German Cucumber Salad, a.k.a Gurken Salat

Diane C.


I got this recipe from my neighbor's mother. She taught me how to make it. She was from Bavaria Province, in Germany.


★★★★★ 1 vote

1 Hr 30 Min
No-Cook or Other


  • 1 large
    cucumber, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1-2 pinch
  • 3 Tbsp
    apple cider vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp
    canola oil
  • 1 tsp
  • 2 Tbsp
    water (optional)
  • 1/8 tsp
    dill weed

How to Make German Cucumber Salad, a.k.a Gurken Salat


  1. Peel and thinly slice the cucumber. Layer 1/3 of the cucumber in a large bowl. Sprinkle with a pinch of salt. Repeat twice til all the cucumber is in the bowl. Cover and let the cucumber rest for one hour.
    Refrigeration is not necessary.
  2. After the cucumber has rested, stir the cucumber. Add the other ingredients. Stir to combine.
  3. Add water if needed. Stir to combine. Chill for 30 minutes.
  4. Notes:
    You can use white vinegar if you prefer a milder flavor. Enjoy!

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About German Cucumber Salad, a.k.a Gurken Salat

Course/Dish: Vegetables Other Salads
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: German
Other Tags: Quick & Easy Healthy

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