Pickled Cucumber and Cabbage
Halve cucumber lengthwise, then thinly slice crosswise. Thinly slice cabbage and red onion (a food processor fitted with the slicing blade would work nicely or a mandoline.) Combine cucumber, cabbage, and onion in a bowl. Bring remaining ingredients to a boil in a saucepan, stirring, and immediately pour over cucumber mixture. Toss mixture and let stand at room temperature, stirring occasionally, about 10 minutes. To cool quickly, chill in freezer for 15 minutes.
Recipe courtesy Gourmet Magazine