Hungarian Cucumber Salad, Uborkasalata

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This is a refreshing salad and perfect foil for Chicken paprikash. Great summer cold plate dish.

Hungarian Cucumber Salad, Uborkasalata
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super easy refreshing salad for summers or with Hungarian entrees anytime.
Hungarian Cucumber Salad, Uborkasalata
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super easy refreshing salad for summers or with Hungarian entrees anytime.
Ingredients
Servings:
Instructions
  1. First, use a vegetable peeler to get the cucumber sliced as thinly as possible, yet keeping the round slice.
  2. Then, mix vinegar and water to taste I like 1:2 ratio of vinegar to water. You may like it stronger... taste it to give the acidity you like.
  3. Sea salt and Cracked fresh black pepper to taste.
  4. Five or so scallions sliced thin
  5. Mix and refrigerate, covered, for an hour or more.
  6. That's it. If you have the dill sprinkle it on top for a nice variation.
Recipe Notes

Some recipes call for additions of sour cream or sugar. I like neither, but you can fix it that way if you want.Some add oil and I say "no,no, no"

Alternative recipe:

  1. Slice thinly into a bowl, 2 Cucumbers washed and peeled.
  2. Sprinkle 2 teas. salt. and small onion. Mix and set aside 1 hour.
  3. Meanwhile, mix 3 Tbs. water, 1/2 teas. sugar, 1/4 teas. paprika, 1/4 teas. pepper.
  4. Squeeze cucumbers a little at a time, discarding liquid and put in bowl.
  5. Pour vinegar mixture over cucumbers and toss.
  6. Sprinkle 1/4 teas. paprika. Chill 1 hour.
  7. Added to Hungarian Recipes by Helen Kovach
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