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Cucumbers with Ginger, Rice Vinegar, and Mint

Photo: Helen Norman; Styling: Heather Chadduck Hillegas
Hands-on time 15 mins
Total time 1 hr, 20 mins

Makes 8 servings


  • 2 1/2 pounds cucumbers, chopped
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup rice vinegar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons fresh ginger, minced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried crushed red pepper
  • 1/4 cup loosely packed fresh mint leaves, chopped
  • Freshly ground black pepper

How to Make It

  1. Toss together cucumbers and salt in a large bowl, and let stand 5 minutes. Whisk together vinegar and next 3 ingredients. Pour over cucumber mixture; cover and chill 1 to 24 hours. Add mint, and toss to combine. Let stand 10 minutes before serving. Season with salt and pepper.