Recipe courtesy of Ethel Hoffman

Cucumber and Red Onion Salad

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 2 hr 50 min
  • Prep: 2 hr 30 min
  • Cook: 20 min
  • Yield: 6 servings
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2 cucumbers, peeled if desired and thinly sliced

1 large red onion, halved and thinly sliced

1/3 cup sugar

1/3 cup cider vinegar

3 whole cloves

2 teaspoons salt

1 teaspoon pepper


  1. Place cucumbers and red onion in a heatproof serving bowl.
  2. In a small nonreactive saucepan, combine sugar, vinegar, cloves, salt, pepper and 1/3 cup water. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring to dissolve sugar. Reduce to low, cover and cook 5 minutes.
  3. Pour vinegar mixture over cucumbers and onions. Stir to mix. Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours before serving