Viennese Cucumber Salad

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"This easy-fix recipe was found @ epicuriousdotcom & entered here for play during Culinary Quest #4. 4 cups was noted as the batch yield, so I entered 8 servings of 1/2 cup ea. Times do not include standing, cooling or marinating times. Enjoy!"

Original is 8 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (29.9 g)
  • Calories 17.9
  • Total Fat - 0.1 g
  • Saturated Fat - 0 g
  • Cholesterol - 0 mg
  • Sodium - 874.2 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 4.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0.2 g
  • Sugars - 3.4 g
  • Protein - 0.1 g
  • Calcium - 6.4 mg
  • Iron - 0.1 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0.3 mg
  • Thiamin - 0 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Score cucumbers lengthwise w/a fork & slice thin, preferably w/a slicing disk of a food processor. In a lrg bowl, toss cucumbers w/salt & let stand 1 hr.

Step 2

In a sml saucepan, bring vinegar & water to a boil w/sugar, garlic & dill seed, stirring until sugar is dissolved. Let dressing cool.

Step 3

In a colander, drain cucumbers & rinse under cold water. Drain well, squeezing out excess liquid. In a bowl, combine cucumbers w/dressing & marinate (covered) at least 1 hr & up to 6 hrs. (After about 2 hrs cucumber skin will discolor, but there will be no effect on flavor.)


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5 Reviews


This was a good recipe. I loved the scoring, makes a beautiful dish! I wanted more a tang, so I added more vinegar after it was done sitting for a while. Thanks for a new way to present cukes!


review by:
(8 Sep 2017)


My mother-in-law makes her cucumbers like this only difference is she uses thinly sliced onion instead of garlic. We knew we would love these! Instead of the garlic I used a thinly sliced shallot and when serving topped with a dollop of sour creme. Served with cabbage rolls and creme fraiche mashed potatoes. Thank you twissis for sharing! Made and reviewed for the Culinary Quest 2017 - Austria.


review by:
(1 Aug 2017)


Super simple and very fresh! I made half the recipe and it was a nice side with some heavier dishes. I would whip this up again for sure. Made for CQ17 for the Smokin' Chefs. Thanks! :)


review by:
(27 Jul 2017)

K9 Owned

Loved this! As there are just 2 of us I scaled it back using 1/2 of a large English cucumber. Like another reviewer I kept picking at it right up until serving time so it didn't turn out to be too much at all. I'll be making this again! Made for CQ4


review by:
(20 Jul 2017)


This was wonderful I will make it again. I kept sneaking some everytime I passed the table Made for a World Tour 2017


review by:
(19 Jul 2017)

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