Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Cucumber Salad

I have pinned a ton of recipes on pinterest, but I have tried next to none. The first one I actually tried was the poptails, and they turned out terrible! I decided to try out this pinterest recipe last week.

I have to say that as I was making it, I thought "That's it! I'm never making a pinterest recipe again!". It has a lot of sugar. I mean a lot of sugar. The liquid was very syrupy. I'm happy to report that after it sat in the refrigerator for several days, it got much better. I'm not still sure that you couldn't cut the sugar in half. I may have to try that at some point. Here's the recipe...

7 cups unpeeled pickling cucumbers sliced thin
1 cup sliced onion (I used vidalia)
1 cup sliced green pepper (obviously they used red peppers in photo above, which is prettier)
1 Tablespoon salt
1 cup white vinegar
2 cups sugar (I know!  2 cups?!)
1 teaspoon celery seed
1 teaspoon mustard seed

Put the vinegar, sugar, celery seed, & mustard seed in a pot and bring to a boil.  Remove from heat and let cool for one hour.

Cut up cucumbers, onions, peppers, and salt and set aside.
It is not essential to the process that you have a zillion cords in the mix.  Ha!
I don't think I used quite as many veggies as what the recipe called for.

Then pour the cooled mixture over the the cucumbers.  Put in jars and store in refrigerator.  Will keep up to 2 months.

Though I had my doubts, I've enjoyed this salad. 
It adds some flare to a boring sandwich lunch. 

So I guess I will continue to try out some recipes from my pinterest recipe board!


Emily said...

Delish. My grandma makes the BEST cucumber salad, but I really want to try this recipe...and the pictures are so pretty! Hope you're having a great day Kara. oxo


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