Sweet & Spicy Cucumbers (Our Best Bites)

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 102.3
  • Total Fat: 0.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 1,646.5 mg
  • Total Carbs: 24.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.4 g
  • Protein: 1.2 g

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Number of Servings: 4


    1-1/2 lbs cucumber (about 3 medium), peeled, halved lengthwise & thinly sliced
    2 tsp kosher salt
    1/2 c rice vinegar, seasoned or regular
    1/2 c water
    3 Tbs sugar (Splenda is OK)
    1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
    2 Tbs minced red onion


Place cucumber slices in a colander sitting over a bowl, sprinkle with salt and toss well. Let sit for 1 hour refrigerated. Toss the cukes a few times while they drain as well. While cucumber slices are draining, prepare marinade below.

Combine vinegar, water, sugar and red pepper in a small saucepan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cook until reduced to a 1/3 cup (about 10 minutes). If for some reason you boil for too long, just add a little water until you have 1/3 C. Remove reduction from heat and add onion. Let mixture cool to room temp.

When cucumbers are done resting, pat them dry with a few paper towels and then combine with the vinegar reduction. This can be served immediately, but for best results refrigerate until well chilled.

Serving Size: Makes about 4 servings

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user WINTERFYRE.

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  • I love these. I use a little more red pepper flakes because I like them spicy. I will try apple cider vinegar because I need to cut down on the sodium - 7/20/16

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  • I love this- I originally found it at Our Best Bites too. I do use apple cider vinegar though. - 8/4/14

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