Rating: 4.59 stars
106 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 74
  • 4 star values: 23
  • 3 star values: 7
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0

Great salad to make when you have a ton of cucumbers coming out of the garden. We make this year round but we are real cuke lovers in this family. Let it sit for a few days in the fridge and it's even better! Great make-ahead dish for BBQs and parties.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Lightly toss cucumber slices, onion slices, and chopped dill together in a large bowl.

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  • Pour vinegar over cucumber mixture; toss to coat.

  • Pour oil over cucumber mixture; toss to coat.

  • Season with salt and black pepper.

Cook's Note:

The reason you add the vinegar first and then the oil is because if the cukes get oil on them first the vinegar will not be able to soak in properly. This salad will also have some liquid that comes out of the onion and cucumber. This is a good thing! Do not pour it out.

Nutrition Facts

98 calories; protein 1.3g; carbohydrates 8.9g; fat 7g; sodium 392.6mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (76)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
05/07/2012
The cuke salads that I've had usually have more tang than this one. But honestly I'm really not familiar with how Hungarian cucumber salad should taste...this could be spot on. IMO still thought it was a little bland but probably just because it wasn't what I was expecting. Read More
(17)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
07/10/2014
Made this for an office picnic as I was intrigued with this oil and vinegar recipe. I made a large batch so served it to my family first. I thought it "meh" but my husband really liked it. Both of us said it needed MORE vinegar as there wasn't much of a zing to it. The overriding flavor was of the dill and I used the amount listed in the recipe. Took it to the picnic the next day and several people complimented me on it. Based on my observations, this recipe has a 50/50 chance of being considered "good" by someone. Read More
(7)
106 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 74
  • 4 star values: 23
  • 3 star values: 7
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
05/07/2012
The cuke salads that I've had usually have more tang than this one. But honestly I'm really not familiar with how Hungarian cucumber salad should taste...this could be spot on. IMO still thought it was a little bland but probably just because it wasn't what I was expecting. Read More
(17)
Rating: 5 stars
06/21/2016
This recipe is very similar to the one I learned from my mum. I used apple cider vinegar and a mix of chopped fresh and dried dill. I seasoned with salt and pepper when I added the vinegar and dill. My mum would salt the cucumber and onions first and let them sit in a sieve for about 15-30 minutes then squeeze out the excess water before transferring to a serving bowl and adding the dressing. Doing it the way it says in the recipe just cuts about a half hour of prep time the result is the same. Yummy! To give the salad a bit more colour I also added a bit of thinly sliced red bell pepper. Another option is to also add some cherry tomatoes crumbled feta cheese and kalamata olives. The salad goes from Hungarian to Greek! Read More
(14)
Rating: 5 stars
04/16/2012
I make this recipe often. Husbnd is hungarian and just loves it as it is! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/07/2013
Precisely what I was looking for! I had this type of salad in the Czech Republic and fell in love. I've tried many recipes but this is the one that comes closest to what I remember. I think the oil is the trick! Read More
(11)
Rating: 4 stars
06/07/2012
This was tasty. I made a half a recipe and got about 4 servings. I used a sweet onion but cut the amount in half. I also halved the salt and pepper and just sprinkled additional salt to taste. I took the pic. and realized I forgot to add the dill. I just added 2 pinches of dry for half the recipe. It improved the flavor. For some reason this salad tasted like non tart pickle slices. It tastes great cold and just made but like most salads with salt I didn't care for it after it sat. I would definitely make it right before serving. Read More
(9)
Rating: 3 stars
07/10/2014
Made this for an office picnic as I was intrigued with this oil and vinegar recipe. I made a large batch so served it to my family first. I thought it "meh" but my husband really liked it. Both of us said it needed MORE vinegar as there wasn't much of a zing to it. The overriding flavor was of the dill and I used the amount listed in the recipe. Took it to the picnic the next day and several people complimented me on it. Based on my observations, this recipe has a 50/50 chance of being considered "good" by someone. Read More
(7)
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Rating: 5 stars
06/28/2014
this is the cucumber sald that I remember from my childhood! To give it a bit more flavor make one or two of the teaspoons of vinegar blasamic or some other flavored vinegar (preferabley whitish). I prefer less salt as well. Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
03/16/2013
My boyfriend loves this and I think its great too. I add more vinegar and a little water and let it sit for awhile- its even better the next day! Read More
(3)
Rating: 5 stars
08/05/2014
I've never really been a fan of cucumber salads but I really do like cucumber. (Normally I put them on a platter as part of the crudites or slice them in tossed green salad.) But my husband does like cuke salad and his health demands that he eat a lot more vegetables so I tried this for dinner this evening. It was a big hit! Son's girlfriend loved the dill hubby had thirds and once I found the right balance of salt to vinegar I had seconds! Well done and thanks for sharing it! Read More
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