German Cucumber Salad with Sour Cream

"This is a very light, tasty salad, and not sweet like many cucumber salads. It's very refreshing with a tangy bite from the green onions. I used dried herbs, of course using less, and it was still very tasty. I got the recipe many years ago from a recipe board online, but do not remember the source. However, it was attributed to a man who made this for his guests at an inn he ran in Germany. I included slicing the vegetables in the approximate time."
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Ready In:
1hr 20mins




  • In a bowl, combine all the salad ingredients.
  • In another small bowl, mix together well all the dressing ingredients.
  • Pour over the cucumber salad mixture and toss gently.
  • Cover and chill for at least an hour.

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  1. Made exactly as per recipe - Great!!! Next time I will try it without Parsley and add a bit of dried dill. Thank!!!!
  2. WOW, how yummy. This is a recipe to keep. I overdosed the salad with the onion(white onion that I scalded) and the kids still helped me clean the bowl down to the last drop. Used ordinary cream as no sour, and had no dill, so extra parsley. Can't wait to try it with these two ingredients.
  3. Yum! I made this as directed but used dried dill. Simple and tasty salad. Thanks for sharing. Made for Cookbook Tag.
  4. Just like Mom and Grandma made when I was growing up!
  5. I *have* to give this a five star rating, I'd give it more if I could! I have been looking for a recipe for German Dill Dressing so I wouldn't have to order the packets. I tried another recipe (and a prepared dip), but they were way too sweet. When I saw the vinegar in this recipe, it made me hope, and I was not let down! I made this with dill weed, but come summer, I'll try it with fresh dill. Thanks so much, this will be a summer staple!


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