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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