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Marinated English Cucumber and Onions

Photo: Iain Bagwell; Stylist: Cindy Barr
Hands-on time 8 mins
Total time 3 hrs, 8 mins
Yield Serves 4 (serving size: about 3/4 cup)
If marinating overnight, slice the cucumber a bit thicker so it retains some crunch.

Ingredients

  • 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

Nutrition Information

  • calories 51
  • fat 0.1 g
  • satfat 0.1 g
  • monofat 0.0 g
  • polyfat 0.0 g
  • protein 0.9 g
  • carbohydrate 12.7 g
  • fiber 1.1 g
  • cholesterol 0.0 mg
  • iron 0.6 mg
  • sodium 151 mg
  • calcium 25 mg

How to Make It

  1. 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.

Cook's Notes

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