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Quick Pickled Cucumbers

Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Cindy Barr
Yield 4 servings
This recipe goes with Korean Meatballs.

Ingredients

  • 1 English cucumber
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 cup rice vinegar
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon sambal oelek (such as Huy Fong)
  • Sliced green onions (optional)

Nutrition Information

  • calories 12
  • fat 0.1 g
  • satfat 0.1 g
  • sodium 31 mg

How to Make It

  1. Slice cucumber crosswise into thin rounds. Combine cucumber and garlic in a medium bowl. Combine vinegar, water, sugar, and salt; microwave at HIGH for 2 minutes or until boiling. Pour hot vinegar mixture over cucumber mixture; stir in sambal oelek. Cover and chill at least 4 hours. Serve with a slotted spoon, or drain before serving. Garnish with sliced green onions, if desired.