There is no substitute for a real German salad! Learn to day how to make the Best German Cucumber Salad. This recipe is so simple and yet so delicious! We recommend to use organic cucumbers and fresh herbs. For the vinegar we recommend to use German vinegar, if you cannot get it use the Italian red or white wine vinegar. We don’t recommend to use over spiced or cheap vinegar or Balsamico. To get the authentic taste it is important to use high quality vinegar and oil.
If you don’t use a grater for slicing, cut very fine slices. Happy Cooking!
1 English cucumber
3 tbsp vinegar (red or white wine, or herb vinegar)
5 tbsp sunflower oil or taste neutral oil
salt, pepper to taste
1 dash sugar
some water (it needed)
fresh chopped dill, parsley
Fine sliced cucumbers with salt get watery after a while. So it is up to you if you like to add additional water or not. Important is that the salad should not be too dry.
The spices should be added to taste. I personally don’t add sugar at all to the salad but I add a hint of nutmeg and 1 tbsp finely chopped onions.