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Cucumber Salad

Photo: Ralph Anderson; Styling: Buffy Hargett
Prep time 15 mins
Stand time 2 hrs
Cook time 3 mins
Chill time 2 hrs
Yield Makes 12 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 large seedless cucumbers, thinly sliced
  • 2 celery ribs, thinly sliced
  • 1 small green bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1 small red bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1 large red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons salt
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon celery seed
  • 1/2 teaspoon mustard seed

How to Make It

  1. Combine first 6 ingredients in a large glass bowl; let stand at room temperature, stirring occasionally, 1 hour. Drain.

  2. Bring sugar and next 3 ingredients to a boil in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Boil, stirring constantly, 1 minute or until sugar is dissolved. Let stand 1 hour. Pour evenly over vegetables. Cover and chill 2 hours.