How to Make a Cucumber Salad Made With Vinegar & Sugar

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Use thin cucumber slices in your salad.
Use thin cucumber slices in your salad. (Image: Jupiterimages/Photos.com/Getty Images)

Summer is the perfect time to find a tasty, yet simple cucumber salad recipe. Cucumbers are 96 percent water, which makes them a refreshing and juicy vegetable that you can enjoy plain or with minimal additions. A classic way to prepare cucumbers is to toss them in a vinegar and sugar mixture for a fresh pickle-like salad. The salad takes minutes to prepare and makes an affordable side dish or snack.

Things You'll Need

  • 1/2 cup rice vinegar
  • 4 tsp. white sugar
  • Bowl with lid

Scrub the cucumbers clean under running water.

Score the cucumbers with a fork. Using the fork to remove portions of the cucumber peel adds a decorative touch to the salad.

Cut tip off both ends of each cucumber. Slice the cucumbers into thin, circular pieces.

Mix together 1/2 cup rice vinegar and 4 tsp. white sugar in a medium sized bowl.

Toss the cucumbers in the vinegar and sugar mixture. Stir until all of the cucumbers are coated with the mixture.

Cover the bowl and refrigerate for about an hour or until the cucumber salad has chilled.

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