Are you tired of the same old salads and side dishes? Looking for a refreshing and tangy addition to your summer meals? Look no further than crisp marinated cucumbers! These cucumbers are packed with flavor and are the perfect accompaniment to any dish. Whether you’re grilling up some burgers or enjoying a light lunch, these cucumbers are sure to be a hit. Read on to discover the secret to making these delicious and refreshing crisp marinated cucumbers!
– 2 cucumbers
– 1/4 cup rice vinegar
– 1 tablespoon sugar
– 1 teaspoon salt
– 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
– 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
– 2 green onions, thinly sliced
– 1 tablespoon sesame seeds (optional)
– Fresh cilantro, chopped (optional)
1. Start by preparing the cucumbers. Wash them thoroughly and slice them into thin rounds. If you prefer, you can also peel the cucumbers before slicing, but it is not necessary. Place the cucumber slices in a bowl and set aside.
2. In a separate small bowl, whisk together the rice vinegar, sugar, salt, black pepper, and red pepper flakes. Make sure that the sugar is fully dissolved in the vinegar mixture.
3. Pour the vinegar mixture over the cucumber slices. Toss the cucumbers gently to ensure that each cucumber slice is coated in the marinade. Cover the bowl and refrigerate for at least one hour, but preferably overnight. This will allow the flavors to meld together and the cucumbers to become crisp and tangy.
4. Just before serving, sprinkle the sliced green onions, sesame seeds, and fresh cilantro over the cucumbers. These additions will add an extra pop of flavor and freshness to the dish.
5. Serve the crisp marinated cucumbers as a side dish or topping for sandwiches, burgers, or salads. Enjoy the refreshing crunch and tangy taste of these delicious cucumbers!