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Marinated Cucumbers

Pre time 25 mins
Cook time 5 mins
Stand time 3 hrs
Chill time 4 hrs
Yield Makes about 8 cups
These also make the perfect summer veggie sandwich. Chill the vegetables with ice before marinating for extra crispness.

Ingredients

  • 4 large cucumbers (about 2 3/4 lb.), thinly sliced
  • 2 small onions, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 green bell pepper, finely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Ice cubes
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 1 1/4 cups white vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon mustard seed
  • 1/4 teaspoon celery seed

How to Make It

  1. Spread vegetables in a 13- x 9-inch baking dish; sprinkle evenly with salt. Cover with ice; let stand 3 hours or until cool and crisp. Drain and return to dish.

  2. Bring sugar and next 5 ingredients to a boil in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Let cool slightly. Pour mixture over vegetables. Cover and chill at least 4 hours or up to 5 days. Serve cold.