REFRESHING SOUR CREAM & CUCUMBER SALAD (RAHMGURKENSALAT) – VIENNA, AUSTRIA

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 birds eye view
sour cream and cucumber salad served

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.

sour cream and cucumber salad close up

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!

For another tasty Austrian recipe, why not try my Heartwarming Viennese Potato Soup?

Guten appetit!

-ARIA

AuthorariaesmeraldaDifficultyBeginner

sour cream cucumber salad

Yields6 Servings
Prep Time5 minsTotal Time5 mins

 1 cucumber
 250 ml sour cream
 salt and pepper to taste
 1 tbsp olive oil
 2 cloves of crushed garlic
 2 tbsp white wine vinegar

1

Slice the cucumber thinly either by peeling or by using a mandolin

2

Place the sliced cucumber in a bowl and add the rest of the ingredients

3

Mix ingredients well

4

Add more vinegar, garlic or salt depending on your personal preference

5

Keep chilled for up to 5 hours and serve when ready

Ingredients

 1 cucumber
 250 ml sour cream
 salt and pepper to taste
 1 tbsp olive oil
 2 cloves of crushed garlic
 2 tbsp white wine vinegar

Directions

1

Slice the cucumber thinly either by peeling or by using a mandolin

2

Place the sliced cucumber in a bowl and add the rest of the ingredients

3

Mix ingredients well

4

Add more vinegar, garlic or salt depending on your personal preference

5

Keep chilled for up to 5 hours and serve when ready

REFRESHING SOUR CREAM & CUCUMBER SALAD (RAHMGURKENSALAT) – VIENNA, AUSTRIA
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