Kate's Cuisine

Mar 15 2014

Sweet and Sour Cucumbers

Sweet and Sour Cucumbers

Yesterday I gave you a classic recipe for a cucumber and tomato salad, which is always a big hit at our table. But I recently discovered something on Pop Sugar (by way of Pinterest) that might just replace that salad. You take away the oil and the tomatoes and replace it with sugar (just a touch for those that are on a low-sugar diet,) and fresh or dried dill. When I first made this I only had dried dill in the house, but I’m making it again tonight and can’t wait to try it with fresh. I’m betting it’s just going to be that much better! Pop Sugar also uses two cucumbers, but this vegetable is fairly precious in our house, so I only used one and changed the other measurements accordingly.

1 English cucumber, thinly sliced (preferably with a mandolin if you have one) $1.27
1 teaspoon salt $0.01
1/2 cup white vinegar $0.27
1/4 cup fresh dill, finely chopped $0.12
1 1/2 tablespoons sugar $0.02
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper $0.01

Total cost $1.70
Cost per serving $0.43

1.) Place cucumber slices in a colander in a clean sink. Sprinkle with salt and toss so that all slices are coated. Allow to stand for 15 minutes, tossing again every few minutes.

2.) Meanwhile, place the vinegar, dill, sugar, and pepper in a large bowl and stir until the sugar dissolves.

3.) Drain cucumbers and pat dry. Add cucumbers to the bowl with the dressing and toss again to thoroughly coat cucumber slices with the dressing.

4.) Place in the refrigerator for at least 15 minutes, but up to two hours to allow all flavours to marry.

5.) Serve and enjoy!

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