Cucumber Salad With Caraway Seeds

A very simple, very German salad. Great with spicy foods.



2 cups


  • 2-3 cucumbers
  • Kosher salt
  • Sugar
  • Distilled vinegar
  • Pepper
  • Caraway seeds (optional)


Peel the cucumbers. Slice wafer-thin using a mandoline. Place in a colander, spinkle with salt, mix, and leave to drain for at least an hour.

Rinse briefly, drain. Place in bowl, and add sugar and vinegar (start with 1 tblsp vinegar, 1 tsp sugar, then modify to taste. Add pepper and caraway seeds (Jane doesn’t like them, but Ingo finds them indespensible, and they are typically German).


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