REFRESHING SOUR CREAM & CUCUMBER SALAD (RAHMGURKENSALAT) – VIENNA, AUSTRIA
December 2, 2019
This recipe is the perfect side salad for a hearty main meal. Sour cream and cucumber salad is a simple, fresh and delicious traditional addition to a Viennese schnitzel dish as it is light and compliments the breaded meat beautifully!
Sour cream and cucumber salad is particularly common in Austria, Hungary, and Poland. It works well with a variety of meats including chicken, pork and fish. A cooling and refreshing medley of sour cream, garlic, and cucumbers, it is also ideal for a summer barbeque!
Similarly to other salad recipes, it tastes great after being chilled for a few hours to enhance the flavours, and can, therefore, be made quite far in advance.
The key to this salad is to use English cucumbers and for the cucumbers to be sliced as thinly as possible, by using either a peeler or a mandolin. The thinner the better, as they should appear almost translucent.
Further additions to this recipe can include thinly sliced onions and garlic. Despite these ingredients not being traditional, they can still be a great accompaniment if you’re looking for a thicker consistency or slightly crunchier salad.
I hope you enjoy this delicious refreshing cucumber salad! Let us know if you make any additions or substitutions!