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 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)


Great cucumber salad! There are so many variations of this salad from all over the world, and this is among the best! So easy to make and the balance of flavors is just right. I like that it has no dairy and therefore is lower cal. Thanks for posting! Made for CQ4.

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(1 Sep 2017)