|I set this salad on the dinner table and C exclaims "I hate cucumbers, even the smell of them is gross!" Um, okay Mr. Extra Tzatiki Sauce Please. This salad is delicious and refreshing. And now that I know C won't eat it, I am going to add fresh tomatoes to it the next time I make it. Take that!|
serves 2 to 3
1 cucumber, peeled, halved lengthwise, and thinly sliced
1 teaspoon kosher salt
¼ cup rice vinegar
¼ cup water
1 tablespoon sugar
½ teaspoon crushed red pepper
Place the cucumber slices in a colander; sprinkle with salt. Toss well. Let drain in the sink for one hour. Place cucumber slices on several layers of paper towels; cover with additional paper towels. Let stand 5 minutes, pressing down occasionally. Rinse and pat dry.
Combine the vinegar, water, sugar, and pepper in a small saucepan. Bring to boil. Reduce heat and cook until reduced by half, about 10 minutes. Remove reduction from heat; cool.
Combine cucumbers and vinegar reduction in a medium bowl and toss well.
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