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Gurkensalat (German Cucumber Salad)

Rated as 4.55 out of 5 Stars

"A traditional German favorite that I have loved since I was a child. This recipe is quick, easy, and delicious. Substitute cider vinegar for a different flavor. I prefer to leave the skins on the cucumbers for more texture and flavor, but they can also be peeled prior to slicing if desired. Flavor is best when marinated for several hours before serving."
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Ingredients

8 h 50 m servings 60 cals
Original recipe yields 8 servings

Directions

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  1. Spread cucumbers and onion on a platter; season with salt and let rest for 30 minutes. Squeeze excess moisture from cucumbers.
  2. Stir sour cream, sugar, vinegar, dill, and parsley together in a large bowl.
  3. Fold cucumber and onion slices into the sour cream mixture.
  4. Refrigerate 8 hours to over night; garnish with paprika to serve.

Footnotes

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  • Aluminum foil helps keep food moist, ensures it cooks evenly, keeps leftovers fresh, and makes clean-up easy.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 60 calories; 3.1 g fat; 7.9 g carbohydrates; 1.1 g protein; 6 mg cholesterol; 301 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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We must all have the same German grandma. I have been eating this salad for years. It is one of my favorites. Grandma used chives instead of dill and she also smashed a clove of garlic and ad...

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I enjoyed the flavor of the cucumbers very much ~ they were so different from most marinated cucumber salads I've tasted. However I found the texture to be oddly mushy. Followed the recipe to a ...

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We must all have the same German grandma. I have been eating this salad for years. It is one of my favorites. Grandma used chives instead of dill and she also smashed a clove of garlic and ad...

This is the recipe that I have been looking for. My parents were stationed in Wiesbaden Germany years ago, and my mother who loves to cook befriended a local german woman and the soon exchanged ...

My Grandma always made a cuke and sour cream salad similar to this. Fond memories...

I am German, and this tastes very authentic. Thank you! Make sure to slice the cucumbers very thinly, for example, with a grater. If you want a German bean salad, all you have to do is substitut...

I enjoyed the flavor of the cucumbers very much ~ they were so different from most marinated cucumber salads I've tasted. However I found the texture to be oddly mushy. Followed the recipe to a ...

My mom always made a salad like this. (she was from Germany). I've been making it too, but with parsley and chives and a tiny dab of yellow mustard. It's a nice and refeshing summer salad.

Cucumber salads tend to be somewhat the same. With this recipe I was interested in the impact the addition of paprika would have on the taste. I made it per the instructions but left out the s...

This was an excellent dish. I could not wait the 8 hours to try it. Once I mixed everything together I ate the whole bowl to myself. Great job!

iam german and i love it has a great flavor thank you for sharing.