Austrian Cucumber Salad

Penny Otte


This salad was served at every lunch meal we had with our extended family. It was made by all the women including my aunt, grandmother, great aunts and even my mother, who was only "Austrian by marriage". Its always a hit at our bbq's. Enjoy!


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25 Min
No-Cook or Other


How to Make Austrian Cucumber Salad


  1. Completely peel the cucumbers and then with a box grater grate into paper thin slices. Grate into a colander over a bowl. Sprinkle the cucumbers with sea salt.

    Wait about 25 minutes for the cucumbers to "weep".
  2. In the meantime, and in a medium sized bowl, whisk the olive oil vinegar and sweetner together. Adjust to taste. The dressing should be like a sweet vinegarette, more sour than oily.
  3. After the cucumbers have "wept for 25 minutes, take them in your clean hands and squeeze as much moisture out of them as you can. Place the squeezed cucumbers in the bowl with the dressing. Carefully fold together. Dust with dill. Refrigerate til ready to serve. Enjoy!

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About Austrian Cucumber Salad

Course/Dish: Other Salads
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: German
Hashtags: #barbeque #raw #salad

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