Elevate your meals with our refreshing cucumber salad, inspired by the traditional German dish. Thinly sliced cucumbers meet a creamy, tangy dressing with a hint of sweetness and dill. Customize the flavors to your liking and enjoy a crisp and flavorful side dish. Perfect for picnics, potlucks, and everyday dining.
garlic powder (or 1 small garlic clove, minced)
fresh dill, finely chopped (adjust to taste)
Salt and black pepper, to taste
red onion, thinly sliced (optional)
1. Add the cucumbers to a large bowl and season with a pinch of salt. Let them rest for 20 minutes, allowing excess moisture to be drawn out. Gently squeeze the cucumber slices and pour off the liquid.
2. In a medium bowl, combine the yogurt, vinegar, garlic, dill, and salt and black pepper. Mix everything together until well combined. You can also use a mini blender for a smoother dressing.
3. Taste the dressing and adjust the seasonings as needed. Add more salt, pepper, vinegar, or maple syrup to suit your preferences.
4. Pour the prepared dressing over the cucumbers. If desired, add the thinly sliced red onion to the salad. Gently stir to combine all the ingredients.
5. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving to allow the flavors to meld.