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German Cucumber Salad

There always seems to come a point in the middle of summer when the heat is blazing and unbearable, and not a single warm dish sounds appetizing. When that time rolls around, it's mandatory to have a recipe on hand that is cool, refreshing, and, as an added bonus, nourishing. German Cucumber Salad checks all those boxes and then some! Crunchy cucumbers and sweet onions swim in a rejuvenating, creamy, and sweet German-inspired dressing. The part that will make your ears perk up- this delightful, flavorful salad is chilled and eaten cold! German Cucumber Salad is here to ensure you stay as cool as a cucumber this season!
Prep Time 8 hours 50 minutes
Servings 8


  • 2 large cucumbers thinly sliced
  • 1/2 onion optional, thinly sliced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar
  • 2 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon dried dill
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1 teaspoon paprika


  • On a platter, spread the cucumbers and onions.
  • Season the veggies with salt and let rest for 30 minutes.
  • Squeeze the excess moisture from the cucumbers away from the platter.
  • In a large bowl, stir the sour cream, sugar, vinegar, dill, and parsley together.
  • Fold the veggie mixture into the sour cream mixture.
  • Refrigerate the salad for at least 8 hours and up to overnight.
  • Garnish with paprika and serve.
Keyword cucumber salad
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