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Published on October 02, 2017

Gurkensalat (Cucumber Salad)

Gurkensalat (Cucumber Salad)

Total time: approx. 1 hour 20 minutes


  • 2 medium cucumbers
  • 1 medium yellow onion
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup white distilled vinegar
  • 1 Tbs sugar
  • 1 Tbs chopped fresh chives
  • 2 tsp dried dill
  • Optional – ½ cup light sour cream


  1. Rinse and dry cucumbers and trim ends off each.  
  2. Using a mandoline or knife, slice cucumbers and onions as thin as possible.
  3. Sprinkle with salt, toss to evenly coat over vegetables. Place in the cucumber and onion in a colander set over a bowl large enough to catch liquid.
  4. Refrigerate 1 hour.
  5. Discard the liquid. Transfer cucumbers and onions to a serving bowl and add vinegar and sugar. Mix in dill.
  6. Stir and return to the refrigerator until ready to serve.
  7. When ready to serve, toast and sprinkle with chives. This salad is best served the same day.

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