How To Mix Cucumbers With Water and Vinegar

Overview

Cucumbers are generally a vegetable for warm seasons. They grow on vines in gardens or in pots, and are available in varieties good for both slicing and pickling. A cucumber is ready to be eaten when it is firm, green and crisp. Cucumbers are a low-calorie snack. They can be added to sandwiches, pickled or made into a salad with water and vinegar.

Basic

Step 1

Peel two to three cucumbers. Slice and place in large ceramic bowl.

Step 2

Peel sweet Vidalia onion and then dice. Add to bowl.

Step 3

Pour in 1-1/2 cups each of white vinegar and water.

Step 4

Add 1 tsp. sea salt and 1 tbsp. red pepper.

Step 5

Stir ingredients together and refrigerate for a day or two.

Options

Step 1

Dice cucumbers instead of slicing. This will give a different texture to the salad.

Step 2

Add olives or diced peppers to change the taste.

Step 3

Sprinkle mint or basil instead of the red pepper.

Step 4

Add 1 tsp. of sugar to sweeten the mixture.

Step 5

Use apple cider vinegar in place of white vinegar.

Things You'll Need

  • BASIC
  • Cucumber
  • Knife
  • Ceramic bowl
  • Water
  • Vinegar
  • Sea salt
  • Red pepper
  • Vidalia onion
  • OPTIONS
  • Olives
  • Peppers
  • Mint
  • Basil
  • Sugar
  • Apple cider vinegar

References

  • Cooks
  • Cucumber recipes
  • Urban Extension
Keywords: cucumber salad, cucumbers,water and vinegar, summer salad

About this Author

Bridie Cavanaugh is a freelance writer and business analyst living in the Boston area. Her writing has been published on eHow and several pet and travel websites. She has experience writing reviews, technical documents, business requirements and training materials. She holds an undergraduate degree from Regis College and an M.B.A. from Suffolk University.