How to Make a German Creamy Cucumber Salad in Ten Minutes

Updated on November 18, 2017
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Cucumbers are Soothing and Delightful

Cucumbers are great additions to most salads. They are crunchy, mildly sweetish, and a bit watery. They are considered nutrient-dense and pleasing veggies. They offer many health benefits in addition to their delightful and soothing properties.

Cucumbers purportedly help with:

  • keeping your body hydrated and cool,
  • flushing out toxins,
  • maintaining skin and eye health, and
  • aiding weight-loss.

This German cucumber salad is a very easy and simple dish that can be made in a jiffy. This is a fantastic blend of cucumber, red onions, dill leaves, creamy yogurt, vinegar, pepper powder, mustard seeds, and salt.

In this salad, crunchy cucumbers are hidden inside a mildly spiced, creamy coating. It's just awesome to have this cold salad any time, anywhere!

Now, let's see how to make this German cucumber salad.

Creamy German Cucumber Salad

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Cook Time

Prep time: 10 min
Ready in: 10 min
Yields: Serves three people

Ingredients

  • 1 medium size cucumber, washed, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 tbsp dill leaves, roughly chopped
  • 1/2 cup sour cream or yogurt, I used yogurt. Sour cream gives more creamy texture.
  • 1 tsp vinegar
  • 1/4 tsp pepper powder
  • 1/4 tsp mustard seeds, roasted
  • 1 tbsp thick milk
  • 1/4 tsp salt, or as per taste

Step-By-Step Instructions and Images for Making German Cucumber Salad

  1. Wash cucumber. Thinly slice it. Collect them in a mixing bowl.
  2. Thinly slice the onion. Add them to the bowl.
  3. Put yogurt or sour cream, pepper powder, chopped dill leaves, roasted mustard seeds, vinegar, milk, and salt in another bowl.
  4. I used yogurt. If you use sour cream, you will get a better creamy texture.
  5. Nicely whisk them. Add this thick paste to the bowl containing sliced cucumbers and onions.
  6. Stir the contents. Your favorite German cucumber salad is ready!
  7. Use it fresh or after refrigerating for an hour. This salad will stay fresh for 4-5 hours if refrigerated.
  8. You can serve it as a starter or as a side dish for the meal. It is truly a healthy, refreshing, and delightful starter. Enjoy eating!

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Step one: Keep all the ingredients ready.Step two: Put sour cream or yogurt, chopped dill leaves, roasted mustard seeds, vinegar, milk, salt, and pepper powder in a mixing bowl. Whisk them nicely.Step three: Add sliced cucumbers and red onions. Stir well. Your German cucumber salad is ready! Use it as-is or refrigerate it for an hour before serving.German cucumber salad
Step one: Keep all the ingredients ready.
Step one: Keep all the ingredients ready.
Step two: Put sour cream or yogurt, chopped dill leaves, roasted mustard seeds, vinegar, milk, salt, and pepper powder in a mixing bowl. Whisk them nicely.
Step two: Put sour cream or yogurt, chopped dill leaves, roasted mustard seeds, vinegar, milk, salt, and pepper powder in a mixing bowl. Whisk them nicely.
Step three: Add sliced cucumbers and red onions. Stir well. Your German cucumber salad is ready! Use it as-is or refrigerate it for an hour before serving.
Step three: Add sliced cucumbers and red onions. Stir well. Your German cucumber salad is ready! Use it as-is or refrigerate it for an hour before serving.
German cucumber salad
German cucumber salad

Nutritional Information of German Cucumber Salad

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1
Calories 33
Calories from Fat9
% Daily Value *
Fat 1 g2%
Saturated fat 0 g
Carbohydrates 4 g1%
Sugar 0 g
Fiber 1 g4%
Protein 1 g2%
Cholesterol 2 mg1%
Sodium 62 mg3%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

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    • ShailaSheshadri profile imageAUTHOR

      ShailaSheshadri 

      3 months ago from Bengaluru

      Thanks for reading. Wow..nice to hear that you are going to make this salad with garden fresh cucumbers! You will surely enjoy this!

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      Linda Rogers 

      3 months ago from Minnesota

      I make a cucumber salad but I'm excited to try this version. Thanks for the recipe. My cucumbers are almost ready in my garden.

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