Diabetic, Light Eating, Side Dishes, Vegetables, Vegetarian

Sweet and Spicy Cucumbers

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 lbs cucumber (about 3 medium), peeled, halved lengthwise & thinly sliced
  • 2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 c rice vinegar, seasoned or regular
  • 1/2 c water
  • 3 Tbs sugar or Splenda
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 2 Tbs minced red onion

Directions

Place cucumber slices in a colander sitting over a bowl, sprinkle with salt and toss well.  Let sit for 1 hour refrigerated.  Toss the cukes a few times while they drain as well.  While cucumber slices are draining, prepare marinade below.

Combine vinegar, water, sugar and red pepper in a small saucepan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cook until reduced to a 1/3 cup (about 10 minutes).  If for some reason you boil for too long, just add a little water until you have 1/3 C. Remove reduction from heat and add onion.  Let mixture cool to room temp.

When cucumbers are done resting, pat them dry with a few paper towels and then combine with the vinegar reduction.  This can be served immediately, but for best results refrigerate until well chilled.

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