I first encountered cucumber salad at this little German restaurant in Huntsville, AL called Ole Heidelburg Cafe. I had the option of a house salad or cucumber salad and everyone I was with said to go with the cucumber salad, so I did. It was absolutely delicious. Here’s my version of German cucumber salad.
You may notice that my recipe calls for either sour cream or yogurt. I use yogurt because I tend to have it around the house more often and because it adds some extra protein. However, traditional cucumber salad is made with sour cream. I’ve also included raw onions in my cucumber salad (which is what makes it “German”), but if you don’t like raw onions, just leave them out.
- 1/2 cup sour cream or plain yogurt
- 1 cucumber
- 1 medium to large tomato
- 2 slices onion (slice like you would for onion rings)
- 2-4 tsp lemon juice
- 1/2 – 3/4 tsp dill
- Pinch of salt
Peel and slice your cucumber, slice your tomato, and slice your onion. I like to slice, then quarter the onion because it’s easier to eat.
In a bowl, combine dill and salt.
Add sour cream or yogurt and lemon juice to taste. Mix well.
Add onion, cucumber, and tomato to the mixture and stir until the veggies are coated with the dressing.