This is one of my favorite summer salads. I went by the farmers market today and one of the venders had some fresh cucumbers. I couldn’t resist but make this combination. Charles loves spicy food so the jalapeno was a great touch. I don’t care to eat the jalapeno slices myself but I do enjoy the way the heat permeates through a bit and adds a nice flavor. I am sure I will post another variation or two by the time the summer is over but here is my first creation.
Cucumbers and Onions ~ Refrigerator Pickles with a twist
- 4 small cucumbers
- 1 medium onion
- 1 medium tomato or 4 – 5 cherry or plum tomato
- 1 jalapeno if desired
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup vinegar ~ cider works well; today I used rice vinegar but choose your favorite
If desired peel cucumbers. Slice cucumbers and onions; cut tomatoes into wedges and thinly slice jalapeno.
Mix sugar and vinegar and pour over cucumbers. Sprinkle salt and pepper to taste.
Enjoy ~ Kimberly