Hungarian Cucumber Salad Recipe -
Hungarian Cucumber Salad Recipe
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Hungarian Cucumber Salad

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"Great salad to make when you have a ton of cucumbers coming out of the garden. We make this year round but we are real cuke lovers in this family. Let it sit for a few days in the fridge and it's even better! Great make-ahead dish for BBQs and parties."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins

    15 mins


  1. Lightly toss cucumber slices, onion slices, and chopped dill together in a large bowl.
  2. Pour vinegar over cucumber mixture; toss to coat.
  3. Pour oil over cucumber mixture; toss to coat.
  4. Season with salt and black pepper.
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  • Cook's Note:
  • The reason you add the vinegar first and then the oil is because if the cukes get oil on them first the vinegar will not be able to soak in properly. This salad will also have some liquid that comes out of the onion and cucumber. This is a good thing! Do not pour it out.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
May 07, 2012

The cuke salads that I've had usually have more tang than this one. But, honestly, I'm really not familiar with how Hungarian cucumber salad should taste...this could be spot on. IMO still thought it was a little bland, but probably just because it wasn't what I was expecting.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jul 10, 2014

Made this for an office picnic as I was intrigued with this oil and vinegar recipe. I made a large batch so served it to my family first. I thought it "meh" but my husband really liked it. Both of us said it needed MORE vinegar as there wasn't much of a zing to it. The overriding flavor was of the dill and I used the amount listed in the recipe. Took it to the picnic the next day and several people complimented me on it. Based on my observations, this recipe has a 50/50 chance of being considered "good" by someone.

Jul 06, 2013

Precisely what I was looking for! I had this type of salad in the Czech Republic and fell in love. I've tried many recipes, but this is the one that comes closest to what I remember. I think the oil is the trick!

Apr 16, 2012

I make this recipe often. Husbnd is hungarian and just loves it as it is!

Jun 28, 2014

this is the cucumber sald that I remember from my childhood! To give it a bit more flavor make one or two of the teaspoons of vinegar blasamic or some other flavored vinegar (preferabley whitish). I prefer less salt as well.

Jun 07, 2012

This was tasty. I made a half a recipe and got about 4 servings. I used a sweet onion, but cut the amount in half. I also halved the salt and pepper and just sprinkled additional salt to taste. I took the pic. and realized I forgot to add the dill. I just added 2 pinches of dry for half the recipe. It improved the flavor. For some reason, this salad tasted like non tart pickle slices. It tastes great cold and just made, but like most salads with salt I didn't care for it after it sat. I would definitely make it right before serving.

Mar 16, 2013

My boyfriend loves this, and I think its great too. I add more vinegar and a little water and let it sit for awhile- its even better the next day!

Aug 03, 2012

Excellent! Thanks so much for sharing!


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  • Calories
  • 98 kcal
  • 5%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 8.9 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 7 g
  • 11%
  • Fiber
  • 1.5 g
  • 6%
  • Protein
  • 1.3 g
  • 3%
  • Sodium
  • 393 mg
  • 16%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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