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.
Peel two to three cucumbers. Slice and place in large ceramic bowl.
Peel sweet Vidalia onion and then dice. Add to bowl.
Pour in 1-1/2 cups each of white vinegar and water.
Add 1 tsp. sea salt and 1 tbsp. red pepper.
Stir ingredients together and refrigerate for a day or two.
Dice cucumbers instead of slicing. This will give a different texture to the salad.
Add olives or diced peppers to change the taste.
Sprinkle mint or basil instead of the red pepper.
Add 1 tsp. of sugar to sweeten the mixture.
Use apple cider vinegar in place of white vinegar.
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