Monday, August 8, 2011

Cucumbers and Onions

As a child, our stand by side dish was always cucumbers and onions.  My mom would make a batch, and then keep adding to it, as we had fresh cucumbers, all week.  I made some last week for my family, and it is so simple to do!


Vinegar (I used apple cider vinegar, because I like it best, but you can use white vinegar too!)
Cucumbers (I just used one large one)

How to:

Peel your cucumbers if the skin is tough or if you don't like the skin, or just slice the cucumbers if you don't plan on peeling.  Slice the onion.  The mixture of cucumber to onion is dependent on how much you like the onion flavor.  I used 1/2 a large onion, sliced thinly.

To start out, I used 1 cup apple cider vinegar to 1 tablespoon sugar, I ended up using about 2 tablespoons sugar to 1 cup vinegar--it truly depends on the mix you and your family like and how "strong" your vinegar tastes...and how much you like it.  I let mine sit on the counter, covered for an hour to let the flavors blend and mix.  After that I decided I wanted a little mellower flavor, so I added some water.

This recipe is so is up to you.  Let me know if you try it, and how you like it! It is a refreshing summer side!

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Blessings to you,



Canadagirl said...

Ohhh thank you for bringing me back to my childhood. My mom use to do this. I don't think I remember the sugar I will have to ask my mom what she did.

This sounds yummy. Thanks for sharing.

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Amanda said...

Thanks for visiting...this is definitely a bit of childhood! Enjoy...and thanks for visiting!

TyKes Mom said...

I recently put almost this very same recipe up on my blog. It is a favorite from my childhood and my children just love it. So simple and yummy!