Sweet & Spicy Cucumber Salad

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I’m a little late getting this recipe posted for y’all.  This is another recipe I made for one of our Easter family get togethers & we absolutely loved it!   I forgot to take pictures then so that just gave me a perfect excuse to make this cucumber salad again! 
 
I served the salad as a side dish with simple chicken thighs that I had marinated in creamy Italian dressing & then baked at 400 degrees for about 30 minutes.  A wonderful, simple, healthy meal!
 
 
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SWEET & SPICY CUCUMBER SALAD

YIELD: 3 servings

 
INGREDIENTS:
  • 3 medium cucumbers, peeled, halved lengthwise & sliced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup seasoned rice vinegar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 tablespoons minced red onion


COOKING DIRECTIONS:

  1. Place the cucumber slices in a colander sitting over a bowl. Sprinkle the slices with the salt and toss well. Let sit in the fridge for about 1 hour. Toss the cucumbers a few times while they drain, I tried to do it every 15 minutes. While the slices are draining, prepare marinade below.
  2. Combine the vinegar, water, sugar and red pepper in a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium and cook until the marinade is reduced to about a 1/3 cup. If for some reason you boil for too long, just add a little water until you have 1/3 cup. Remove the reduction from heat and add the minced onion. Let the mixture cool to room temperature.
  3. When the cucumbers are done resting, pat them dry with a few paper towels and then combine them with the vinegar reduction. Refrigerate until well chilled – I made mine early afternoon & let it sit in the fridge until dinner, probably at least 5 hours.

RECIPE INSPIRED BY: Our Best Bites
       
  
 
What’s your favorite recipe using cucumbers?

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    1. says

      I make a cucumber salad almost identical to this one. Only sometimes I’ll add the Asian sweet chili sauce I find in my local grocery store (it replaces the pepper flakes). Sometimes I crave this so much I’ll go out and buy the ingredients and eat it for days! Haha.

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