While looking for new spiralizer recipes, I stumbled across this Gurkensalat German Cucumber Salad from Turning the Clock Back. I only made a couple of small changes to the recipe: spiral cut the cucumbers and used white wine vinegar. With Oktoberfest season upon us, it was perfect timing. I had seen cucumbers put through a spiral cutter recently and the result is so pretty! If you’re working on a German menu, you might also like my slow cooker German Sweet Potato Soup or some fun variations on Homemade Pretzels.
Cucumber salad is so quick and easy to assemble. I made my dressing first, so the cucumbers, onions and dill would still be very fresh when I added the dressing. It’s important to slice your cucumbers very thin, and that’s one reason the spiralizer is so perfect for this recipe. Instead of flat pieces of cucumber, you end up with a gorgeous, wavy ribbon with the onions and dill floating around on it. It makes the salad so much nicer – perfect for dinner guests or a holiday meal. I didn’t spiral slice the onions, though. Slicing them by hand, I was able to get them very thin.
The dressing is very straightforward and also delicious. I made mine in a small lidded jar. I stirred it once, then put the lid on and shook it multiple times while making the salad. If you prefer a creamier salad dressing, you can add non-dairy yogurt to the jar or mixing bowl. One half cup will make it into a creamy dressing.