Creamy Cucumber Dill Salad

I’m leaving for Austin today!! I’m so excited to go. It’s been almost a year since I’ve seen most of my blogging friends. And last year I was the newbie on the block who didn’t know anyone at PaleoFx, so I was quieter than usual. This year, that will not be the case. Especially since I’m speaking on a panel about desserts. That should be funny. A sure controversial topic, that one will be.

Anywho, since it’s in the 80’s in Austin, I planned ahead. Meaning I got a spray tan. Please do not tell me that spray tans are full of chemicals and I will die. I’m trying to be better and not hop in tanning beds every day. Mostly because I’m lazy and don’t like being still for 10 minutes while sweating. Makes no sense to me. So I got a spray tan spur of the moment. Problem was, I had really planned it all out. I still planned on working out that day. And wearing all those spandex clothes. Well, if you’ve had a spray tan before, you know how the skin can look rather orange at first. And if you’ve ever worked out right after a spray tan, you know things can get streaky. And that’s exactly what happened with me. But not just a couple steaks, no no. After I worked out, my friend Ashley said “what is wrong with your neck??” So I went straight to the bathroom to see what sort of look my spray tan had taken on. Oh.My.Lord. Ok picture this. You know the movie Carrie? After they dump pigs blood on her head? Well that’s what my neck looked like. But in brown. So like I was covered in poo. Swimming in poo. Really good look.

Thankfully, the steaks have gone away. Along with most of my tan. Shame. I’ll just keep acting like I’m tan and maybe the pigments of my skin will take on that color. Seems realistic. Oh, I also dyed my hair darker. Not that you knew or cared that it was lighter, but I’ve been putting more and more blonde in it over the past few months and I finally got sick of it. Even though I’m natural blonde, it doesn’t feel right. I swear my skin color rejects blonde. So I’m back to darker hair and love it. Fact of the day. You’re welcome.

Jackson update!! For any of you that care, since my stories have been so thrilling today, Jackson (my French bulldog puppy) is getting closer and closer to being potty trained. I’m still not sure if he completely understands that he has to pee outside, but he’s getting there. The one thing he definitely doesn’t understand is that eating quickly, meaning swallowing everything whole including a crap ton of air, doesn’t do a puppy good. The other night, he ate so quickly that he was completely bloated and super restless. He kept whimpering and I knew something was wrong. The more I looked into it, the scarier the information became. I had no idea a dog could possibly die from eating too much/too fast. So I barely slept a wink just listening to his breathing and taking him out to the bathroom every two hours. It was so sad. But he’s fine now and we invested in a slow eating bowl to make him take his time and remember the breathe. Wanna see how happy he is? Ok!!



Creamy Cucumber Dill Salad

  • Yield: 2-3 1x


  • 1 large cucumber, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup Primal Kitchen Mayo or homemade mayo
  • 1 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh dill
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • salt and pepper, to taste


  1. This is really easy. Let’s do this.
  2. Mix all ingredients in a bowl until the cucumber is well coated.
  3. Eat!

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36 thoughts on “Creamy Cucumber Dill Salad”

  1. So excited about Paleo f(x)!!! I have to be there at the ass crack of dawn tomorrow, well today since it’s 12:46 a.m, for set up. And i live in San Antonio!!! Gotta get some sleep! Anyway, I love all of your recipes and can’t wait to listen to your panel about paleo desserts!

  2. Super excited for Paleo F(x)!!! I’m sure you will do well (and be hilarious)!!!

    Are you feeding Jackson in a paleo/grain-free/raw fashion? There are some great sources out there from “our” paleo-ish community. Tasty Yummies comes to mind right away. Just a thought!!


  3. So wish you had a picture of the streaky spray tan! but that kind of sucks too because those things are not cheap! think tan and you’ll be tan that’s a good attitude. Glad Jackson is okay! Losing sleep over pets/kids/things we are responsible for is never fun.

    Recipe looks great and anything I can put homemade mayo on is 5 stars so thanks!

  4. I don’t want to sound pompous by bringing up spelling and grammar. On the contrary, I actually love that you kept spelling “steaks” instead of “streaks”. Which makes me hungry. Which is kind of the point of a cooking blog. Freudian slip? Hahaha, but really, I love your recipes and, most importantly, Jackson!

  5. Love your blog! Have tried some really amazing recipes, my fave being the Chocolate Coffee Chia pudding, sooooo delish!

    Anyway, could you do this recipe with dried dill? Have all the ingredients to make it *now* except fresh dill. And me no want to go to grocery store 🙁 thanks!

  6. OMG he is too adorable!!! Have fun in Austin. BTW…salad looks delish and lite…will make tonight.

  7. My friend’s dog (not a puppy though) eats super fast too. They actually pour his dry food on a sheet pan to help slow him down.

  8. Jackson looks like a manatee in this picture…omg he is cuter than cute! I too would have liked a picture of your neck. Enjoy the 80’s in Austin! I am jealous!

  9. There’s an easy fix to get dogs to slow down on the chow- put an obstacle in their bowl. They make bowls that have partitions that they have to eat around, but I just used a small jar and put it upside-down in my lab’s bowl. Worked like a charm!

  10. I had the same problem w my puppy when we got her and we just put something in her dish. She would eat so fast she’d throw up so we tried the little metal bals you can buy but she got wise to it and picked it out and ate super fast again so we put a GI Joe in her dish. She refuses to touch it and eats around it . No more doggy barf at my house!

  11. Our dog always eats super fast so we put 3 tennis balls in her bowl and it has helped a ton. Then you don’t have to buy a new bowl.

  12. Julie,

    I was looking into Sir Kensington’s and noticed that sugar is listed as an ingredient, do you happen to know what type of sugar/sweetener they use? I am new to paleo and am still trying to figure out substitutions for the things I normally enjoy. Thank you for the help!

    1. i’m not totally sure. i am thinking cane sugar, but i will try to find out for you! i would think they would have it on their website!

      1. I saw that it said cane sugar for the ketchup but it didn’t specify for the mayo. I am going to assume it is more than likely the same. So cane sugar is fair game then? Thanks again for the help/information!

  13. This is really easy & super delish! Thanks for sharing. 🙂

    With your adorable puppy..have you looked into raw diet? I have a boxer puppy & she used to scarf her food. She’s been on raw diet & the raw meat & bones help naturally slow them down and make them work for their food. It’s also super healthy. just a thought.
    Good Luck!

  14. I see so many of your recipes that I want to try, but see that it calls for mayo. I am allergic to all forms of egg. Do you have any recommendations on a suitable mayo substitute that wouldn’t alter the flavor too much?

    1. I dislike mayo….a lot. I made this and used greek yogurt. Actually I mixed the greek yogurt and a bit of feta with the dill in a small food processor. It was fantastic.

  15. For the Kensington’s mayo is that $25 for one jar?! That’s more money than I have spent trying to make homemade mayo which never turns out, despite following recipes and videos exactly.

  16. I made this yesterday for a side dish with dinner and it was SO GOOD. I was really excited to find a side dish I can bring to picnics and potlucks this summer! I LOVE DILL!!

  17. OMGoodness!! I love this, I love you! Thank you so much for this recipe! (I think my husband will love you too- but if not- I’ll eat it all myself 😉

  18. Perfect! Just dill cucumber salad I was looking for in a paleo/ whole30 adaptation. This is a keeper.

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