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Cucumber Salad in a white bowl with spoon and on a square white plate

Cucumber Salad (Gurkensalat)

  • Author: Gitta
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Salad
  • Cuisine: German


German Cucumber Salad perfect for a potluck picnic




  • 2 cloves garlic (1 tsp pressed garlic)
  • 2 Tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 2 tsp white granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground pepper
  • 3 Tbsp light olive or canola oil
  • 1 tsp fresh dill (dry will work but it is not as flavorful)


  • 1 English Cucumber about 10" in length



  1. Place pressed garlic in a small bowl
    Pressed garlic in a glass bowl
  2. Add the vinegar to the bowl
    Vinegar and pressed garlic in a glass bolw
  3. Add the sugar to the bowl
  4. Add the salt and pepper to the bowl
    Pepper, sugar, salt, vinegar and pressed garlic in a glass bowl
  5. Add the oil and the dill to the bowl.
    Dill and oil in glass bowl
  6. Combine all dressing ingredients with a spoon or small whisk (affiliate link).
    Cucumber dressing in a glass bowl

Cucumber Salad

  1. Slice the cucumber with a mandoline. You can also use a box grater (affiliate link) or cut the cucumber into 1/8" slices with a sharp knife.
    Slicing cucumber on mandolin
  2. Cucumbers should be very thin.
    Thinly sliced cucumbers on white plate
  3. Place the sliced cucumbers in a bowl. Add the vinaigrette to the cucumbers and toss.
    Top view cucumber salad in white bowl
  4. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.

Keywords: cucumber, salad, healthy