Both SWEET AND SOUR, this cucumber salad is a favorite! We have it throughout the year, not just in the summer! It is low in calories, too.

My husband Bill asks for this often. This recipe serves even more than 8 so it’s good for a party. Usually I cut the recipe in half for 2 or 4 people.

It is a great way to use up extra cucumbers in the garden!

See how easy and quick it is to make in the fast speed VIDEO below.

There are many names in different countries for a cucumber salad that is similar to this! Sometimes it is called German Cucumber Salad, or Sweet and Salad Cucumbers, or Southern Cucumbers since it is popular in the southern US. The Polish Mizeria is pretty much the same too.

My first introduction to this great salad was in Amish Country in Pennsylvania, when I was about 12! It was Gurkensalat  on their menu! And I was hooked!

I’ve called it so many names through the decades! It tastes wonderfully sweet and sour so I use that to describe it to people who’ve never had it!

See how easy and quick it is to make in the fast speed VIDEO below.


German Cucumber Salad
Sweet and Sour Cucumber Salad is so creamy and so delicious! A nice change from the usual salads!
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Prep Time10 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: German, Hungarian, Polish
Servings: 8
Calories: 89


  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons sugar heaping
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons white vinegar
  • ½ teaspoon dill
  • ½ cup onions thinly sliced
  • 3 or 4 cucumbers peeled and sliced about ½-inch thick


  • In a medium serving dish, whisk together the sour cream, sugar, salt, white vinegar, and dill.
  • Stir in the onions.
  • Stir in the cucumbers, coating well.
  • Cover and chill in the refrigerator for 1 hour before serving .
  • Optional: Sprinkle dill over the top before serving.


RED ONIONS might be a preference for some. I like Vidalia onions with this.
SPRINKLE the top of the dish with some dill before serving if you’d like.
CHILL the salad at least an hour before serving for the flavors to meld.
Calories: 89kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 172mg | Potassium: 259mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 288IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 55mg | Iron: 1mg

1 Comment

  1. Margo November 9, 2021 at 5:38 pm

    I make a similar cucumber salad. But that sound very addictive.


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