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There is just something so refreshing about a cucumber salad! So light and the cucumbers make a wonderful backdrop for bringing both garlic and peppers to the mix! This particular recipe has a bit of sweetness to it as well which works well for the summer months. If you want it a little less sweet, use regular white vinegar instead of the white wine vinegar. This makes two quart size jars worth and can be refrigerated for up to two months.
Cucumber Salad — modified from October Farm
Bring white wine vinegar and sugar to a boil along with salt, celery salt and 1 teaspoon of red pepper flakes. Boil it until the sugar dissolves then turn off the heat. Add two cups of ice cubes and let them melt.
In the bottom of two clean and empty quart jars add 3 garlic cloves and 2 dill heads to each jar.
Combine sliced cucumbers, onion, and green pepper in a bowl and mix together.
Add half of the cucumber mixture to each quart jar, making sure to pack them in tightly.
Pour half the liquid in each of the two jars, covering the cucumber mixture. Seal the lids tightly.
Refrigerate for at least two hours before serving to make sure flavors combine. The longer they sit, the more flavorful the salad will become.
This sounds delicious with some cold noodles! Love having a cucumber salad while sitting on the porch in the summer months 🙂
I do too! So refreshing. And yes, it would be great with cold noodles!
I love refrigerator pickles, and with the great fresh crisp cucumbers available this is the perfect way to use them.
It sure is! I love cucumber season. 🙂
This reminds me of the cucumber salad my Mom would make when I was a kid 🙂
Yum, this sounds so refreshing for the summer!!!
Thanks Cynthia! Glad you think so. 🙂
Hope all is well.
my son is a picky eater but he really loves cucumbers and salads, I think this is something he would love, I will give this a try this week Kenley, thank you for the idea and recipe! 🙂
Oh good! I hope he likes it. 🙂
Sounds delicious! Nothing is more welcome than a cucumber salad when its hot and sultry!
So very true! Thanks so much for stopping by!
This sounds SO refreshing. And super healthy. Yum!!
Thanks so much! Always great when delicious goes hand in hand with healthy! 🙂
Thanks for stopping by!
It’s like you read my mind with this! I don’t like the cucumber salads with dairy or mayo so this is perfect for me! Thanks for sharing. Going to try out this weekend for sure. I imagine it will go great with grilled treats!
Oh I love when I can read your mind, Eileen! 😉 Yeah, I’m not big on the creamy cucumber salads either. Besides the calorie concept, I think this way brings out so much more of the garlic and dill flavor with the cucumbers. 🙂
Ooh sounds like some quick pickling action is happening here?? I have been LOVING pickled stuff lately–this does sound exactly like the absolute perfect, refreshing summer salad!
Oh lots of pickling and lots of canning! 😉
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it makes a good sandwich too!
Right you are Danny! 🙂 Good point!
Totally made this today!!!
Awesome!! So glad 🙂