Danish Cucumber Salad (Agurksalat)

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"This is so similar to the northern German cuisine of my mom's, but this is from a website of Danish traditional foods."

Original recipe yields 5 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (142.2 g)
  • Calories 80.6
  • Total Fat - 0.1 g
  • Saturated Fat - 0 g
  • Cholesterol - 0 mg
  • Sodium - 3.3 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 19.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0.5 g
  • Sugars - 18 g
  • Protein - 0.6 g
  • Calcium - 16.3 mg
  • Iron - 0.3 mg
  • Vitamin C - 2.6 mg
  • Thiamin - 0 mg

Step 1

Cut off ends of cucumber, then thinly slice by hand or with a mandolin.

Step 2

Place in bowl, salt generously, put a plate on top of cakes, weigh down with vinegar bottle or some heavy object.

Step 3

After 10-15 minutes, remove weight and plate, and squeeze the slices by hand.

Step 4

Drain off liquid and discard.

Step 5

Add equal amounts of sugar, water and vinegar.

Step 6

Stir to dissolve sugar.

Step 7

Add pepper to taste and salt if needed.

Step 8

Keep in refrigerator until serving. Garnish with sliced green onion.

Tips & Variations

  • Mandolin, for making uniform thin slices



I prepared this to go along with a German meal I made for my daughter and grandson...it was enjoyed by all of us...we loved the tang of the vinegar and the touch of sweetness...next time I'm cutting back a bit on the liquid amount...the slices were swimming in it...I let mine relax in the frig for about 4 hours...gave the small amount that was leftover to my daughter to enjoy later...made for "FYC" tag game...

review by:
(27 May 2022)


I am a HUGE fan of cucumber salads and this one was another hit at my table. The kids like it because it's sweet, I like it because it's an easy way to get the kids to eat some veggies. I made this exactly as directed. I let it marinate for about 3 hours in the refrigerator before we ate it. Glad I tried this salad!

review by:
(28 Feb 2021)

Sue Lau

Love cuke salad! We eat a ton. Made with stevia instead of sugar and threw in a couple extra onions. Yum! Made for FYC tag at FF&F

review by:
(4 Jul 2018)


Cool, light and refreshing. The lightly tangy cucs with the little bit of onion were the perfect foil for meatloaf and mashed potatoes. Made for CQ4

review by:
(4 Sep 2017)


Delicious and easy to make. Thank you for a great recipe.

review by:
(2 Sep 2017)

Susie D

Lovely and classic cucumber salad!

review by:
(2 Sep 2017)