Creamy Ranch Cucumber Salad

July 22, 2015
Tossed with prepared Ranch dressing and fresh herbs, Creamy Ranch Cucumber Salad is quick, easy to prepare, and kid-friendly too.  It may just be the perfect easy summer side!

Creamy Ranch Cucumber Salad

Can you ever really have enough recipes?  Or enough easy-and-quick-to-pull-together side dishes?  I think not!  And that's what makes both this Creamy Ranch Cucumber Salad recipe and Food Lion's new recipe site so wonderful.  They're both easy.  And fabulous.  And delicious.

Okay, so Food Lion's site isn't delicious.  But it's certainly full of recipes that are!

Like my Creamy Ranch Cucumber Salad.

See it in the screenshot below?  That's right!  My Creamy Ranch Cucumber Salad recipe is available right there front-and-center on Food Lion's new recipe site.  And so are lots of other fabulous easy recipes and ideas for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, too.

With the Food Lion recipe site, it's super easy to find recipe ideas ~ especially with the multiple ways available to search.

Along the left side of the site, recipes are conveniently categorized in different ways ... by meal, major ingredient, occasion, cooking method, and more. With the categories, you're just one click away from fabulous recipe ideas, complete with a photo of each.  There's also a basic search function.  And then a cool little feature where you enter two dinner search criteria you're thinking about ... like 'beef' and 'potatoes,' for example ... and the site will pop up some ideas for you.  There's even a way to make a grocery list from recipe ingredients you select.  How cool is that?

It's simple to enter your own recipes, too.  So hey, go and share away with the world!  'Cause like I said before, can we ever really have enough recipes?  In my opinion, the more the better!

This Creamy Ranch Cucumber Salad was inspired by a very similar non-Ranch creamy cucumber salad version my family enjoys.  In fact, it's one of our favorite ways to enjoy summer's garden-fresh cucumbers.

While that salad isn't difficult to pull together, I wanted to create an even easier and quicker version ... one that's super kid-friendly, too.  And when I think of kids enjoying vegetables, I immediately think of Ranch dressing.  {Right?}

So I decided to use that ever-kid-popular dressing as the major component for this Creamy Ranch Cucumber Salad.  And oh my gosh, it's good!

Quick.  Easy.  Yummy.  And a hit with the young and not-so-young, too.  Truly, it may just be the perfect easy summer side!

Simply thinly slice some cucumbers and onion ...

Creamy Ranch Cucumber Salad

... toss them with prepared Ranch dressing, and sprinkle in some fresh herbs.


Just like finding fabulous easy recipes and ideas with Food Lion.  Check out the site and you'll see just how easy it is!

Find the full recipe for this salad by clicking here:  Creamy Ranch Cucumber Salad recipe

Creamy Ranch Cucumber Salad

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

Please enjoy these other easy summer salads from The Kitchen is My Playground ...

Grape Tomato & Caper Salad

Sweet & Sour Slaw

Strawberry & Greens Salad with Honey Vinaigrette


  1. This has my name written all over it. Looks delicious and so creamy!

    1. Thank you so much, Ashley! It's soooo quick and easy to whip up. Bonus!

  2. hmmm not sure if my comment went through. If this is a duplicate I apologize. Thank you for sharing this refreshing cucumber salad at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop. Watch for your feature on Monday xo

  3. I just love a fresh cucumber salad, this looks so good. Hope you are having a fantastic day and we are so excited that you shared your post with Full Plate Thursday.
    Thanks so much and Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen


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