Cucumber is a favourite veggie of many. Oh, but wait a moment, it has seeds! Is it a vegetable or is it a fruit? Botanically speaking, a fruit is a seed-bearing part of a flowering plant that is edible. A vegetable is an edible part of a plant without seeds. A cucumber is botanically a fruit but we often classify it as a fruit-vegetable because it has seeds but is not as sweet as an apple or strawberry. This sweet and sour cucumber salad has a fantastic flavour combination that will please your palate.
Yield: 4 servings
Preparation Time: About 20 minutes (plus one hour in the fridge)
- 1/4 cup white-wine vinegar
- 2 Tbsp. sugar
- 2 Tbsp. water
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- pinch freshly cracked pepper
- ½ English cucumber, cut in half lengthwise and sliced thinly
- 2 Tbsp. fresh dill, chopped
- small sharp knife
- cutting board
- measuring cups and spoons
- liquid measuring cup
- medium-sized bowl
- 2 large spoons
- Measure the vinegar, sugar, water, salt and pepper and combine in a medium-sized bowl. Stir until the sugar dissolves.
- Cut a cucumber in ½ lengthwise. Slice the cucumber halves thinly, placing the flat side on the cutting board.
- Add to the dressing.
- Tear the dill fronds from the stems. Bunch the dill together and tear into small pieces and add to the cucumber and dressing.
- Toss to coat with spoons.
- Cover with plastic wrap and chill for at least an hour or up to 3 days.
- Toss together before and drain some of the liquid before serving.
STEP-BY-STEP – SWEET AND SOUR CUCUMBER SALAD!
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