Friday, August 21, 2009

Gurkensalat(German Cucumber Salad) & Tomatensalat (German Tomato Salad)

Whenever i go for new cuisine, i'll always go for salads or soups...This time i started with two german style cucumber and tomato salad for our today's lunch, some of the german dishes are really very easy to prepare and they hardly need really very few minutes....These salads are really refreshing, healthy, delicious, simple to prepare and prefect for hot summer...While i was searching for German recipes, i have fallen completely in love the ingredients they are used to prepare this delicious, simple salad..I tried out immediately and my H loved the salads who says rarely 'Yes' to salads if salads are served twice for dinner...This both salads goes for quite a different dressing which change completely the taste of these salads...Cucumber salad goes for cream dressing while tomato salad goes for herbs and  worcestershire sauce, this salads are definitely a keeper for me...Am sending this both salads to AWED-German guest hosted by Lakshmi of Kitchen chronicles, event started by DK...

Gurkensalat (German Cucumber Salad)
2nos Cucumber
2tbsp Apple cider vinegar
1tsp Sugar
1/4tsp Salt
1/4tsp Pepper powder
1/4cup Sour cream
1/2tsp Dry parsley leaves
1tbsp Onion(finely chopped)

Peel the cucumbers and cut into very thin slices...mix together the vinegar, sugar, salt, pepper and pour over the sliced cucumbers,let it sit for half an hour in fridge...finely add the sour cream, dry parsley leaves and finely chopped onion pieces..


Tomatensalat (German Tomato Salad)
3nos Tomatoes (juicy and ripen tomatoes)
1/4tsp Salt
1tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1/2tsp Cider vinegar
1/2tsp Sugar
1/4tsp Dry thyme
1/4tsp Dry basil
1/4tsp Pepper powder
1/4no Onion(chopped roughly)

Mix together the vinegar, dry thyme,oil,sugar, salt, dry basil, pepper powder, worcestershire sauce and chopped onions..toss with chopped tomato pieces, keep everything for an hour in fridge and serve...


Gita said... Reply To This Comment

Interesting salads Priya...both must be very refreshing :)

Varsha Vipins said... Reply To This Comment

such a creamy salad priyakka..i like salads like this..:)

Lakshmi Venkatesh said... Reply To This Comment

Both the salads are looking very nice. After seeing ur salad i remember about my german Oma who used to give us Salads every day.

Thks for ur entry to the event. please send me a mail to

Pavithra said... Reply To This Comment

Wow looks so yummy...and healthy colorful too

Nandini said... Reply To This Comment

Salads! So creamy and looking nutritious! Refreshing too!

Faiza Ali said... Reply To This Comment

Both salads look so refreshing and healthy. Even I start with salads, when I have to try any new recipe of a particular country ;)

Ann said... Reply To This Comment

Both looks perfect..!!

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said... Reply To This Comment

Both looks so tempting..and really refreshing...yummmy

Sushma Mallya said... Reply To This Comment

healthy crunchy salads priya..looks colourful and nice...

Suma Rajesh said... Reply To This Comment

woo this is good and perfect dieting salad...lovly presentation dear..

chakhlere said... Reply To This Comment

woww!! Both are my favorite salads!!
looks yummy!!

Parita said... Reply To This Comment

i agree with you, very different ingredients used, what's Worcestershire sauce?

The Purple Foodie said... Reply To This Comment

The cucumber salad looks very refreshing.

Valarmathi said... Reply To This Comment

Salads looks yummy and refreshing.