If marinating overnight, slice the cucumber a bit thicker so it retains some crunch.
1/3 cup rice vinegar
2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint
1 1/2 tablespoons sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons honey
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
3 cups (1/4-inch-thick) slices English cucumber
1 cup vertically sliced Vidalia or other sweet onion
How to Make It
Combine first 6 ingredients in a large bowl, stirring until sugar dissolves. Add sliced cucumber and onion, and toss well. Cover and refrigerate at least 3 hours, tossing occasionally.
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This is a great, simple side with a long (fridge) shelf life. I would definitely take this to a cookout, picnic, etc. The mint was nice for something different, but I would probably use cilantro in the future. I did add a teaspoon of red chili flake.