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.

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1 Hr 30 Min
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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


  • 1Peel 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.
  • 2After the cucumber has rested, stir the cucumber. Add the other ingredients. Stir to combine.
  • 3Add water if needed. Stir to combine. Chill for 30 minutes.
  • 4Notes:
    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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