Swedish Cucumber Salad - Pressgurka

Total Time
1hr 5mins
Prep 5 mins
Cook 1 hr

This cucumber salad goes well with just any kind of meal. In Sweden, strong white distilled vinegar is usually used (12%), which gives the cucumber salad the correct sweet-and-sour flavour and a wonderful fresh and refreshing taste.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cut cucumbers into the thinnest possible slices.
  2. Arrange slices in a bowl.
  3. Whisk together the white distilled vinegar, sugar, salt, pepper and parsley.
  4. Pour over the cucumbers.
  5. Place a plate with a weight over the cucumbers to squeeze out the liquid.
  6. Chill for 1 hour.


Most Helpful

Making with the caraway seeds is what makes this recipe different and Swedish! Loved the mixture of ingredients and will make again. My DH loved this and requested it again soon! If he likes it, then it's a go! Thanks for this one FT!

Sunny In Florida July 10, 2008

My Scandanavian family's eaten a simpler version of this for years, but I didn't know it was a Swedish recipe. Very light and delicious.

keltiekay August 11, 2012

Loved that the cukes kept their crispness. Plan on having them on a salad tomorrow. After that.....they'll probably be gone! And time to make another bunch! Thnx for posting, Tartie! Made for KcK's Forum Scandinavia Kitchen.

Darkhunter October 02, 2010

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