Hallo Freunde! Let’s talk sausage. As I mentioned the other week, we make an annual trek up to Michigan every July 4th to revel in theme parties, speedos, and festive games. I can think of no better way to celebrate this fantastic country we live in! Well no other way, that is, except sausage. Let me explain. Starting July 5th, we immediately start brainstorming themes for the following (aptly named) Extravaganza. Past themes have included Christmas in July, Saturday Night Fever, and Men in Service (bless our troops!)
This year, I have been prepping for weeks for Caddy Shack, 80’s Olympics and my favorite, Oktoberfest. Nothing says how much I love America quite like embracing my German roots! Besides ironing our lederhosen and polishing das boot, we have a menu to prep for the big weekend. Oktoberfest will be a vegetarian’s worst nightmare: weisswurst, bratwurst, knackwurst and of course bockwurst. With a side of sauerkraut and potato salad and this healthy gem: German cucumber salad. With the addition of a vegetable, we should have no problem being in top shape for the Olympic games, right?
German cucumber salad is uber easy! Besides a plethora of ground meats, this would also be tasty with hummus and pita.
First, peel and thinly slice your cucumbers. Add salt, and let them drain in a colander for an hour or so. Pat off any extra water.
Place cucumbers in a bowl, and add sliced radishes, dill, yogurt, vinegar lemon, and pepper.
- 3 medium cucumbers
- 1.5 teaspoons salt
- 5-7 radishes
- ¾ cup yogurt, Greek yogurt or sour cream
- 1 tablespoon vinegar (I used white)
- ½ lemon juiced
- ¼ tsp pepper
- Lots of dill to taste
- First, peel and thinly slice your cucumbers.
- Add salt, and let them drain in a colander for an hour or so. Pat off any extra water.
- Place cucumbers in a bowl, and add sliced radishes, dill, yogurt, vinegar lemon, and pepper.
- Serve chilled.