When I was little, one of my chores was to make salad for our evening meals. I really didn’t mind doing this, especially as the more practice I had the easier and quicker it was. Surprisingly, I had never made this German Cucumber Salad, which is so super easy and quick that I decided this one would be the first salad that I teach the girls how to make properly. It is ideal for Summer but is also making a few appearances this week in our house what with Oktoberfest starting today…

2 medium cucumbers, thinly sliced
1/3 cup white vinegar
1/3 cup water
2 tablespoons sugar
½ teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
Chopped fresh dill or parsley, if desired

1. Place cucumbers in small glass bowl.
2. In tightly covered container, shake remaining ingredients except dill. Pour over cucumbers. Cover and refrigerate at least 3 hours to blend flavours.
3. Drain cucumbers. Sprinkle with dill. Store covered in refrigerator.