German Deli Cucumber Salad (Gurkensalat)

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 20 mins

Translated from the German recipe of Maria Hedwig Stuber. Posted by request.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. For marinade: mix all ingredients, oil comes last; mix well.
  2. Then cut the cucumber to fine slices using a potato peeler.
  3. Sprinkle salt on them and let it rest for 20 minutes.
  4. Drain liquid released by the cucumber.
  5. Mix the cucumber slices with the onion and marinade and add the herbs.
  6. Variation: You can add black olives and cubes of sheep´s or goat´s cheese.
Most Helpful

This was simple and quite tasty! Thanks for sharing.

Rhondapalooza January 24, 2010

YUM! Used dried dill and it turned out great. I did double it and it made too much for our party thinking everyone would take agreat big scoop.

Shabby Sign Shoppe October 26, 2008

Awesome! Everyone loved it. I used a 2:1 ratio for the vinegar:sugar and used apple cider vinegar. Also used fresh dill and parsley (no borage). I used salt sparingly in the marinade as I found the cukes still rather salty after sweating them. I also used the sour cream (not the yogurt). This is now on my perminant menu for our Oktoberfests going forward!

Nan L. October 13, 2008