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Monday, June 28, 2010

Tasty Cucumber Salad

Have a few too many cucumbers, or just looking to take advantage of the abundance of them this time of year? I love cucumbers any which way, but also enjoy mixing things up a bit. Lately there has been a container of cucumber and onion salad in the fridge just about every day of the week. Sweet and sour, cool and refreshing, it is especially delicious when the Vadalia onions are available.

This is an especially easy recipe. You may want to play around with it a bit to find your preferred balance of sweet and sour - I started at allrecipes as I often do, and adapted from there.

Prep and slice cucumbers and onions thinly - I like a 3:1 ratio or thereabout of cucumbers to onions

Bring equal parts vinegar, water, and sugar to a boil in a saucepan. Make enough of the liquid to cover your veggies. While hot, pour over the vegetable mixture. Let everything marinate for an hour or more. I prefer to make this far enough ahead that it's cold, but room temperature is fine too.


I had this salad while we were on vacation last week with a bit of crushed red pepper flake. If you like spicy, it was a nice addition.

Looking for some more ideas for your cucumbers? May I recommend these easy pickles or this quick Greek pasta recipe!

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