Ukrainian Cucumber Salad

Preparation info
  • Serves

    Six to Eight

    • Difficulty


Appears in
The Complete Guide to Traditional Jewish Cooking

By Marlena Spieler

Published 2016

  • About

Salting the cucumber with the onions draws out some of the moisture, makes the cucumbers and onions silkier and helps to combine the flavours. Serve as part of a dairy lunch or selection of salads, with herring, chopped egg and onion, and boiled potatoes.


  • 2 cucumbers, decorated with a cannelle knife (zester) and thinly sliced
  • 5–10 ml/1–2 tsp salt<


  1. Rinse the cucumber slices under cold running water, drain and place in a bowl.
  2. Add the sliced onion to the bowl with the salt and chopped dill, and combine all ingredients well.

  3. In another bowl, stir the vinegar into the sou