Creamy Cilantro Cucumber Dip

This Creamy Cilantro Cucumber Dip is quick, easy, and so incredibly delicious! Mayo-free and easily made ahead, pair it with veggies for a healthy appetizer or snack.

Creamy Cilantro Cucumber Dip :: mayo-free and SO GOOD!

I’m a sucker for a good dip. It’s without-fail the first thing I beeline for at a party or potluck and my go-to snack on the regular. My tiny human shares my dip-thusiasim and will come running at the mere mention of dip at snack time.

Not just any dip though, in this case fresh is most definitely best!

Next time you start to eye one of those fancy dips or spreads at the grocery store, do yourself a favor and beeline to the produce section instead. Your wallet (and waistline) will thank you for it. It’s super simple to whip up a delicious dip that’s full of flavor and free of sketchy additives!

I think I outdid myself with this one because it’s literally all I can think of! Fragrant cilantro mixed with cool cucumber and a whipped medley of cheese and yogurt and garlic and onion onion and *THUD*

That was me faceplanting into the bowl. What I lack in self control I make up for with VEGGIES! Let’s dive on in shall we?

Creamy Cilantro Cucumber Dip

Creamy Cilantro Cucumber Dip

Hooray snack time! We can’t get enough of this cool-as-a-cucumber dip.

Creamy Cilantro Cucumber Dip
5 from 8 votes

Creamy Cilantro Cucumber Dip

This Creamy Cilantro Cucumber Dip is quick, easy, and so incredibly delicious! Mayo-free and easily made ahead, pair it with veggies for a healthy appetizer or snack.

Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword Cilantro Cucumber Dip
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 89 kcal
Author Jenn Laughlin – Peas and Crayons


  • 6 oz plain Greek yogurt
  • 4 oz cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped cucumber
  • 1 cup fresh cilantro leaves (approx 1/3 bunch)
  • 2-3 stalks green onion
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/4 tsp salt


  • Gluten Free Nut-Thin Crackers
  • Cucumber Slices
  • Celery Sticks
  • Bell Pepper Slices
  • Sliced Radish
  • Carrots


  1. Combine yogurt, softened cream cheese, cucumber, cilantro, green onion, garlic and salt in a food processor and blend.
  2. Dunk a cracker to taste and add more of your favorites, if desired or keep the dip as is — the ratio in this recipe had me swooning!
  3. Garnish with fresh cilantro and dive in with crackers and veggies!

Recipe Notes

This delish dip may be made in advance and will keep in the fridge for 4 days for easy snacking or party prep.

NO FOOD PROCESSOR? No problem! A blender will work just fine and, for an appliance-free dip, feel free to use a box grater to coarsely grate the cucumber, then simply smash + mince your garlic and finely chop your green onion and cilantro before adding them to the dip. Easy peasy!

Nutrition Facts are an estimate gathered using an online recipe nutrition calculator. Adjust as needed.

Nutrition Facts
Creamy Cilantro Cucumber Dip
Amount Per Serving
Calories 89 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 22mg7%
Sodium 171mg7%
Potassium 57mg2%
Carbohydrates 2g1%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 490IU10%
Vitamin C 1.7mg2%
Calcium 56mg6%
Iron 0.2mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Serving Suggestion

Plate this tasty dip with a mountain of savory gluten-free Nut-Thins crackers and fresh veggies! It even makes an awesome sandwich spread!

Any garlic fanatics out there? Feel free to add in an additional clove or two of garlic, to taste! Amping up the garlic gives the dip a little extra bite to it, which is precisely why my husband begged me to keep this one on the friendlier side with just one clove. He can handle a small mountain of Sriracha or Jalapeños but raw garlic sends him running in circles. It’s a tad hilarious.

If you get a chance to try these tasty cilantro cucumber dip, let me know! Leave some love in the comment form below or tag your photos with @peasandcrayons on Instagram so I can happy dance over your creation!

Creamy Cilantro Cucumber Dip :: mayo-free and SO GOOD!

MAN I love this dip!

My friend Katy and I straight up devoured this dip, which reminds me… Katy you still have my bowl! Don’t worry about mailing it from North Carolina, I expect it to be hand delivered. Come visit me — I miss you!!!

