Uborkasálata is a simple and refreshing cucumber salad from Hungary and it is one of my husband’s favourites. Since our recent trip to Budapest I have been making more Hungarian recipes at home and will be sharing them over time here with you. This cucumber salad has 8 ingredients, 2 of those are optional so you can see it really is a simple. This simple cucumber salad can also be kept covered in the fridge for a few days to enjoy.
In other news we finally went through all 370 photos we took while in Budapest and now I need to whittle them down to a select few to share with you here… which will be hard. Is it weird that I don’t even remember how long it has been since we got back? Seriously I feel like the weeks just fly by, not sure if that’s a good thing or a bad thing but at least the weather here is improving as the days go by so that’s a definite plus.
Back to the topic of simple salads please share with me in the comments below your simple go to salad at home.
Simple Cucumber Salad (Uborkasaláta)
- 2 large cucumbers (I used Telegraph cucumbers).
- 1 cup/240 ml filtered water.
- 2 Tbsp white wine vinegar.
- 2 tsp raw honey.
- 1 tsp Himalayan salt, divided.
- 1 tsp Sweet Hungarian Paprika (optional).
- Sour cream (optional).
Peel and very thinly slice the cucumbers (a mandolin works best for this).
Place into a mixing bowl and sprinkle on 1/2 tsp of Himalayan salt. Toss to coat.
Cover and set aside for an hour.
After that time squeeze out excess water then rinse in a strainer .
Place back into a mixing bowl.
In a separate mixing bowl add in the filtered water, white wine vinegar, raw honey and the other 1/2 tsp of Himalayan salt. Add the paprika here as well if you want to.
Use a whisk to mix everything together.
Pour the dressing over the cucumber.
Let sit for an hour before serving.
Serve with a dollop of sour cream on top if you tolerate it and want to add it on top. Enjoy!
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