Monday, May 27, 2019

German Traditional Cooking: Gurkensalat (Cucumber Salad)

I feel like I've been planning to make this cucumber salad for what seems like forever, but it just never happened.  I always enjoy this dish when I go to German restaurants, but considering how easy it is to throw together, I'm shocked it's just now getting made.  Light and delicious for summer.

Gurkensalat (Cucumber Salad)
Adapted from German Traditional Cooking

1 large hothouse seedless cucumber
½ teaspoon sea salt
1 tablespoon granulated sugar
1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
¼ cup sour cream
1 tablespoon fresh dill, minced
1 tablespoon fresh chives, minced
Sea salt and ground white pepper

Peel the cucumber leaving some of the green rind.  Slice it very thinly.  Mix the salt and sugar into the vinegar, and marinate the cucumber in this mixture for 30 minutes.  Drain off the liquid, mix the sour cream, dill, and chives with the cucumber, and season to taste with additional sea salt and pepper.

Makes 4 servings

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