Sweet & Sour Cucumbers

Marinated cucumbers are one of my favorite starters — refreshing, but not filling. They can be made a few hours ahead of time and chilled in the refrigerator. This is a milder version that pairs well with Asian foods. The recipe is very versatile and can be made sweeter or hotter to taste, so please experiment!

Sweet and Sour Cucumbers

Serves: 2-4
Time to make: at least 1 hour
Keeps: up to 1 week in the refrigerator

Combine in a bowl:

  • 1 cucumber, peeled and thinly sliced
  • ½ cup rice vinegar
  • ¼ cup water
  • ½ tbsp. fresh ginger, minced
  • 1 clove garlic, thinly sliced
  • 2 scallions, thinly sliced
  • red pepper flakes to taste
  • 1 tbsp. sugar
  • 1 tsp. coarse salt

Let marinate for at least 1 hour. Drain before serving.

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4 thoughts on “Sweet & Sour Cucumbers

  1. Marty 8 March 2007 at 3:19 pm

    It’s weird because it’s the only way that they don’t give me heartburn.

  2. shannonoz 9 March 2007 at 10:55 am

    I assume you mean the cucumbers give you heartburn, not my recipe. 🙂

  3. Marty 9 March 2007 at 2:00 pm

    That’s correct, cucumbers that haven’t been soaked in vinegar sometimes repeat on me. I love the recipe silly

  4. […] Sweet & Sour Cucumbers have a cooling yin energy and are a refreshing starter […]

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