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german cucumber salad

Recipe by
wanda lentz
scottsboro, AL

A friend from Germany served this at a neighborhood party. Everyone loved it but when asked for the recipe, she said her mother made this during world war II and this was made from memory. She just experimented until the flavor was as she remembered it. She came to my house to show me how to make the salad and as she measured the ingredients, I wrote amounts, ingredients and method of preparing and this has been a favorite dish at church, family gatherings, etc.

yield serving(s)
prep time 40 Min
method No-Cook or Other

Ingredients For german cucumber salad

  • md
    5 or 6 cucumbers
  • liberal sprinkling of dill weed
  • tsp
    2 teaspoons salt
  • md
    1/2 grated onion
  • c
    1/3 cup plus 3 t. white vinegar
  • c
    1/3 cup oil
  • c
    1/3 cup hot tap water

How To Make german cucumber salad

  • 1
    slice cucumbers thinly, add salt, onion, and dill weed. Let mixture set for about 30 minutes.
  • 2
    When above ingredients have marinated 30 minutes pour vinegar, oil and water over and cover.
  • 3
    This salad is best if refrigerated overnight. May be served cold or room temperature.