1 c. white vinegar
3/4 -1c. sugar (I prefer 3/4)
Mix these two together in a casserole dish or any other container that can hold the rest of the ingredients. It will take a bit of stirring.
1-2 regular cucumbers, sliced, or 1-3 Chinese or English cucumbers, chopped (depending on size) (see pictures)
Layer the cucumbers in any dish with a layer of salt in between each layer of cucumber. Let the cucumbers "sweat" for 1-2 hours. (Will need less time if using Chinese or English cucumbers). Rinse.
Put cucumbers in the vinegar/sugar mixture. Also add (at any time):
1/2 - 1 onion, sliced and cut in half (easy to eat slices)
3-4 red chilis (optional) de-seeded and sliced (They will not be spicy after soaking, but add a good flavor.)
1/2 - 1 red or yellow bell pepper (optional)
Put this all in the fridge and chill for at least 1 + hours. Enjoy! Will keep in the fridge for 3+ days.
*if the cucumbers taste at all salty after marinating for an hour, don't worry. The longer they soak, the less salty they will taste, until there is no salt taste.