Sweet and Spicy Cucumber Slices

Side Dish

 

On my way to 100 recipes in 100 days.  Here is recipe 92.

Sweet and Spicy Cucumber Slices:

I saw this recipe floating around Pinterest and I am so glad I tried it.  Thank you Our Best Bites for the yummy treat.

Sweet and Spicy Cucumber Slices

This will be a perfect thing to keep in the fridge to pull out for a quick BBQ summer dinner.  Yum Yum!!  And I liked it as a nice crisp snack.

Sweet and Spicy Cucumber Slices

Sweet and Spicy Cucumber Slices

3 medium cucumbers, peeled and sliced

2 tsp kosher salt

1/2 cup rice vinegar

1/2 cup water

3 Tbsp sugar

1/4 tsp red pepper flakes

2 Tbsp minced red onion

1. Place cucumber slices in a colander sitting over a bowl and sprinkle with salt.  Toss to coat.  Let sit for 1 hour refrigerated.  Toss the cukes a few times while they drain.  While the cukes are draining, prepare the marinade.

2. Combine the vinegar, water, sugar, and red pepper flakes in a small sauce pan.  Bring to a boil.  Reduce heat and cook until it reduces to 1/3 cup (about 10 minutes).  Remove from heat and add onion.  Let cool to room temp.

3. When the cukes are done resting and draining, pat them dry with a paper towel and then combine them with the marinade.  Refrigerate until well chilled.

Enjoy!

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