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Marinated Cucumber Salad

2013-09-12
  • Servings : 4
  • Prep Time : 1:15 h
  • Cook Time : 5m
  • Ready In : 1:20 h

It’s the end of summer, so sad! But there’s still time to enjoy some delicious cold salads, like this marinated cucumber salad! It’s an incredibly easy-peasy recipe too!

A caveat: I would suggest using something like dry cider instead of water and white vinegar. But! If you like semi-sweet salads, then water is just fine.

Sweating the cucumbers is super important, so don’t skip that step! It keeps the cucumbers crunchy and prevents the tragic wilt effect. While the prep time says 75 minutes, that includes an hour of cucumber sweating. You do not need to monitor this process and can instead read a book.

Ingredients

  • 2 medium cucumbers, sliced
  • 5 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup water (or dry cider)
  • 2 tbsp white vinegar
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • salt for cucumbers
  • enough dill to coat cucumbers
  • pepper to taste

Method

Step 1

Place the sliced cucumbers in a colander. On each layer, sprinkle salt. Let the cucumbers drain in the sink and sweat for an hour.

Step 2

Heat the water, vinegar (both kinds), and sugar in a saucepan until sugar is dissolved. Set aside and let cool.

Step 3

Wash the cucumbers off until salt is gone. Place in container and cover with the vinegar/sugar mixture. Let marinade for at least two hours.

Step 4

When ready to serve, cut dill on top of the cucumbers and sprinkle with salt and pepper, to taste. Then, eat.

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