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Tangy Cucumbers

tangy cucumbers

Hello, everyone!  How’s the week going? How’s the weather?  Last weekend was pleasantly cool.  By the way, how come the temperature never steadily goes down?  Instead, it always has to go from 90 degrees and humid to 60 degrees and a little breezy, just so your body gets really confused.

Anyway, the temperature may be up a little again, but now I’m longing for all things fall.  Especially since most of the kids around here started school this week.  Most of them actually started on Wednesday, which I don’t really get.

Anyhoo, all of this fallish activity has me craving pumpkin spice lattes and dreaming of my never-ending drawer of scarves. 😀

tangy cucumbers

Another thing I’ve been dreaming of lately is a recipe from my childhood.  Of course when you’re a little kid you hate a lot of the things adults eat.  I hated vinegary coleslaw, and now I love it.  I hated orange chicken and now I love it.  And somehow, I hated snickerdoodles…what did they ever do to me?! 😉

Another thing I hated?  A cucumber vinegar side dish that you’d see occasionally at other people’s houses.  What was that stuff?  Ick!  Cucumbers and vinegar and onions (sometimes)!  Eww. 😄  How the times change, huh?  Well, since I’ve grown a taste for all things vinegary I thought I’d try to dig around and find a recipe that reminded me of the dish I used to turn down.  Silly, silly kid.  I didn’t know what was good for me.

This is a great side for the summer.  And to tell the truth, I wouldn’t be against chopping the cucumbers up really small and putting this on a burger or hot dog.  That’s just the way I am!  ✌️

tangy cucumbers

Tangy Cucumbers
  • 3 medium cucumbers, diced thin
  • 1 medium onion, chopped (optional)
  • ½ cup white vinegar
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  1. Combine all ingredients and stir.
  2. Place in a container in the fridge for a few hours for the flavors to meld. Stir occasionally.


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  • Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary August 25, 2016, 11:04 am

    The weather here has definitely cooled off a bit, but it’s no where near “cool”. BUT it is making me a little excited for Fall! I loooove me some pickled cucumbers, so these babies are calling my name! Gimme ALL the TANG! 😉 Cheers!

    • Amanda August 26, 2016, 9:04 am

      Gotta love that tang, right? Thanks! 😀

  • Rachelle @ Beer Girl Cooks August 25, 2016, 11:44 am

    I’ve never been a fan of the vinegar cucumbers, but my husband loves them, so I make them all the time for him. He would totally love your version too!

    • Amanda August 26, 2016, 9:05 am

      Thanks, Rachelle! It took me a long time to come over to the vinegar side. 🙂

  • Anu - My Ginger Garlic Kitchen August 26, 2016, 3:17 am

    Weather is little cool here too. These tangy cucumbers sound tangy-licious, Amanda. Sounds lovely! <3

    • Amanda August 26, 2016, 9:05 am

      Thank you so much!

  • Christin@SpicySouthernKitchen August 26, 2016, 9:46 am

    It wouldn’t be summer without vinegary cucumbers! One of my favorite ways to eat them. For some reason I like them so much better than pickles. 🙂

    • Amanda August 29, 2016, 8:21 am

      Thanks so much!

  • Rachel @ Bakerita August 26, 2016, 10:24 am

    Isn’t it funny how much our tastes change as we grow up?! These cucumbers look so bright and flavorful! I need to get some of the delicious cucumbers from the farmers market this weekend to make this with – yum! Adding them to a burger sounds like a fabulous idea 🙂

    • Amanda August 29, 2016, 8:22 am

      I love the farmer’s market in the summer and fall. I’m going to be sad when it’s done for the season. Thanks, Rachel!

  • Eva @ Eva Bakes August 26, 2016, 12:21 pm

    Just when I thought the temps were cooling down, we get surprised with 95-degree heat plus full humidity today. Awesome. I definitely need something like your cucumbers to keep me cool today. 🙂

    • Amanda August 29, 2016, 8:23 am

      I get so annoyed when the temp bounces back and forth like that. Thanks, Eva!

  • Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice August 26, 2016, 1:49 pm

    I am not a big fan of cucumbers, though I do love pickles! Isn’t that strange? My husband, on the other hand, LOVES cucumbers, so I think he would absolutely adore this recipe. Pinning to try out!

    • Amanda August 29, 2016, 8:23 am

      Thanks so much, Gayle!

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