Slice of Life Cucumbers: Cool, Crisp, Refreshing

Crispy Refrigerator Pickles

INGREDIENTS:

6 cups water

1 cup white vinegar

1/2 cup pickling/canning salt

1 tablespoon sugar

2 tablespoons pickling spice

1 tablespoon whole peppercorns

Fresh dill

Fresh minced garlic

4-5 inch mini cucumbers

To make the brine, bring water, vinegar, salt, sugar, and pickling spice to a rolling boil.

In the meantime, slice cucumbers into spears or chips and insert into mason jars with fresh dill, whole peppercorns, and garlic.

After letting the brine cool completely, poor it over your cucumbers and close the jars completely, straining out the mixing spices.

Set the jars in the refrigerator for 24 hours to let the cucumbers brine into the tastiest, crispy pickles you’ve had yet!

These pickles should keep for up to a week.

You can also use this recipe to pickle okra or green beans for something a little different!

 

Simple Cucumber Salad

INGREDIENTS:

Cucumbers (any variety)

Small red onion

1/2 cup sour cream

2 tablespoons red wine vinegar

Fresh garlic

Fresh dill

Salt and pepper to taste

Cut washed cucumbers and red onion into thin slices.

Mix these into a large bowl with minced garlic, dill, sour cream, salt, pepper, and vinegar.

Garnish with a sprig of fresh dill and serve. It’s that easy!

This recipe can be easily adjusted to suit the amount of guests you’d like to serve.

It’s hard to go wrong with this one!

 

Chill Out

 

For a refreshing twist, freeze cubed cucumber and mint leaves into an ice tray to make tasty ice cubes to add to your water or club soda. These cubes can also rock a martini, if you’re so inclined.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cucumber Mint Sugar Scrub

You deserve a little TLC!

Purée a small cucumber in your food processor or blender.

Melt one tablespoon of coconut oil in the microwave, and stir in one cup of white sugar.

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