This Creamy Cilantro Cucumber Dip cool, creamy, refreshing, and basically screams Summer. Trough a megaphone. At the top of a mountain. Now if you’ll excuse me, I need to go make another bowl before I start going through withdrawals.

I suggest you do the same. See ya in the kitchen!

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Recipe Rating


  • Janet Murphy

    5 stars
    My family devoured this when I served it with chicken wings and cut veggies. It doubled their veggie consumption for sure.

  • CJ McNeil

    5 stars
    Great flavor in this dip. Dipped with celery and artisan sesame crackers. Very Yummy!

  • Nom nom nom! Was browsing “party appetizers” on Pinterest when this came up! Can’t wait to try it!0

  • eli

    5 stars
    Love the dip ! Also LOVED the dish you used. Where can I find one. Absolutely Loved it.

    • Thanks Eli! The spiral dish is from TJ Maxx but I’m not sure what company makes it unfortunaltey, I’d love a backup dish for when my clumsy self finally drops it! The little dish in the middle is a ramekin from corningware 🙂

  • Jill

    5 stars
    I just made this and it is soooo good I could actually eat it with a spoon!! I dipped cucumbers and crackers in it. So yummy!

    • Jenn

      So thrilled you loved it Jill! Thank you! <3

  • It s a good idea to let the dip mellow for a few minutes before adding the salt, I added a little too much the first time. Grate the cucumber.

  • 5 stars
    Giiiirrrrrllll, you know I love your dips. When I dip, you dip, we dip.

    And now you know my whole family loves your veggie burgers!!

  • Fabulous flavors! Love both cilantro and cucumber – what a great combo! I need to check out these crackers – they look perfect for this dip!

  • You just blew my mind adding cucumber to this dip! I love all things cilantro and the cucumber mixed in with this dip is a genius combination. The Nut Thins are the perfect scooper for the dip too!

  • 5 stars
    Duuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuude. Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaas! This dip looks amazeballs. I might just need to make this this weekend. Will isn’t a huge fan of raw garlic (or garlic for that matter) either! He likes it, but only in small amounts!

  • Wow! This dip looks incredible, yum!

  • Cucumber and cilantro…two of my favorites! I would go through this like crazy! It looks delicious!

  • Love cool, creamy dips like this!

  • I love the cool, creamy contrast of this dip against the saltiness of these crackers–love it!!

  • I’ve totes been into cucumber lately. It’s really weird…I used to hate it. Like, a year ago. Pinned for latta!

  • 5 stars
    Ohh, definitely have to try out those crackers, they look so good! As does your dip, yum!

  • 5 stars
    Dear Jenn – I love this delicious dip and that incredible server!!! What a lovely presentation. Cilantro is one of my favorites. Sure hope Katy gets that bowl back to you ASAP so you can fill it up with more of this yummy dip.

  • Dip can be a hard thing to photograph and you nailed it! Gorgeous photos! I actually have a gluten allergy so I’ll need to keep my eyes out for these crackers!

  • This is the perfect summer dip! I need to try it asap 😉

  • I love dips made with Greek yogurt. Any time you can add more protein you have a winner.

    • Jenn

      Plus there’s extra protein in the crackers too! Jackpot!

  • I think Katy is code word for your stomach.

    • Jenn

      LOL! Well they BOTH love guac!

  • This dip looks absolutely refreshing! Perfect for summer!

    • Jenn

      Thanks Trish! <3

  • This looks like one refreshing and healthy dip! So making this for myself tomorrow.

    • Jenn

      Hope you adore it! Thanks Thalia!

  • such a cool and refreshing combination. and i love those crackers! nobody every knows that they’re gluten-free.

    • Jenn

      Thanks Amanda! And yes! They’re soooo addicting that everyone loves them!

  • Love this recipe. I never buy bottled dressings or dips because they are easier and healthier to make on your own. Thanks for sharing this one. I will likely use it to top fish and skirt steak 🙂

    • Jenn

      Ohmygosh this dip would taste SO GOOD over both! I hope you love it as much as we do! Thanks Melissa!

  • This looks amazing! I also love your dip set, too cool!

    • Jenn

      Thanks Morgan! <3

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