Thunder and Lighting Recipe

I referenced this in my pickle post and realized some may have no idea what I was talking about. So, for your culinary benefit, here’s a thunder and lightning recipe. There’s really no wrong way to do this one and it’s always delicious.

*Can be made a few days in advance and keeps well in the fridge for over a week.*

  • 1-2 cucumbers, peeled (if desired) and sliced
  • 1 medium yellow onion (I like Vidalia)
  • 1-2 c. Distilled white vinegar (enough to cover veggies)
  • 1 Tbsp. Sugar (I prefer coconut palm sugar to white sugar)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  1. Peel and slice cucumber and onion, as thinly or thickly as desired, I usually go with about a 1/4″ thickness with the cukes, and about 1/8″ thickness on the onions.
  2. Place veggies in a bowl (or other lidded container) with sugar, salt and pepper.
  3. Cover veggies with vinegar and stir to incorporate the sugar and spices.
  4. Chill in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour. My opinion is that it gets better the longer it sits.
  5. Serve as a side or use to garnish a mixed green salad. 😊

You can experiment with different vinegars, like balsamic or ACV, as well as with different herbs or spices like dill, or garlic, even add a garden fresh tomato or some black olives, if you like. Have fun with the endless variations! It’s a summer favorite around here.

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