Monday, August 3, 2015

Sweet and Sour Cucumber Salad!

 
 
This "Sweet & Sour Cucumber Salad" is something my mother always made every summer and kept in the fridge.  It's great with fresh summer vegetables or just for a light snack!  This is something many of us in the South grew up with and still make, but there are several variations on it.  This is the one I really like and it couldn't be simpler.
 
Here is what you will need:
 
 
2 large cucumbers, peeled and cut in thin slices
1 large sweet onion, sliced thin and separated in rings
1/2 cup vinegar (white or cider)
1/2 cup water
2/3 cup sugar
1 tsp. celery seeds
1 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
1/4 cup olive oil (could use canola)
 
Place the cucumbers and onions in a glass bowl.  In a mixing bowl, whisk together the vinegar, water, sugar, celery seeds, salt and garlic powder until the sugar is dissolved.  Slowly whisk in the olive oil until it is emulsified.   Cover and place in the refrigerator for 2 hours before serving.  This hold up well in the fridge for several days!
 
This is so light and fresh tasting! 



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