While we don’t do a lot of gardening, I am sure that many of you do. We just aren’t home enough during the summer to make a garden work! This is a great way to use those vegetables from your garden. (if you have any extras still…you can send them our way!)
Or don’t feel guilty that you don’t have a garden and go buy some at a local farmers market or your local store!
This recipe that I am going to share is a favorite of our family. Tim’s mom shared it with me and I in turn want to share it with you. It is super simple and quick and you could really include your kiddos in helping. Of course, don’t let your kids use knives if you don’t feel comfortable and aren’t watching them. (I can’t believe I even had to say that….just covering myself for when someone decides to have their toddler use the knife and has an accident!–wouldn’t be so good!)
Mix together in a bowl big enough for all of your vegetables:
- 2/3 cup apple cider vinegar
- 1/3 cup oil
- 3/4 cup sugar (yes a lot of sugar, however it is a in a marinade you aren’t eating it all—or cut it down)
- salt and pepper to desired taste
Then cut up into bite size pieces—tomatoes, green pepper, onion and cucumber. We usually do one of each of these, but it is totally up to you and you could add other things as well to it. Add all the vegetables to the marinade in the bowl. Cover and refrigerate 2-4 hours before serving! Enjoy. This is best eaten the same day you made it. Leave it in the fridge overnight and the vegetables get a bit soggy! Tastey but soggy.
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