German Creamy Cucumber Salad With Dill

Sliced Cucumbers

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Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 0 mins
Plus: 30 mins
Total: 45 mins
Servings: 4 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
90 Calories
8g Fat
4g Carbs
1g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 90
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 17mg 6%
Sodium 13mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 4g 2%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Protein 1g
Calcium 60mg 5%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This German side dish recipe of cucumbers in sweetened sour cream and dill is a great accompaniment to pork, fried dishes, and on cold platters.

Cucumbers dressed in vinegar, salt, and sugar is known as gurkensalat in German and is a non-dairy version of this dish.


  • For the Cucumbers:
  • 1 cucumber
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • For the Dressing:
  • 1 tablespoon white-wine vinegar
  • 4 ounces sour cream
  • 2 teaspoons neutral oil like canola or vegetable
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • Dash of freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons chopped dill (to taste)
  • Garnish: dill sprigs

Steps to Make It

Prepare the Cucumber

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Wash and peel the cucumber unless it is an English cucumber or another kind which you don't have to peel.

  3. Slice the cucumber thinly. This is best done with a mandolin or food processor.

  4. Place the slices in a colander, salt, and toss. Let the slices sit for 20 to 30 minutes.

Make the Dressing

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. In a medium bowl, mix together vinegar, sour cream, oil, sugar, pepper, and dill.

  3. Drain the cucumbers and pat dry. Add them to the dressing and toss carefully to coat until slices are thoroughly covered in dressing.

  4. Serve well chilled with pork roast, poultry, fish or other foods. Garnish with additional dill sprigs if desired.​​

  5. Enjoy!

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