Celebrate cucumber season with this refreshing make-ahead side dish.

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Credit: Heami Lee

Recipe Summary

hands-on:
10 mins
total:
4 hrs 10 mins
Servings:
4
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A duet of sunny lemon cukes and bumpy, sweet Kirbys are the stars of this make-ahead, vibrant side. All you need is 10 minutes of prep time. Then let time do the work as a vinegar mixture gently pickles the veggie medley. This side dish brings brightness to grilled meats and picnic spreads. It's also delicious alongside sandwiches, or even as a salad topping. And it's easy enough to substitute in other cucumber varieties. Persian, English, or another firm, seedless option will work well.

Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Combine cucumbers, onion, radishes, garlic, and thyme in a large bowl.

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  • Bring 3/4 cup water, vinegar, sugar, salt, and pepper to a boil in a medium saucepan over high. Pour over cucumber mixture and drizzle with oil. Cover and refrigerate, stirring occasionally, for at least 4 hours and up to 3 days.

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