Sweet & Spicy Cucumber Salad

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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).

Rating:

★★★★★ 2 votes

Comments:
Serves:
4-5 as a side dish
Prep:
15 Min

Ingredients

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  • 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

How to Make Sweet & Spicy Cucumber Salad

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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