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cool cucumbers with hot pepper

(2 ratings)
Recipe by
Patrice Manning
Athens, GA

This is a favorite recipe of my husband, Jim, that he makes for holiday meals, especially Thanksgiving. It is light and zesty!

(2 ratings)
yield 6 to 8
prep time 3 Hr

Ingredients For cool cucumbers with hot pepper

  • 4
    cucumbers, peeled and then sliced
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 1/2 c
  • 1/2 c
    white vinegar
  • 1/2 c
  • 1/4 tsp
    cayenne pepper, or more to taste
  • 1/4 c
    chopped fresh coriander or 1 tsp ground
  • salt to taste
  • chopped red bell pepper or cherry tomato halves for garnish

How To Make cool cucumbers with hot pepper

  • 1
    Put the sliced cucumbers in a colander, add salt and let them drain for 30 minutes to 1 hour.
  • 2
    Meanwhile, in a sauce pan, combine water, vinegar, sugar and cayenne. Bring to a boil. Let cool to room temperature.
  • 3
    Toss cucumbers to release additional water and transfer to a bowl.
  • 4
    Add coriander, then the vinegar solution. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
  • 5
    Taste for seasoning before serving. Add a garnish of peppers or tomatoes, if you like. Enjoy! Note: This can be made the night before.

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