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Sweet and Sour Cucumbers

  • Author: Adapted from Food and Wine
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 10 mins



  • 1 cup seasoned rice vinegar
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon ginger, sliced thinly into matchsticks
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ⅛ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 2 small thin cucumbers
  • 1 shallot


  1. Slice the cucumbers and shallot into very thin slices (a mandoline makes quick work).
  2. Add sliced cucumber, shallot and ginger to a quart jar or place in a medium size bowl.
  3. In a smaller bowl or jar, whisk the rice vinegar, sugar, salt and chile flakes together until the sugar has dissolved and pour over the cucumbers, tossing lightly to coat.
  4. Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes or up to 3 days.