:: Ingredients ::
1 lb cucumber, thinly sliced on mandoline
1 1/2 tsp salt
2 1/2 tbsp red wine vinegar
1/4 tsp sugar (optional)
1/2 small onion or
3-4 scallions, thinly sliced
fresh herbs (optional)
black pepper (optional)
:: Directions ::
- Place sliced cucumbers in colander over bowl and toss with salt. Let rest for at least an hour, up to 24hrs
(Tip: reserve the juice for use in a cucumber margarita- the salty cucumber juice goes well with tequila)
- Toss strained cucumbers and with red wine vinegar, sugar (if using), onions or scallions, fresh herbs (dill works great here!), and pepper to taste.
* Another variation boasts Asian inspired flavors. Just use rice vinegar in place of red wine vinegar, add some sesame seeds and 1/4 tsp of sesame oil.