simple. that is the key here.
have a cutting board?
have a knife?
have a pretty jar?
cool. Then let’s GO!
On a stove top, add 1 1/2 cups of sugar to 1/4 cup water and 1 tsp Kosher salt. Bring to a boil and whisk until sugar is dissolved.
Start slicing your veggies.
place a layer of cucumbers in your jar, layer a big slice of red onion, a hot pepper sliced ( poke seeds out of center to make ‘rings’)
make as many layers as you’d like.. I went with 3.
Add 2 cups of white vinegar to water/ sugar mixture and pour over veggies.
using the bottom of a wooden spoon push veggie layers into liquid.
I had about 1/2 inch of veggies that would not submerge, but with in a few hours the veggies softened and I was able to submerge all of them. If you have more room than that, add a little more vinegar.
Cover and refrigerate.
these are simple and tasty and are PERFECT to make ahead . I made these for Ali’s graduation party and they were a hit. ( more recipes from the party coming soon! )
and since we moved less that 5 days later, I sent the leftovers home with 2 of my good friends and rumor has it that they are STILL snacking on them!
so you should make these. and impress yourself.
I did 🙂
want more cucumber recipes?
check out chilled cucumber soup
and cucumber salad
and panzanella salad
hmm… that last one just gave me an excellent idea 😉
‘night friends 🙂