This fresh salad cools you from the inside. Very simple to assemble, just allow some time for the cucumbers to marinate in the fridge. Stores well for a few days covered in the fridge.
Time: 40 minutes, plus 3 hours of refrigeration
- 2 medium cucumbers, thinly sliced
- 1/2 white onion, thinly sliced
- 1/3 cup cider or white vinegar
- 1/3 cup water
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1 and 1/2 teaspoons salt
- 1/8 teaspoon pepper
- Chopped fresh dill weed or parsley, if desired
Thinly slice the cucumber and onion; the thinner, the better!
Allow your cucumbers to sweat: toss with one teaspoon salt in a colander, then drain for 30 minutes. Squeeze excess liquid from cucumbers.
Place cucumbers and onion in a small container or bowl with a fitted lid.
In another tightly covered container, shake remaining ingredients except for the fresh herbs.
Pour mixture over the cucumbers and onion. Cover and refrigerate for 3 hours to allow flavours to blend.
Drain cucumbers and sprinkle with dill (optional). Store covered in the refrigerator.