Sunday, September 13, 2015

Coolest Cucumbers

I know I have posted a cucumber recipe prior, but sometimes when you find a variation or upgrade you gotta let people know. 


My mom sent me this recipe from my sister-in-law who is a tremendous cook--you may not think much of it, that is, until you taste it and see the price tag: $1.86 total! 3 Servings! $0.65/serving. 

It doesn't get any cheaper than that for college cooking and low-income meals! These are cheap and common ingredients require no skills or equipment, but the flavors will blow your mind! 

Great addition to burgers, grilling and for get togethers. I only made this with 1/3 of the ingredients, but I have posted the original amounts in case there are multiple mouths to feed! 

Check out how this recipe fits into your weekly menu plan, grocery shopping and college budget on the blog this week!

(Recipe adapted from Alison Bandy)

Coolest Cucumber Salad

Equipment:
Large mixing bowl
Small mixing bowl
Whisk

Ingredients:
3 English cucumbers, thinly sliced
1 large Vidalia onion
1 Tbls kosher salt


1 cup sugar
1 cup white wine vinegar
1 tsp celery seed
1/2 tsp dry mustard
1 tsp red pepper flakes (optional)


Instructions:
1. Wash your hands and cucumbers.
2. Thinly slice cucumbers and onions.



3. In a large mixing bowl, sprinkle salt on cucumbers and onion slices. Set aside covered x 60 min. in the fridge.


4. Mix vinegar, sugar, celery seed and mustard with a whisk in a small bowl.


5. After 60 minute chilling, drain excess liquid from cucumber-onion mix. 
6. Pour vinegar dressing over cucumbers.


7. Chill until ready to serve!