Cucumber with soured cream and dill

  • serves 4 as a side dish
  • Easy

This cucumber, soured cream and dill dip makes a great summery accompaniment to oily fish such as salmon or mackerel. Salting the cucumber gets rid of a lot of the liquid and makes it really crunchy.



  • cucumber 1, seeds scraped out then cut on the diagonal
  • sea salt flakes 1 tsp
  • red onion 1, halved and finely sliced
  • soured cream 142ml pot
  • dill 1 small bunch, finely chopped
  • horseradish cream or sauce 1 tbsp


  • Step 1

    Put the cucumber in a colander over a large bowl. Sprinkle with the salt and leave for 20 minutes. 

  • Step 2

    Put the cucumber in a bowl, add the onion, soured cream, dill and horseradish, then season with black pepper. Toss everything together and serve sprinkled with a little more dill, if you like.