Hungarian Cucumber Salad (Uborkasaláta)

Hungarian Cucumber Salad (Uborkasaláta)

Category, DifficultyBeginner

This is one of my Nagypapa's traditional Hungarian recipes, it's very refreshing and pairs great with BBQ or spicy food like goulash. A must make for garlic lovers.

Yields1 Serving
Prep Time20 minsTotal Time3 hrs 20 mins
 8 Medium Field Cucumbers (not english style)
 2 tbsp Kosher Salt
 2 Large Cloves Garlic
 1 tbsp Vegetable Oil
 2 tbsp White Vinegar
 Hungarian Hot Paprika to sprinkle on top
Note - The cucumber has to sit for 2-3 hours, so plan ahead
1

Wash peel and slice cucumbers very thinly (I use a mandolin). Place them in a glass bowl and add salt, cover with tea towel leave for a few hours stirring every once and a while. It will become quite liquidy.

2

The next step takes strong hands, you are to take handfulls of the cucumber and squeeze as much liquid as you can out with your cupped hands, place in a bowl. Discard salty water.

3

Using a garlic press, squeeze the cloves of garlic into the cucumbers, (if you don’t have a garlic press, mince garlic finely) add oil and vinegar. Mix well, level and sprinkle with paprika.

Serving
4

How you serve it depends on what region of Hungary you are from, we eat it as is, friends of ours from a different region serve it with a dollop of good quality sour cream.

Ingredients

 8 Medium Field Cucumbers (not english style)
 2 tbsp Kosher Salt
 2 Large Cloves Garlic
 1 tbsp Vegetable Oil
 2 tbsp White Vinegar
 Hungarian Hot Paprika to sprinkle on top

Directions

Note - The cucumber has to sit for 2-3 hours, so plan ahead
1

Wash peel and slice cucumbers very thinly (I use a mandolin). Place them in a glass bowl and add salt, cover with tea towel leave for a few hours stirring every once and a while. It will become quite liquidy.

2

The next step takes strong hands, you are to take handfulls of the cucumber and squeeze as much liquid as you can out with your cupped hands, place in a bowl. Discard salty water.

3

Using a garlic press, squeeze the cloves of garlic into the cucumbers, (if you don’t have a garlic press, mince garlic finely) add oil and vinegar. Mix well, level and sprinkle with paprika.

Serving
4

How you serve it depends on what region of Hungary you are from, we eat it as is, friends of ours from a different region serve it with a dollop of good quality sour cream.

Hungarian Cucumber Salad (Uborkasaláta)
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