Cucumber Cream Cheese Dip

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This Cucumber Cream Cheese Dip recipe is not only easy but it’s a really inexpensive appetizer to make! It’s a great make-ahead dip recipe that also happens to be low carb!

bowl of cucumber cream cheese dip with a tortilla chip in it

If you’ve ever eaten a gyro and thought to yourself that you wish you could just eat the Greek tzatziki sauce with a spoon, then this easy cucumber dip is for you! It resembles the mild flavor of a traditional tzatziki dressing, but the cream cheese helps make it thicker so it’s perfect for dipping!

One of the best parts of this dip is that it’s easy to customize. If you don’t like onions, leave them out. If you prefer more dill, then add more dill! If you’re trying to stay a little healthier, then substitute Greek yogurt for the sour cream. Feel free to make it yours! The consistency might change a little with the substitutions, but the great flavor will pretty much stay the same!

How to Make Cucumber Cream Cheese Dip

This dip tastes even better if you make it the night before because then the flavors have a chance to really deepen and meld. I tasted it right after I made it one time and then had it again the next day after it had been sitting in the fridge. The difference really is incredible! Highly recommend making it ahead of time!

Ingredients for Cucumber Cream Cheese Dip

  • 1 cucumber
  • 8 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 4 green onions
  • 1/2 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 2 Tbsp. chopped, fresh dill

The first step is to peel and slice your cucumber. I use a pretty basic vegetable peeler to get the skin off. It’s one of my favorite kitchen gadgets and I use it so often!

After you have it peeled, cut off the ends and discard. Next I cut the cucumber in half lengthwise.

If you want, you can scoop out the seeds in the center. They don’t bother me at all and I’m always a fan of “the easier the better” so I just leave them in. If you have large seeds, though, you might want to just take a quick scoop down the center with a spoon to remove them.

Then I start slicing my cucumber and cutting each slice into even smaller pieces. You want it to be pretty finely diced so you aren’t getting any large chunks of cucumber in your dip.

Then trim your green onions and dice them up pretty fine as well. Set the diced cucumbers and green onions aside.

In a medium bowl, use a mixer to beat the cream cheese, sour cream, Worcestershire,  salt and dill until it’s completely smooth.  Fold in the diced cucumber and green onions until it’s combined well. Then cover and refrigerate overnight until it’s time to serve.

bowl of cucumber cream cheese dip

Is Cucumber Dip Low Carb?

YES!!! If you’re looking for an easy, no bake keto appetizer, then this post is like hitting the jackpot! It literally checks every one of those points and tastes delicious too.

It’s actually my favorite type of keto appetizer recipe, because it’s just naturally low in carbs without having to make any real adjustments. No one you serve it to will ever even have to know! And that’s pretty much true for a lot of dips. We love a hot shrimp & bacon dip or a pizza dip… and they’re both low carb without having to make any modifications!

Of course, if you’re looking for something low carb to snack on, you’re going to want to eliminate the tortilla chips as the dip vessel! Just use actual cucumber slices or green pepper strips.

bowl of cucumber cream cheese dip with a tortilla chip dipped in the dip

bowl of cucumber cream cheese dip
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Cucumber Cream Cheese Dip

An easy and refreshing cucumber dip that can be made ahead of time! This is a great low carb appetizer option!
Prep Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Servings: 16
Calories: 80kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 Cucumber peeled and diced
  • 4 Green onions diced
  • 8 oz Cream cheese softened
  • 1 cup Sour cream
  • 1/2 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 Tbsp. Fresh Dill chopped
  • 1/2 tsp. Salt

Instructions

  • In a medium bowl, mix cream cheese, sour cream, Worcestershire sauce, dill and salt until smooth.
  • Fold in the diced cucumbers and onions until well blended. Cover and store in fridge over night to let the flavors blend.

Notes

Cucumber- you can use a garden cucumber or an English cucumber. Either will work well!
Cream cheese and sour cream- use full fat, reduced fat or fat free. The consistency will change but all will taste delicious.
Green onions- you can replace the green onions with 3 tablespoons diced yellow onions. Or you can leave them out completely if you don't like the taste of onions.
Fresh dill- replace with dried dill or leave out completely depending on your preference. 

Nutrition

Calories: 80kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 23mg | Sodium: 123mg | Potassium: 90mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 9.3% | Vitamin C: 3.5% | Calcium: 3.8% | Iron: 1.7%

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