Austrian cucumber salad

In the cucumber season, a cucumber salad is an absolute must. This recipe here is traditional in Austria, a light and refreshing side dish for almost every main course. I especially love this cucumber salad with breaded dishes such as the Viennese Schnitzel.

Here are my Viennese Schnitzel served with typical Austrian side dishes, Austrian potato salad, tomato salad and cucumber salad.
  • 600 g cucumbers, cut into thin slices
  • 2 cloves of garlic, pressed
  • 5 stems of fresh dill
  • 150 g sour cream
  • 50 g crème fraîche
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 pinch of white pepper, ground
  • ½ tbsp lemon juice, freshly squeezed
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil for decoration

Peel the cucumbers and cut them into thin slices (I use my mandoline for this). Place in a bowl, salt well and let steep for 20 minutes. Then squeeze the cucumber slices and put them in a salad bowl. Mix the sour cream, crème fraîche, salt, pepper, garlic, chopped dill and lemon juice and mix with the cucumber slices. Drizzle with olive oil and serve.

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