Pickled Cucumber and Onion Salad
Why This Recipe Works
This refreshing side of cucumbers and onion falls somewhere on the spectrum between a salad and a pickle. Apple cider vinegar tempered with water and sugar proved to be a bright, not-too-sharp dressing. Peeled regular cucumbers—as opposed to English or pickling cucumbers—provided the best crunch. Allowing the cucumbers and thinly sliced onion to sit in the dressing for at least an hour provided time for the flavors to meld and the vegetables to soften slightly.