Russian Cucumber Salad


Russian Cucumber Salad is a side dish, but an important on in Russian cuisine. It’s healthy, it’s tasty (if you like cucumber), and it’s very simple.

Let’s be honest – something has to offset the hearty cuisine of Northeastern Europe, and most often a simple salad that’s heavy on a vegetable or two will do just the trick. This one, in particular, pairs great with Stroganoff to complete a simple, sustainable family meal.

Keep in mind that this is a very simple, fairly traditional method of making Russian Cucumber Salad. If you want to dress it up a bit with extra acid and sweetness, toss in some extra chopped tomatoes (double the portion), perhaps add a little Feta.

Sure it makes it a little more like a Greek Salad, but Feta is good on everything.

Russian Cucumber Salad

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time25 mins

Ingredients

  • 1 large English/”seedless” cucumber peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1 medium Roma tomatoes diced
  • 1 small shallot peeled/minced
  • 3 tablespoons good olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • ¼ teaspoon dried dill weed
  • teaspoon each salt & ground black pepper

Instructions

  • Combine cucumbers, tomatoes, and shallots. 
  • Whisk together oil, vinegar, dill weed, salt & pepper. 
  • Combine oil/vinegar and cucumber/tomatoes/shallots just before serving.
  • As an option, top with Feta Cheese

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