Easy Cucumber Salad
Several weeks ago I was at a restaurant and had a great cucumber salad. I'm sure I've had it before, but I had forgotten how good it was. I decided to try to make it for myself and I wasn't disappointed, it was delicious! This salad only takes a few minutes to make and you can store it in your refrigerator for several months.
1 half bell pepper
1 half small onion
1 c. vinegar
2 c. sugar
1 tbsp. salt
1 tsp. celery seed
1 tsp. mustard seed
This recipe makes approximately 1 quart of cucumber salad. First prepare the dressing by placing vinegar, salt, sugar, celery seed, and mustard seed in a sauce pan.
Heat until the the sugar dissolves and the mixture begins to boil. Remove the pan from the heat and cool.
While the vinegar mixture is cooling, slice the cucumber, bell pepper, and onion. You can use any color of bell pepper. The more color you add, the more colorful your salad will be.
Place the sliced vegetables into a clean quart sized canning jar. Pour the cooled vinegar mixture over the vegetables, leaving 1 inch head space. Place the lid on the jar and place in the refrigerator until ready to serve. This salad can be stored in the refrigerator for several months.
Note: You don't have to put this salad in a mason jar...you can place it directly in a bowl and chill before serving.
Don't just take my word for it, try it. This cucumber salad is really good!
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