1/2 Photos of Grandma Varga's Hungarian Cucumber Salad (Uborkasalata)
Anthony Gougoutris's Note:
This is the best cucumber salad I have ever had. This is my grandmothers recipe, (she was from Nagyszentmiklos) and this is a perfect companion dish for chicken paprikas, although I could make a meal out of it. This will quickly become your favorite way to eat cucumbers!
My Private Note
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- 1Slice cucumbers very thinly, preferably using a mandolin.
- 2Take a colander, put in a small layer of cucumbers, then sprinkle with a small amount of the salt.
- 3Continue this method until all the salt and cucumbers are used up.
- 4Cover the cucumbers with a plate inside the colander, and put a very heavy weight on top.
- 5Make sure the colander is in a large bowl, because the cucumbers will lose alot of water.
- 6Let them sit for 1 hour.
- 7In the meantime, chop the dill and finely mince the garlic, put aside.
- 8After 1 hour, take a handful of cucumbers, and squeeze out as much juice as you can, and continue until they are all done.
- 9Rinse thoroughly with water, drain well.
- 10After the cucumbers are done, return to the colander, and weight down one more time for about 15 minutes.
- 11You do not have to squeeze out the juice again with your hands Combine all ingredients in a large bowl, except the paprika.
- 12After mixing thoroughly, put in a nice serving dish, and sprinkle with the paprika.
- 13Chill for at least 2 hours.
- 15Nutritional information shows a high amount of sodium, but the vast majority is pressed out by your hands. The main function of the kosher salt is to purge the moisture out of the cucumbers.
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Nutritional Facts for Grandma Varga's Hungarian Cucumber Salad (Uborkasalata)
Serving Size: 1 (343 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 8
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 103.4
- Calories from Fat 54
- Total Fat 6.0 g
- Saturated Fat 3.4 g
- Cholesterol 14.9 mg
- Sodium 3566.3 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 12.2 g
- Dietary Fiber 1.6 g
- Sugars 6.0 g
- Protein 2.6 g