Danish Cucumber Salad - Agurkesalat

"This quick and easy side dish was found on Food Down Unders website and is included in the Zaar World Tour 2005 swap for Scandinavia."
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Ready In:
1hr 25mins




  • Wash and peel cucumbers. Cut cucumbers into very thin slices and place in medium bowl, salt lightly, and let stand for 15 minutes.
  • Pour off all liquid from cucumbers. In a small bowl mix together the water, vinegar, sugar and pepper. Thinly sliced vidalia or walla walla onions can be placed in the salad also according to taste and this is optional. Pour mixture over the cucumbers and place in the refrigerator for one hour or until chilled. Drain off liquid again or serve with a slotted spoon.

Questions & Replies

  1. How long will this keep in fridge once it’s made please? Thank you!


  1. Delicious version of pickled cucumber salad. My husband introduced this dish to me years ago and we usually keep it on hand in the summer. We really how refreshing it is. It's perfect as a side for a richer dinner. Made for CQ4.
    • Review photo by PanNan
  2. What a great salad Lauralie. We enjoyed the cucumbers prepared this way very much. I forgot to add the sliced onions to the mixture while marinating. I remembered just before I served them, so I thinly sliced them added them fresh. The salad was wonderful. Thank you for sharing a recipe, that i will make again my friend. Made for CQ4 - Scandinavia.
  3. Great cucumber salad. I grew up with something very similar, and we're not even Scandinavian! Thanks for posting! Made for CQ4.
  4. As a kid my Mom made this at least once a week. My favorite way to eat it is drained and served over wassa crisp bread smeared with goat cheese. Made for CQ 2017.
    • Review photo by Diana Adcock
  5. As a kid we had this very salad nearly every Sunday as part of our Sunday Smorgaasbord. Easy tasty recipe Thanks Lori


  1. I substituted fresh lime juice for the vinegar and used red onions. Was well liked



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