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Shredded Cucumber Salad

12:28 PM

I was gifted with another LARGE cucumber from Mom's garden the other day, so I decided to try something a little different.  This is another Ur Oma recipe and can best be described as a fresh, not overly sweet relish, OR a shredded cucumber salad.  We love it as a side by itself, on salads, or on sandwiches with coldcuts or with a nice slab of fresh tomato and black pepper.

Ur Oma informed me that when she was growing up, all salads were made in this fashion because there wasn't such a thing as store bought salad dressing... honestly, I'd choose this over store-bought any day.  This is also one of those recipes that isn't exact and is 100% to taste made according to what you have on hand.  I had this HUGE cucumber, and a large sweet onion so I went from there.  I'll include the approximate measurements for how I prefer it this salad to  my own taste preferences.

Classic German Shredded Cucumber Salad
1 large cucumber shredded (I used the grater pictured above)
1/2 large sweet onion shredded
2 1/2 tbsp white vinegar (or white wine vinegar, or apple cider vinegar)
1 tbsp White Sugar
1/2 tbsp Seasalt
Fresh Ground Black pepper to taste

Shred your veggies up in a bowl.  In a separate bowl, whisk together the vinegar, sugar, seasalt, and pepper. Add a little of the juice from the veggie bowl to give the vinaigrette a bit of a watery consistency, then  add the vinaigrette to the veggies and mix together.

Enjoy chilled for a small bite from the raw onion, or serve it the next day and the bite will disappear!

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