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Buttermilk Cucumber Salad

This salad is good freshly made or refrigerated and served within 2 days. It is a creamy, refreshing salad for the summer.Buttermilk Cucumber Salad

Serves 4.


  • 1 medium red onion
  • 1/4 c apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 c water
  • 2 medium cucumbers
  • 1/3 c black olives, drained
  • 1/4 c mayonnaise
  • 1/4 c buttermilk
  • 1/2 tsp dry mint leaves
  • 1/2 tsp dry dill leaves
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper
  • 1/8 tsp kosher salt


  1. Thinly slice the onion and place in a small covered bowl with the vinegar and water. Allow to marinate overnight or at least 4 hours in the refrigerator.
  2. Drain well and place in a large salad bowl.
  3. Peel the cucumbers and slice in half lengthwise. Deseed them and cut each half in half lengthwise again. Cut into bite-sized pieces and add to the salad bowl. Add the olives.
  4. In a small bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, buttermilk, mint, dill, pepper and salt.
  5. Stir the dressing into the cucumber mixture and serve.

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