Cucumber Salad

Preparation: 90 mins
For 2 side dishes


  • 1 cucumber
  • 2 tbsp. white wine vinegar
  • Dill
  • Salt, pepper, sugar


  1. Finely slice the cucumber into a bowl.
  2. Add 2 teaspoons of salt and rub it on the cucumber slices. Then press a second bowl or plate on the salted cucumber and place a weight on it. This is to squeeze the water out of the cucumber. Let stand for 60 minutes.
  3. Using your hands, firmly squeeze the cucumber slices and completely drain the water that comes out.
  4. Mix 50 ml of water, white wine vinegar, 2 teaspoons of sugar and a pinch of pepper to make a dressing until the sugar has dissolved.
  5. Pour the dressing and some fresh dill over the cucumber and let it sit for 30 minutes.

About this recipe

This cucumber salad is a traditional side dish in Swedish cuisine. Squeezing the finely sliced cucumber makes this salad really crunchy.