Sweet & Spicy Cucumber Salad

Rhea Altamura

By
@darlamaria

I started making these for cookouts. By request, I now make them year-around. Some people prefer them crispy (short marinade period). After a couple of days they're more akin to pickles (great on burgers).


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Serves:

4-5 as a side dish

Prep:

15 Min

Ingredients

2 large
cucumbers (peeled, or unpeeled but washed), or 1 english cucumber
1 - 2 clove
garlic (optional, depending on your garlic preference)
1 small
handful fresh mint leaves (chopped) or 2 teaspoons dried mint leaves
1/2 tsp
red pepper flakes (add more if you prefer spicier)
1/2 c
seasoned rice wine vinegar

Directions Step-By-Step

1
In large bowl, combine cucumbers, garlic, mint leaves, and red pepper flakes. Toss in bowl to distribute evenly.
2
Add rice wine vinegar. Toss again.
3
Cover bowl and place in refrigerator for at least 1 hour. (I place mine in a large plastic storage bag until serving time.)
4
NOTE: Sometimes I stripe-peel my cucumbers, using a potato peeler. This means that I leave strips of skin for more texture.

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