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Oma's Southern German Cucumber Salad

➤ by Oma Gerhild Fulson

Oma's traditional German Cucumber Salad is so easy to make, and SO delicious!

My German cucumber salad, aka Gurkensalad, is so delightfully refreshing, especially in the summer. It's a perfect side dish for almost any meal. This version (unlike my Mutti's) has no sour cream or yogurt, so it's perfect for a buffet table or to take along for picnics.

This salad is like so many from southern Germany, made without cream or mayonnaise. Most of the salads use a type of vinaigrette. Northerners like their mayo and cream, so they are incorporated in many salads, whether cucumber salad, or cabbage salad, or potato salad.

So many different varieties of the same salads, and that is really due to the many regions of Germany. Yes, some southerners use mayo and some northerners don't. The main thing is, make it just the way you like it!

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Cucumber too seedy?

If your cucumber has a large center seeds, you can always remove them. Do this by cutting your cucumber lengthwise and then scrape a spoon down the center to remove the seeds

Wanting Cucumber Salad with Cream?

If you're looking for the recipe for German cucumber salad made with sour cream or yogurt, you'll find it by clicking here. So creamy good! It's the kind of salad I grew up with since Mutti was from northern Germany, where cream was used everywhere!

Mutti's traditional German Cucumber Salad made with sour cream.

Oma says,

This German cucumber salad below, without the cream, is one that will keep well in the fridge over night. In fact, it's similar to being pickled and the flavors get a chance to mingle.

Oma's Southern German Cucumber Salad

My German cucumber salad, aka Gurkensalad, is so delightfully refreshing, especially in the summer. It's a perfect side dish for almost any meal.

This version (unlike my Mutti's) has no sour cream or yogurt, so it's perfect for a buffet table or to take along for picnics.

Prep Time

10 minutes

Cook Time

none

Total Time

10 minutes

Servings:

Makes 4 servings

Ingredients:

  • 2 cucumbers, peeled and thinly sliced 
  • 4 tbsp white vinegar
  • 4 tbsp water
  • 1 - 2 tbsp granulated sugar
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp fresh dill or ½ tsp dried dill

Instructions:

  1. Put thinly sliced cucumbers into serving bowl.
  2. In separate bowl, mix together vinegar, water, sugar, and salt. Pour over cucumbers.
  3. Sprinkle with dill and stir. Season with additional salt and/or sugar if needed.

Notes/Hints:

  • Try using different types of vinegar ... white wine vinegar, cider vinegar ... or try your favorite.
  • If you have very tender English cucumbers, they do not have to be peeled.
  • Add some thinly sliced onions.

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Oma's German Cucumber Salad

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Oma's German Cucumber Salad
Oma's German cucumber salad is so delightfully refreshing, especially in the summer. It's a perfect side dish for almost any meal.

Yield: 4 servings
Ingredients: 2 cucumbers, 4 tbsp vinegar, 2 tbsp sugar, 1 tbsp dill,

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