Updated Cucumber Onion Salad Recipe
Here is the old, traditional cucumber onion salad recipe I found a couple of years ago:
1 cup apple cider vinegar
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup water
Mix in a pan and bring to a boil. Allow to cool. Pour over sliced cucumbers and onions; allow to marinade overnight.
New Cucumber Onion Salad Options
Since I shared that recipe, I have tried several configurations, starting with not boiling the mixture and deleting sugar. Now I splash equal parts vinegar and water, enough to cover the cucumber slices and onions, and allow to marinate overnight.
Another option is to cut the sugar amount in half, especially if the cucumbers are more on the sweet side.
This is best the second day.
You can also reuse the vinegar water mixture and make a second batch. It will be not as strong the second time around but when time is short and you still want a fresh summer salad it works well!
And wouldn’t my Bunny Days of the Week Kitchen Towels go well with this salad, especially since I remember my niece Rachel, who loved cucumbers as a child, getting indignant when she found rabbits munching on her favorite vegetables.