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Cucumber, Red Onion and Watercress

11 large pickling cucumbers peeled, scored , cut into equal lengths to fit feed tube vertically
23 cup red onion diced
3/4 cup rice vinegar seasoned
1 tablespoon safflower oil
1 x salt
1 x white pepper freshly ground
3 large bunches watercress washed, crisped, stems removed
2 tablespoons chives snipped fresh, for garnish


Use thin slicing disc. Stand cucumbers in feed tube and slice, using medium pressure. Repeat until all cucumbers are sliced. Put cucumber slices, onion and rice vinegar in large mixing bowl. Toss well. Cover. Refrigerate from 4 to 8 hours. To serve, drain cucumbers. Toss with oil. Adjust salt and pepper. Arrange watercress leaves in wreath design on serving plates. Arrange cucumbers in center, dividing evenly. Garnish with chives. Serve. NOTE: Seasoned rice vinegar, available in the Oriental section of most super- markets, is a blend of mild rice vinegar with a perfect balance of sugar, salt and water. If you are using rice vinegar, adjust the salt, sugar and water to taste.

Source: recipeland.com