Cucumber-and-onion salad for a snack on Meatless Monday

Cucumber-and-onion salad for a snack on Meatless Monday

No one's saying you have to go meatless just because it's Monday -- but as incentive to join the growing movement, every week we're offering an animal-free recipe.

My grandma seemed to always have a big bowl of cucumbers and onions to munch on. Crunchy and salty-savory like potatoes -- but without the grease and fat -- this is an easy side dish, appetizer or snack.

Cucumber-and-onion salad for a snack on Meatless Monday

You will need:

4-5 cucumbers (English if you don't want to de-seed them) 1 onion 1/4 cup sugar 1 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar water salt to taste celery seeds to taste

Cucumber-and-onion salad for a snack on Meatless Monday

1. In a large glass bowl, dissolve the sugar in about two cups of water.

Cucumber-and-onion salad for a snack on Meatless Monday

Occasionally stir as you prep the rest of your food, until all the sugar granules are gone.

Cucumber-and-onion salad for a snack on Meatless Monday

Then slice them thin.

Cucumber-and-onion salad for a snack on Meatless Monday

6. And a pinch of celery seed.

Cucumber-and-onion salad for a snack on Meatless Monday

7. Place the cucumbers and onions in the large bowl with water; fill with more cold water as needed to fully cover the vegetables. Cover and refrigerate for at least an hour or two -- preferably overnight.

These will keep in the fridge for several days -- but you'll eat them long before then.

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