GERMAN CUCUMBER SALAD
This Creamy German Cucumber Salad is simple, crunchy, and exceptionally tasty. It makes an ideal side to any dish and you’ll need to eat it throughout the entire summer. This refreshing German Cucumber Salad is just ideal for any BBQ party or potluck. This dish is made with crunchy cucumbers and a simple sour cream dressing. Fresh dill is a must in this recipe because it adds so a lot of flavor! I first attempted this salad years ago, when my German associate carried it to a party. It was a hit, and everybody really adored it. I adored it, as well, so of course, I asked for the recipe. Presently, it’s a staple on my family table, especially during the blistering summer months.
ABOUT GERMAN CUCUMBER SALAD
I’d prefer to bring up that this recipe is adjusted from the German version. Traditionally, cucumbers are sliced a lot more slender. I incline toward slicing the cucumbers a bit thicker, so they remain crunchy and release less moisture. The dressing is made with sour cream (or yogurt), vinegar, and fresh dill.
WHAT KIND OF CUCUMBERS TO USE
Any sort of cucumbers will work here, but if you find that your cucumbers have a great deal of seeds inside, I suggest you scrape them out to prevent the salad from getting watery. This step is absolutely discretionary, and if you’re using smaller cucumbers, it’s not necessary to scrape them. Also, if your cucumbers have waxy skin, I recommend stripping them.
TIPS AND TRICKS FOR MAKING GERMAN CUCUMBER SALAD
- Use fresh and tasty cucumbers. This goes without saying. Cucumbers are the principle ingredient here, so ensure they are fresh and crunchy.
- Garlic is discretionary. While I appreciate a trace of garlic in the dressing, you can skip it, if liked. You can also add some daintily sliced onions to this salad.
- Try not to skip the dill. Dill brings a huge amount of flavor here. You can use fresh or solidified dill. Dried dill won’t work. If you can’t discover dill, chives or scallions would be the following best substitution.
HOW LONG WILL THIS SALAD LAST IN THE FRIDGE?
I suggest eating it within a few hours. It can stay as long as 24 hours in the cooler, despite the fact that the cucumbers will soften and release water. Just channel the water, stir, and appreciate.
SOUR CREAM SUBSTITUTE
You can substitute sour cream with plain Greek yogurt. If you might want a sans dairy elective, just use 1/4 cup of olive oil instead (the rest of the ingredients stay the same).
This Creamy German Cucumber Salad is simple, crunchy, and exceptionally tasty. It makes an ideal side to any dish and you’ll need to eat it throughout the entire summer. This refreshing German Cucumber Salad is just ideal for any BBQ party or potluck. This dish is made with crunchy cucumbers and a simple sour cream dressing. Fresh dill is a must in this recipe because it adds so a lot of flavor!
- 4 medium cucumbers
- 1/2 tsp. pepper
- 1 garlic clove minced
- 1 1/2 tbsp. chopped fresh dill
- 1 tbsp. vinegar
- 1/2 tsp. sugar
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1/2 cup sour cream or greek yogurt
In a medium bowl, whisk together all of the dressing ingredients. Set aside.
Wash and thinly slice the cucumbers.
Add the cucumbers to the bowl with the dressing. Mix everything well. Serve immediately.
- Category: SALAD, SIDE DISH
- Cuisine: GERMAN
Keywords: GERMAN CUCUMBER SALAD