Thursday, April 24, 2008

Fire & Ice Salad

4 medium tomato, each cut into eight wedges
1 medium green pepper, julienne cut
1 small jalapeno pepper, minced
1 medium onion, thinly sliced
3/4 cup cider vinegar
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons mustard seeds
1 1/2 teaspoons celery seed
1 teaspoon prepared horseradish
1 teaspoon salt
hot pepper sauce, to taste (optional)
2 medium cucumber, peeled and thinly sliced

In a large bowl, combine tomatoes, green pepper, jalapeno pepper, and sliced onion; set aside.
In a saucepan, combine vinegar, sugar, mustard and celery seed, horseradish, salt, and hot pepper sauce, if using; bring to a boil; boil for 1 minute.
Pour over vegetables.
Let stand until mixture comes to room temperature, then stir in sliced cucumbers. Refrigerate for 2 hours. Drain just before serving.

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