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freight house thunder & lightning

freight house thunder and lightning
freight house thunder & lightning
prep time
20 mins
total time
20 mins

when I was growing up, thunder & lightning was a staple at our dinner table throughout the spring and summer months. my grandmother introduced me to this recipe, and the reasoning behind it, when I was just a child, but it’s one that I still make to this day. any time the skies would darken, she’d go out and pick all of the cucumbers, tomatoes, and onions from the garden, for fear they would get water rot from the impending storm (hence, thunder & lightning). of course, then you had to find something to do with a bounty of veggies. there’s nothing quite as refreshing as delicious, fresh vegetables straight from the garden, making this recipe perfect for picnics, potlucks, and parties. this recipe will work for when fresh tomatoes aren't available. but if you have 'em, add 'em in.

servings: 4
  • 4 cups cucumbers sliced thin (about 1/8”, we use a mandolin)
  • 1 cup sweet onion sliced thin (about 1/8”, we use a mandolin)
  • 2 Tbsp white sugar
  • 1 Tbsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup white wine vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp fresh chopped dill
  • 1/2 tsp red chili flake

let sit as long as you can resist.