Gurkensalat (Cucumber Salad)

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 20 mins

Posted for World Tour 2006, this is a mildly tangy cucumber salad of the sort you can find at small cafes and private homes in Germany. I loved this one when I lived there. It's not fancy but it is definitely tasty.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Peel cucumbers and cut into very thin slices.
  2. Mix together vinegar, sugar, salt, and pepper and pour over cucumbers.
  3. Marinate about 20 minutes to an hour but no more than that; drain off liquid, toss cucumbers with sour cream, then top with fresh parsley and serve.


Most Helpful

I added some thinly sliced sweet onion and really liked the sweating technique. I eyeballed the sour cream to meet the consistency I wanted. At the end I added fresh parsley and dill. This dish is very refreshing and tasty! Highly recommend trying this recipe.

Doc's Mom August 12, 2011

A very refreshing salad. I did not have sour cream so I used non-fat plain yogurt. This will be a regular for me. I bet some dill weed would be good in it!

nott June 26, 2009

A very good salad. Refresing and low cal! I used low fat Greek yogurt because we don't have sour cream here. I remove the skin of the cucumber though, next I leave it on. I also used more parsley! Thanks Janet for posting it!

katia June 08, 2006

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