Sweet-spicy Cucumbers over Tomatoes

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 5 mins

This is a great end of the summer treat. Use pickling cucumbers for this recipe and let them marinate for at least 4 days....the longer they sit the spicier and more garlicy they'll be. Plan ahead to account for the marinating time of 1-4 days. Adapted from Cooking Light, May 2003

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Arrange half of the cucumber in a 9-inch pie plate; top with half of the onion and repeat procedure with remaining cucumber and onion.
  2. Combine vinegar through red chiles in a small pan and bring to a boil, cook 1 minute or until sugar is dissolved, stirring occasionally.
  3. Pour hot vinegar mixture over cucumber and onions; cover and let marinate in fridge for 1-4 days, preferably 4 days for the best flavors.
  4. Arrange tomato slices on a platter; sprinkle evenly with the salt and pepper.
  5. Remove cucumber mixture from marinade with a slotted spoon and arrange over tomato slices.


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Thanks for a great recipe.Linda

lin1 September 01, 2004

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