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Austrian Cucumber Salad, “Gurkensalat”

Recipe courtesy of Chef Ryo Horiuchi, Embassy of Austria.


Cucumber Salad, “Gurkensalat”



4 cucumbers

1 garlic clove, grated

100cc sour cream

1/2 sprig fresh dill, finely chopped

1-2 tbsp white wine vinegar

granulated sugar, to taste

salt and pepper, to taste



  1. Peel half the skin off the cucumbers. Slice finely and sprinkle with salt. Mix with grated garlic and set aside.
  2. Dilute the sour cream with a little bit of water. Add the wine vinegar, sugar, salt and pepper, and mix well.
  3. Add the salted cucumber and chopped dill, adjusting taste as desired.


Translated by Robert Sakai-Irvine