My Mutti's German Cucumber Salad Recipe

German cucumber salad recipe, aka Gurkensalad,  is one of our favorite summer salad recipes. In fact, it's one that I just can't alter.

I've tried, BUT, nothing beats this original recipe that I grew up with. It seems, that whenever I make it, I never make enough. I start out, always adding an extra cucumber to make sure there's enough.

Prep Time

10 minutes

Cook Time

none

Total Time

10 minutes

Servings:

Makes 4 servings

Ingredients:

  • 2 cucumbers, peeled and thinly sliced 
  • ½ cup sour cream 
  • ½ tsp dill, preferably fresh (or more to taste)
  • 1½ tsp lemon juice
  • 1½ tsp granulated sugar
  • salt and pepper

Instructions:

  1. Put thinly sliced cucumbers into serving bowl.
  2. In separate bowl, mix sour cream, dill, lemon juice, and sugar. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Just before serving, pour the dressing over cucumbers and mix.

Notes/Hints:

  • If you have time, you can pre-slice the cucumbers and sprinkle them with a little salt and let them stand. Pour off the accumulated cucumber "water" BEFORE adding the dressing by draining in a sieve.
  • Use vinegar instead of lemon juice.
  • Use low fat sour cream, plain yogurt or Greek yogurt instead of the regular sour cream.

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