Sunday, May 18, 2014

Marinated Cucumbers

My variation on marinated cucumbers.  I've been trying to get all the produce I got on sale used up or preserved.  This one isn't for saving though - I like it when the cucumbers are still fairly crisp.  Only in the fridge overnight.

1 large cucumber or a couple of smaller ones sliced and the quarter the slices  or not, depending on your preference.
3/4 cup white vinegar
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon course ground pepper
1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds
1/2 teaspoon caraway seeds
1/2 teaspoon dried cilantro
1 1/2 teaspoons lime juice
1/2 teaspoon salt

Mix 1/2 cup of the vinegar and all the other ingredients, except cucumbers, together in a bowl.  After it's all mixed up, add the cucumbers and mix them in so that everything is covered.  Put in a 1 pint jar - or size to fit.  If the liquid doesn't come all the up to the top of the cucumbers add the other vinegar to make sure it's covered.  Set in the fridge overnight or for at least several hours.

This version is very sweet but cutting the sugar in half works just as well.

based on 5 servings which is what we got from it

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