In my never ending quest to find side dishes my kids will actually eat and aren’t rice or potatoes, I’ve found this one to be a consistent hit. You can make it ahead of time and eat it over a few days.
What you need:
- 3 large cucumbers – the 3 pack of english cucumbers at Costco are perfect
- 1/3 cup apple cider vinegar
- 2 tsp water
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/4 sugar
- 1/4 white pepper (black pepper is ok to use – white pepper just looks prettier because you don’t see the pepper flecks. It also makes it more kid-friendly in my house since my kids think anything with pepper -or any visible seasoning- is “too spicy” and thus rendered inedible)
- 1.5 tsp dried dill (or 1 TBSP fresh dill of you actually have access to fresh dill, which I never do)
What to do:
Peel and slice the cucumbers. A bit of personal preference here, my kids like them on the thicker side. When my mom makes this she slices them super thin. The thicker slices last longer in the fridge, so with the kid preference + durability, thicker slices win in my house.
Next, mix the rest of the ingredients and pour over the cucumbers. If you’re like me, the first time you make this you will be tempted to double the liquid thinking there is no way it will be enough to marinate 3 cucumbers. Resist this temptation. It’s enough. The cucumbers will release some of their own juice so there will be ample marinade.
Mix it all together and refrigerate at least a couple hours before serving. Try to remember to give the container a shake every so often.