Southern Summer Cucumber Salad
I LOVE cukes !! I grow them and put up about 28 quarts of Dill and B&B pickles every year.. we still manage to have cucumbers to eat every day ! This is a simple marinated summer salad popular in the South.. it has lots of little variations.. This is my version :)
- large pickling cucumbers (peeled and cut into 1/4 inch cut slices)
- large vidallia onion ( quartered and then thinly sliced)
- multi colored gypsy peppers ( halved and thinly sliced)
- 1 1/2 c
- white vinegar
- 1 1/4 c
- granulated sugar
- 1 c
- cold water
- black pepper to taste
- 1 1/2 Tbsp
- fresh dill ( finely chopped/optional)
1Prepare all veggies as above. Mix all together in a large lidded plastic or otherwise container.
2Mix vinegar, sugar, and water together. Stir until sugar is completely dissolved, or allow to sit and stir occasionally until sugar is dissolved.
3Pour the liquid over your veggies and mix well. Add finely minced dill to the mixture and stir lightly if you choose to use the dill. ( I love dill and use it in mine, but not everyone likes dill as much as I do ) ;)
4Refrigerate covered for at least 3 hours, stirring occasionally, to allow the flavors to mix and the veggies to marinate. When ready, serve using a slotted spoon, and sprinkle black pepper on top per individual taste. So fresh, so cool, YUM!