Everyday Cucumbers

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For one of our FoodShare South Carolina staff members, this is the ultimate “comfort food,” bringing back memories of grandmother’s porch on a hot summer day, enjoying treasures from the backyard garden. We hope this becomes one of your favorites, too! If this turns out a little too tart for you, simply add another teaspoon of sugar. Enjoy!

  • 2 medium cucumbers, peeled and sliced into 1/4-inch circles
  • 1 medium red onion, peeled and sliced thin
  • 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 medium tomato, cut horizontally into 1/2-inch slices, then quartered
  • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar


  1. Toss the cucumber, onion, sugar, salt, and pepper in a medium bowl. Let it hang out for about 15 minutes.
  2. Add the tomatoes and vinegar, and allow it all to marry at least 20 minutes and up to 4 hours. Serve at room temperature every day you can.

Source: Deep Run Roots by Vivian Howard