Sunday, September 1, 2013

CSA Living- Quick Pickled Cucumbers


We are loving the variety of the CSA, every week when we get the email letting us know what is in this weeks bounty I try to plan our meals. I love that it forces me to think about the weeks meals ahead of time. I also have to figure out how I'm going to use all the vegetables up before the next weeks share. Some weeks it's easy and some not to so much! When we were getting lots of lettuce I could bring a salad to work everyday.

 Well we have now moved on to Cucumbers! We have been on the receiving end of this bounty via the farm share and some awesome friends!! I love cucumbers, I love them with dip,I love them without dip, I love them with hummus, I love them in a salad,  I ok so I'm running out of loves.. So now what? 

What does one do with Cucumbers galore!!!! The thing with cucumbers is that as delicious as they are it's is not as easy as having a bunch of say zuchini.. You can throw zuchini into anything.. Cukes eh.. 

Cue Mom.. She's always good for giving me ideas/recipes to use up my leftovers whether it's last nights dinner or my overstock of veggies!! Mom is always saying how much she loves pickled cucumbers and guess what I have a bunch of... CUCUMBERS!!!! 

So here it goes... 

Quick Pickled Cucumbers and Red Onion 
Adapted from Martha Stewart

2 large Cucumbers- peeled and sliced thin I used a mandeline
1/2 Red onion- thinly sliced- I used a mandeline for these too 
1 tsp sugar 
1/4 c rice vinegar 
Coarse salt and pepper

Combine cucumbers, red onion, sugar and vinegar. Add salt and pepper to taste. I also added a little more sugar. Use your own taste to guide you. You could also add more vinegar if you like it a bit more tart. 

Eat and Enjoy!! 

What's your favorite way to use up your cucumber bounty? 

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