Hungarian Cucumber Salad

Total Time
Prep 35 mins
Cook 5 mins

Many hungarian families have cucumber salad to complement any of the spicey dishes popular in the cuisine. I was taught to make this as a very young girl. I am often asked to bring this dish along.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place thinly sliced cucumbers in deep glass bowl.
  2. Sprinkle salt on top then work through cucumbers.
  3. Cover bowl with plate and let sit for at least 1/2 hr.
  4. Uncover bowl and squeeze as much water as possible from cucumbers using your hands.
  5. Add thinly sliced onions, pepper, dill weed.
  6. mix well.
  7. Add sour cream mixing well.
  8. The dressing should appear to be slightly foaming.
  9. Recover and place in refrigerator until chilled.
Most Helpful

I had two cucumbers I'd been ignoring in the fridge, and I happened to have sour cream on hand, to. This recipe caught my eye in the "3 recipes you'd like to have reviewed" thread, so I decided to give it a try. It was absolutely delicious. Very simple and refreshing. I'd imagine it would be wonderful in the summer with fresh-picked cucumbers. But as it's mid-January and in the 70's here, I was looking for something light. This was perfect. Thanks, BoxO'Wine...Great recipe! Also,anyone who lives near "The Boss" is okay in my book! lol :)

LisaGay January 20, 2003

This was a wonderful refreshing salad and will certainly be making it again. I did not put as much dill weed in but that was a personal preferance.

Darlene10 January 17, 2006

my czech mil makes this same way they are great

Dienia B. March 12, 2005