Easy Old-Fashioned Cucumber Salad "Gurkensalat" (Gluten-free, Vegan, Paleo)


The simple, classic German side dish, "Gurkensalat". This Easy Old-Fashioned Cucumber Salad is just like grandma used to make! Thinly sliced cucumber and onions, chilled and marinated in a sweet vinegar base. A healthy and delicious gluten-free, vegan, paleo, and allergy-free recipe for any gathering!


  • 2 Medium-Sized Cucumbers
  • 1 Medium-Sized Vidalia Onion
  • 1 TB Chopped Fresh Dill
  • 1 Cup White Vinegar
  • 1 Cup Cold Water
  • 2 TB Erythritol (or preferred granulated sweetener)
  • 1/2 Tsp Salt
  • 1/4 Tsp Black Pepper


  1. Slice the cumbers into thin rounds and place in a large bowl.
  2. Slice the onion into thin rounds and then slice those rounds in half (for thin "half-moon" shaped strings), and place them in the bowl with the cucumber slices.
  3. Now add the dill, vinegar, water, sweetener, salt, and pepper.
  4. Toss everything together with your hands, cover the bowl, and then chill in the fridge overnight (or at least 8-12 hours).