German Cucumber Salad with Dill

cucumber salad with dill
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The German Cucumber Salad with dill is a great side dish for many dishes and occasions. It is a delicious salad for the BBQ and combined with pork chops or Wiener Schnitzel. The German dressing is super easy to make and healthy. If you make enough of the dressing keep it in an empty jar for your next salad! This dressing contains only FOUR ingredients! Happy Cooking!

Ingredients Cucumber Salad with Dill

(serves 4)
2 English cucumbers
2-3 tbsp sour cream
fresh or frozen dill to taste (not more than 1 tbsp)
2 tbsp oil and 2 tbsp white wine vinegar (pref. German vinegar)
1 dash sugar
salt, ground pepper to taste

hengstenberg 13 herbs vinegar

Cooking Instructions Cucumber Salad with Dill

– Wash and peel cucumber, then slice it on a grater in very fine slices.

– In a bowl combine oil and vinegar, mix well.
– Add sour cream and dill, spice to taste with salt and pepper.
– Mix very well.
– If cucumbers should have produced some water, drain excess water.
– Combine dressing with sliced cucumbers.
– Don’t serve right away, let sit for at least 15 minutes.

It’s a perfect salad for the BBQ, roasted meats or Bratwurst.

The Dill Dressing from a Package – All Natural
knorr dill salad dressing


– Add a small red onion or shallot.
– Use herbal salt.
– Add spring onions, sliced.
– Use Greek yoghurt (Fage 5%) instead of sour cream

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  1. Just FYI — I was always told to salt the thinly sliced cucumber (and onion) – for at least an hour — to leech out much of the moisture. Then, you wring out the moisture & proceed with the sour cream/vinegar dressing. That’s the recipe from my grandmother who made it for her family from about 1925 – 1965. I think her style of cooking may have been “low” German/Pennsylvania Dutch. Thanks for posting so many great recipes! I’m trying to convert my Grandmother’s recipes to vegan…. If you have any good hints, let me know!