Sweet and Tangy Cucumber Salad

Jeanne Benavidez


I love cucumbers and vinegar and this is just one of the many ways I like to make it. It's a very refreshing way to start a summer meal.


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15 Min
No-Cook or Other


  • 1/2 c
  • 1/2 c
    hot water
  • 1/4 c
    white vinegar
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 tsp
    ground black pepper
  • 1 large
    cucumber, thinly sliced
  • 1 small
    red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/2
    jalapeno pepper, deseeded and finely diced
  • 1 Tbsp
    cilantro, fresh, roughly chopped
  • ·
    crushed redpepper flakes for garnish (optional)

How to Make Sweet and Tangy Cucumber Salad


  1. Whisk sugar, hot water, vinegar, salt and black pepper in a bowl until sugar has dissolved.
  2. Add the cucumber, onion and cilantro into the vinegar mixture and stir well.
  3. Refrigerate at least 1 hour.
  4. Sprinkle with crushed red pepper flakes just before serving.

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About Sweet and Tangy Cucumber Salad

Course/Dish: Other Salads
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: Southwestern
Other Tags: Quick & Easy Healthy

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