Cream Cucumber Salad

Slovak cream cucumber salad recipe

Of course it’s nearing the end of summer and I’m only getting out summer recipes now. But then any time is a good time for a super simple and refreshing recipe, like this cream cucumber salad.

I’ve seen similar recipes described as a German salad, but the same is made in Slovakia. It’s warm enough to grow cucumbers easily where I live, and this salad is one of my mother-in-law’s summer staples.

Some people make this salad with whipping cream, others make it with sour cream – both are delicious. The salad photographed was made with whipping cream, which is a little sweeter and much thinner than sour cream. Give both versions a try and see which you like better!

Sometimes people also put in garlic and/or dill, which is lovely but not necessary. Oh, and Slovaks often add a little sugar, but I just can’t bring myself to do so.

Refreshing Slovak salad made with cream and cucumber

Cream Cucumber Salad

A very simple but tasty salad made in Slovakia with cucumbers and whipping cream or sour cream. 


  • 500 grams cucumbers
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons vinegar
  • 1/3-1/2 cup whipping cream or sour cream (or buttermilk or kefir)
  • garlic (optional)
  • fresh dill (optional)
  • pinch sugar (optional)


  1. Slice cucumbers very thinly, for example with a mandoline slicer. Combine all ingredients in a bowl, and mix. Because its easy like that.

    The cucumbers will release a fair amount of water, thinning out the cream/sour cream.

  2. Serve cold for a refreshing salad!