Creamy Dill Cucumber Yogurt Dip

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Every party needs a delicious dip, and this creamy Cucumber Dill Dip is always a hit as an easy appetizer or snack. It’s light, bright, and fresh, with just the right amount of richness from a blend of Greek yogurt and cream cheese. You’ll love scooping it up with everything from veggies to pita!

A bowl of creamy dip with a cucumber slice, carrot slice, and grape tomato on top.

Why You’ll Love This Cucumber Dill Dip

  • Cuisine Inspiration: American, Mediterranean-inspired
  • Primary Cooking Method: No-Cook
  • Dietary Info: Gluten-free, Low Carb
  • Skill Level: Easy

We all know veggies are even better when you can enjoy them with dip. And this one doesn’t disappoint with its vibrant flavor and cream consistency with just a bit of crunch. I’m thrilled that my friend from the food blog It’s Yummi shared it with me and my readers, because even though I know she loves it, it has also become a favorite in our home too. I think you’ll be making it regularly, as well. Here’s why…

  • So quick. Just stir everything together and you are ready to start dipping. Though you can certainly let it sit overnight for the flavors to fully blend and develop.
  • Customizable. You can choose light or regular cream cheese and yogurt, depending on your needs and preferences.
  • Kid favorite. Just like Ranch Dip, this is another one that gets the kids eating their veggies, so it’s perfect to pack in a lunchbox.
  • Great party food. Set it out with all of your picnic or party apps and snacks, and it’ll disappear in no time. It’s a wonderful balance to heavier things like wings and nachos.
Looking down at a bowl of dip on a platter of veggies.

Cucumber Dill Dip Ingredients and Substitutions

Here’s a quick rundown of what you’ll need to make this recipe, as well as some swaps you can make. Be sure to scroll to the recipe card for the full quantities and detailed instructions.

  • Plain Greek yogurt. I like to keep it lighter with lowfat yogurt, but you can also use nonfat or whole milk, depending on your preference.
  • Cream cheese. Softened to room temperature. Regular or light is fine, but I do not recommend fat free.
  • Cucumber. Preferably a seedless English cucumber or mini cucumbers, chopped. If you use a regular cucumber, you should halve it lengthwise and scoop out the seeds. You can also make this dip more like tzatziki if you shred the cucumber.
  • Onion powder.
  • Dill. Fresh gives it the best flavor, but in a pinch, you can use dried dill.
  • Lemon juice. Again, another case where I recommend using fresh.
  • Minced garlic. Either fresh cloves or from a jar is fine.
  • Salt.
Creamy cucumber dill dip in a striped bowl with a few raw veggies placed in the top.

Tips for the Best Dill Dip

A few things to keep in mind when you make this creamy yogurt dip:
  • Peeling is optional. You don’t have to peel the cucumbers, but you can if you want to.
  • Soften the cream cheese. Having the cream cheese at room temperature is important for a nice, smooth dip.
  • Let it sit. While you can enjoy the dip right away, puttign it in the refrigerator for a few hours or overnight will really allow the flavors to blend and develop.
  • Fresh is best. With so few ingredients, you really want all of the flavors to shine, which is why I recommend fresh lemon juice, garlic, and dill inplace of their bottled alternatives.

Storing Yogurt Dip

Because it contains dairy and other fresh ingredients, it must be kept refrigerated in a sealed container. If your ingredients are fresh, it should stay good for 3 to 4 days, but always discard it if in begins to smell off. You may notice a little liquid separation. In that case, just give it a stir. Do not freeze it, as it will become watery.

A bowl of dill cucumber yogurt dip on a platter of veggies.

What to Serve with Dill Dip

Most commonly, I’ll set it out with a platter of raw veggies and maybe even some crackers, chips, or even gluten free pita wedges. But it’s actually super versatile and has a ton more uses. Here are some ideas…

Creamy cucumber dill dip in a striped bowl with a few raw veggies placed in the top.
4.4 from 8 votes

Creamy Cucumber Dill Dip

Every party needs a delicious dip, and this creamy Cucumber Dill Dip is always a hit as an easy appetizer or snack. It's light, bright, and fresh, with just the right amount of richness from a blend of Greek yogurt and cream cheese. You'll love scooping it up with everything from veggies to pita!
Prep: 5 minutes
Total: 5 minutes
Servings: 15 servings (about 1/4 cup)

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces plain Greek yogurt, about 3/4 cup (nonfat, low fat, or whole milk)
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened (regular or light)
  • 1/2 cup mini or English cucumber, chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1-2 teaspoons minced fresh dill or 1/2 teaspoon dried dill weed
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Assorted fresh vegetables

Instructions

  • In a small bowl, combine yogurt and cream cheese. Stir in the cucumber, onion, dill, lemon juice, peel, garlic, salt and pepper. If you desire a thinner consistency dip, add more yogurt, 1/4 cup at a time, stirring and tasting as you go.
  • Transfer contents to a bowl and serve with fresh, raw vegetables or pita chips.
Nutrition Facts
Creamy Cucumber Dill Dip
Amount Per Serving (0.25 cup (approximately))
Calories 39 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.1g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 9mg3%
Sodium 69mg3%
Potassium 16mg0%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Fiber 0.03g0%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 114IU2%
Vitamin C 0.3mg0%
Calcium 26mg3%
Iron 0.02mg0%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Disclaimers: Please discuss your individual dietary needs (i.e. gluten free) with a physician. Even when not specified, be sure to verify all ingredients are gluten free, if needed, by reading labels on all packaging and/or confirming with the manufacturer this varies by brand and can change at any time. Nutrition information shown is an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate.

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