Thanksgiving Food Traditions

For 5 or more generations, our family has always eaten Gurkensalat (German Cucumber Salad) at Thanksgiving. Would anyone be willing to share their family Thanksgiving food traditions and recipes?

About This Recipe

Yield:8 servings
Active time:4 hours 20 minutes
Total time:N/A
Special equipment:N/A


• 2 large cucumbers, sliced thin
• 1/2 onion, sliced thin
• 1 teaspoon salt
• 1/2 cup sour cream
• 2 tablespoons white sugar
• 2 tablespoons white vinegar
• Other spices, to taste (pepper, dill, paprika, etc.)


1) Place the cucumber slices in a container and cover with cold water. Refrigerate 4 hours.
2) Combine and mix the onions, sour cream, vinegar, sugar, salt, and spices.
3) Fold cucumber slices into the sour cream mixture.
4) Refrigerate 8 hours to overnight. (optional)

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