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Friday, August 21, 2009

Cool As A Cucumber-Eat the Seasons Friday


This year our garden has given us the best cucumber crop that we have ever had. One of our favorite cucumber recipes is so easy to make. I often ate a version of this when I lived in the Dominican Republic. It is very refreshing and tastes like summer to me. There are many ways to make it but here is how we do it,

Ingredients

3 Medium Cucumbers
½ cup Apple Cider Vinegar
1 Tablespoon salt
2-3 Tablespoons sugar( I like 2 as I prefer this dish more sour than sweet)
3 Tablespoons Fresh Dill or 3 Teaspoons Dried Dill

Mix all ingredients but cucumbers in a bowl. Cube or slice Cucumbers and add to mix. Refrigerate for at least a half hour to allow to marinate. Enjoy.

Variations
You can use other types of vinegar. The most common substitute would be white vinegar. I want to try it with Balsamic vinegar next. You can also add other vegetables like green beans, onions, or baby zucchini.

Michael

3 comments:

Holly | Reed Photographic said...

We eat this too but we call it "pickles". It really is cool and delicious.

megan said...

I am so glad you posted this! When you made it for us I couldn't get enough!

Julie said...

I totally grew up with this in Oklahoma too - my grandma Neldeen would do this with the cucumbers and red onions out of her garden. Sometimes she would through in a few slices of jalapeno too. We would always munch on this while we waited for the catfish from the fryer. Definitely tastes like summer!