A Summer In Africa — Cucumber-Zucchini Salad


  • 3 medium cucumbers                                                                                  3 medium
  • 3/4 cup white vinegar                                                                                  4 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 cup hot water                                                                                               1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon coarse black pepper (fresh ground if available)       1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes


1. For the dressing: Dissolve sugar in hot water then blend with the vinegar, salt, and peppers. .

2. Place in a large bowl 3 medium CUCUMBERS (#4 cone), scored with a fork, not peeled but sliced thinly and 3 medium ZUCCHINI (#5 cone), raw, same size as cucumbers.

3. Drain any water formed from cucumbers before adding the dressing.

4.  Allow vegetables to marinate in the dressing at least 1 hour before serving.