Spicy Quick Pickled Cucumbers

2 pounds fresh cucumbers, cut lengthwise into spears (if the cucumbers are big and has big seeds, you can IMG_0425cut out some of the seeds)

¼ cup white wine vinegar or unseasoned rice vinegar

1 t sugar

¾ t crushed red pepper flakes

2 t sea salt, plus more

2 T chopped dill or other herbs (parsley, cilantro, basil – whatever you have/like)

2 T fresh lemon juice

Toss cucumbers in a large bowl with vinegar, sugar, red pepper flakes and 2 t salt. Chill at least 1 hour and up to 6 hours. Rotate once or twice during that time.

Just before serving, add herbs and lemon juice and toss to combine. Taste and season with more salt if needed.

Note: This recipe is not very spicy. It is so quick and easy, and it is nice to be able to make it a couple hours in advance. If you want, use a big mason jar, lay it on its side and rotate.

Thanks to Jeanette Moy for this recipe!

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