Summer Cucumber Salad

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Introduction: Summer Cucumber Salad

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Summertime is cucumber time! No doubt if your garden has cucumbers this year, not only are you harvesting them as we speak (I am sure), but you still have hundreds of blossoms that the rabbits would love to get to! For our hackerspace, summertime is also the time we potluck outdoors and this salad is always a crowd pleaser! It is also super easy to make and fortunately is not one of those recipes that need tweaking!

Ingredients:

  • 3 medium sized cucumbers
  • 1 medium onion (red is best but white will do as well!)
  • 3 medium tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup vinegar
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 cup oil

Tools:

  • Peeler/Knife
  • Spoon

Step 1: Peel + Slice the Cucumbers!

Using a peeler or knife, peel the cucumbers! Please do not accidentally peel your fingers! Then slice your cucumbers to about 1/4" thick. Thinner will be okay too. Then stick them in the bowl!

Step 2: Cut Your Tomatoes!

Cut the tomatoes into wedges and add them into the bowl!

Step 3: Slice the Onions!

Slice the onions and separate out into rings. Add that into the bowl (which in this case looks to be too small - woops!)

Step 4: Make + Mix the Marinade

You probably could do this in the bowl you've put your veggies in, but I was too excited to slice the cucumbers, so I did this in a separate bowl.

Mix the vinegar, sugar, salt, pepper, and oil in a bowl!

Step 5: Add the Marinade to the Salad and Enjoy!

Add the marinade to the salad, mix in, and refrigerate! Ideally, it should sit for a couple of hours before serving. Enjoy!

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    4 Discussions

    This is great with the pickled ginger typically served with sushi.

    This looks great! I usually pair onions with cucumbers on sandwiches and salads. I think the cool flavor of cucumbers counteracts the stinky, sharp flavor of the onions.