Abundantly summer

Cucumbers are popping up everywhere.  What to do?  Pickles, of course.

Those easy summer ones… the recipes seem to be as plentiful as the cukes this time of year.  I spotted one on Etsy, a persian variety that sounds good… I’d like to try that.  But for these, I kept it short and sweet, using what I have around to keep the summer cucumber volume in check.  Something to this effect:

2/3 cup cider vinegar
1/3 cup sugar
1/4 tsp salt
2 large cucumbers, thinly sliced
1 small red onion, thinly sliced
1 teaspoon whole peppercorns
add herbs as desired: fresh parsley, dill, coriander seed

Mix vinegar and sugar until the sugar dissolves.  Mix cucumbers, onions & spice in a nonreactive bowl.  Add vinegar & sugar mixture, cover and refrigerate for 8-12 hrs before serving.  Store covered in the fridge.  These are not the preserved variety, so enjoy within 5 days, then mix up a new batch!

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2 Comments to Abundantly summer

  1. barbara's Gravatar barbara
    August 16, 2012 at 1:15 pm | Permalink

    I love this photo and recipe. Please come feed me!