Our garden is bursting with a plethora of ripe cucumbers right now, so we are scrambling to use them all. In addition to trying several refrigerator pickle recipes and making some fresh garden salads, I whipped up a batch of marinated cucumber salad this morning. This is a recipe that my mom has made for many years and the beauty of it is its simplicity. You only need a few ingredients and it mixes together quickly. After a few hours of marinating, you are treated to a crisp fresh side dish with your meal.
Marinated Cucumber Salad
1/2 cup vinegar
1/2 cup water
1 Tbsp sugar
1/4 tsp salt
Peel and slice the cucumber and thinly slice the onion into rings and place in a small bowl. Combine the remaining ingredients and stir until the salt and sugar are dissolved. Pour over the cucumber and onion mixture and allow the salad to marinate for 2 hours. Drain the salad and serve.
See, I told you this was a quick and easy recipe! It's a tasty side dish to serve with a meal on a hot summer evening, and a great way to use some cucumbers if many are ripening at the same time. What are some of your favorite ways to utilize the fresh produce from your garden?