Cucumber

When a small packet of heirloom cucumber seeds turns into this, you need more cucumber ideas. I have quite a few Asian and Greek inspired recipes so I needed something to go with other foods. This paired well with pasta.

This is best made a few hours before serving. Start with this basic recipe and then see how it tastes. I usually end up adding a little more vinegar or sugar. You can also add chopped fresh dill or red pepper flakes for a different take. Or more garlic.

• 4 cucumbers, skins removed and seeds scooped out, thinly sliced
• 6 tablespoons white wine vinegar
• 2 tablespoons good tasting olive oil
• 2 teaspoons sugar
• 1 garlic clove, crushed or put through a garlic press
• salt to taste

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