Sweet and Sour Cucumbers

Prep Time
Cook Time
2h 21m
Ready In

Recipe: #40080

January 28, 2023

"Here is an Italian "Agrodolce" of cucumbers. This is a Lorenza De'Medici recipe. Remember when she had her own show on PBS, it was either during the 70's or 80's. The rest time of 2 hours is included in the prep. time."

Original is 6 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (172.2 g)
  • Calories 40.9
  • Total Fat - 0.7 g
  • Saturated Fat - 0.1 g
  • Cholesterol - 0 mg
  • Sodium - 34.8 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 7.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 1.5 g
  • Sugars - 5 g
  • Protein - 1.1 g
  • Calcium - 29.4 mg
  • Iron - 0.5 mg
  • Vitamin C - 6.3 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Bring a little water in a saucepan to a boil, add the cucumbers and cook for a few minutes, until translucent. Drain and arrange in a bowl, adding salt to taste.

Step 2

In a saucepan or skillet, saute the onion and garlic in the olive oil over low heat for about 5 minutes, or until barely golden.

Step 3

Add the vinegar, sugar and a little salt and pepper to taste. Saute for a couple of minutes more; then pour over the cucumbers.

Step 4

Leave it to rest for a couple of hours before serving at room temperature.


No special items needed.

1 Reviews


10 stars! I’ve made a LOT of cucumber salads and this is my favorite ever. Cooking the onion and garlic in the oil made all the difference in the world and made this outstanding. I quartered the recipe and wish I hadn’t. TRY THIS!


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(4 Feb 2023)

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