Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Wilted Cucumber Salad

This is my favorite, esp. in the summer! It is great tasting and light because it has no oil! Enjoy!!!

3 large cucumbers (sliced thin)
3/4 cup finely sliced onions
1 1/2 tsp salt
1 cup water
2 TBS white vinegar
1 TBS sugar (I like a touch more)
fresh ground pepper.. to taste....

1. In a large bowl, place 2 cups of the cucumbers and 1/4 cup onions, sprinkle liberally with 1/2 tsp salt... repeat layering cucumbers and onions and salt... Place a small plate over the cucumbers to weight them down.... (I fill another jug or bowl with water and place o top) Let stand at roo temp for at least an hour.

2. Drain off any water that has accumulated around the cucumbers. Pick up a large handful of the wilted veggies and squeeze them until all the water runs out. Place the squeezed veggies into a clean bowl... squeeze the rest until done.

3. In a medium bowl combie 1 cup water, the vinegar, sugar, & pepper. Stir until sugar has dissolved. Pour over veggies and chill.

For variations you can add miced garlic to the dressing.
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