Cucumber salad or uborkasaláta is a popular dish in Hungary that is usually served with main meals. It has a very light and refreshing taste. Some cooks like to sprinkle paprika on top as a garnish or add sour cream to enhance its flavor.
5 tbsp sugar
2 cups (474 ml) water
1/2 cup (118 ml) vinegar
3 large cucumbers, thinly sliced
1 clove of garlic, chopped
salt and pepper to taste
paprika for garnishing
For the dressing, use a small bowl to dissolve the sugar in water. Add the vinegar and complete the dissolving. Set aside.
In a large bowl, wash and thinly slice the cucumbers. Add the garlic and season generously with salt. Let stand for 15 minutes. Pour dressing over the cucumbers until just covered. Refrigerate for at least an hour or overnight if possible before serving. Garnish with paprika if desired.
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