1/4 c sugar
1 tsp salt
1/2 cup white wine vinegar
4 small cucumbers, halved lengthwise, seeded and thinly sliced
1 shallot, minced
2 Tbsp cilantro leaves
1/4 cup chopped red pepper

Whisk sugar, salt and vinegar until sugar has dissolved. (If desired, heat in small saucepan to speed process; do not boil. Cool.) Pour over cucumbers; marinate 30 minutes. Garnish with red peppers and serve. Makes 4 servings