My Mother’s German Tomato and Cucumber Salad with Creamy Dressing

My Mother’s favourite salad

My Mother's German Tomato and Cucumber Salad

My mother, with her Germanic background, used to make a tomato and cucumber salad each summer which always delighted. With its wonderful creamy dressing it featured on all of our special occasions.

Browse all of our Tomato Salads here and here, and all of our Cucumber Salads here and here. Find inspiration in our Summer Recipes here and here.

My Mother's German Tomato and Cucumber Salad

My Mother’s German Tomato Salad

Take tomatoes and cucumbers and slice very thinly. Arrange them nicely – my mother would make circles on a plate using one tomato slice then one cucumber slice etc. Sprinkle with a little sugar to bring out the sweetness. Scatter over some finely chopped salad onions, chives or spring onions (green onions).

Make a dressing from cream, salt, pepper, fresh lemon juice and/or a good wine vinegar. Pour it over and chill the salad till serving.


This recipe goes to Inheritance Recipes by Pebble Soup and Coffee & Vanilla.



This is cross posted with our sister site, Heat in The Kitchen. It appears there as part of the Retro Recipes Series – vegetarian recipes from our first blog from 1995 – 2006.




Author: Ganga108

Heat in the Kitchen, Cooking with Spirit. Temple junkie, temple builder, temple cleaner. Lover of life, people, cultures, travel. Champion of growth, change and awareness. Taker of photos. Passionate about family. Happy.

5 thoughts on “My Mother’s German Tomato and Cucumber Salad with Creamy Dressing”

  1. Delicious salad! When I lived still in Poland we used to make similar salad as well, with cream, lemon, sugar and salt dressing.
    Thank you for sharing with Inheritance Recipes 🙂


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