May 14, 2019 / Leave a Comment
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
- 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
- ⅛ teaspoon each salt & ground black pepper
- 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