A tasty side dish that takes two minutes to make!
I spent the summer of 2007 visiting my friend Rebecca in Germany. We had dinner with her grandparents in Bavaria one night and her grandmother served salmon, potatoes, and the tastiest cucumbers I’d ever had. I was startled because they looked normal.
I believe I said something eloquent like, “What the hell is going on with these cucumbers?!” Rebecca sent me the recipe and I made it every week for years and years and finally, I’m posting it here for you!
This is very easy to multiply for a crowd. It’s just three ingredients: sliced cucumber, white wine vinegar, and sugar. The result is downright magical. It’s the perfect little side dish, especially if you grow cucumbers!
There was some debate in whether or not to call this salad on account of how it’s just dressed cucumber. You can add herbs, Feta cheese, avocado, and other add-ins but I thought I’d post the base here for you to play with. After all, it’s delicious on its own and I often eat it as is! It’s a lovely complement to seafood, chicken, summer skewers, chilled pasta, and more.
German Cucumber Salad
1 english cucumber
1 Tbsp white wine vinegar
1/2 tsp granulated sugar
- Cut ends off of cucumber. Cut cucumber in half lengthwise and scoop the seeds out with a spoon.
- Slice cucumber and toss with white wine vinegar and granulated sugar. That’s it! Refrigerate until ready to use.
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