Information per serving (2 Tbsp.): Calories 25.4, Total Fat 1.8 g, Saturated Fat 0.9 g, Polyunsaturated Fat 0.5 g, Monounsaturated Fat 0.3 g, Cholesterol 4.8 mg, Sodium 115.0 mg, Potassium 13.7 mg, Total Carbohydrate 1.4 g, Dietary Fiber 0.1 g, Sugars 0.9 g, Protein 0.8 g.

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  1. This dressing sounds like it would be good on pretty much everything. I have cucumber plants in my garden and will (hopefully!) need lots of recipes using cucumbers. Thanks, Denise!

  2. Sounds delicious. I bet you could use Greek yogurt instead of the mayonnaise and sour cream (may need to use something to thin it a little) too. It would be great with a pita sandwich.

  3. I love cucumbers! I can picture enjoying this cool dressing on a hot summer day. Can't wait for cucumbers from my garden to make it with!
    Thanks for sharing at Full plate Thursdays!

  4. Fabulous I love a new salad dressing.

  5. Delicious Cucumber Dressing! Hope you are having a great weekend and thanks so much for sharing your awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  6. Definitely a healthier alternative. Thanks for sharing with 4 seasons blog hop this wonderful dressing. Have a nice day. Cheers.


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