This Real Simple magazine summer side is perfect for an easy night with burgers on the grill. It’s fresh, it’s fun, it’s different. It almost tastes like a burger–well, the toppings on one, anyway. You can get away with English cucumbers, as Persians are not as easy to find, and do not make too much of a difference to the recipe. The shallots, two-ways, are such a simple, but flavorful ingredient to take center stage.
How to make it an A+: Don’t add the pickling liquid when tossing the pickled shallots with the cucumbers. It is too overpowering. The softened shallots, alone, will be enough!