Condiments, condiments, condiments. I've said it before and I'll say it again, I can't get enough of them. These simple quick pickled cucumbers are definitely one you want to remember.
From pickled goods like red onions, chilis & lebanese cucumbers to harissa, tomato & chili jam and homemade bbq sauce, the top shelf on my fridge is generally full of them! It's so great to be able to whip one of these out and make a plain old ham & cheese sandwich come to life. This recipe is a basic pickle recipe. There are many many recipes all over the interweb for pickling veg. I have a few more I will share with you in time but this little recipe is a great last minute, wanna add a zing to my dish recipe. Oh and pickles (if you aren't like me, who eats them regularly on their own!) will last for AGES in the fridge too.
Lets make some pickled cucumbers today.
Happy Cooking and Happy Eating Friends!
- 1 Lebanese or English cucumber These ones are Lebanese
- .5 cup rice vinegar
- .25 cup granulated sugar
- 1 tsp salt
- Slice cucumber to desired thickness. I feel 1/8 - 1/4 inch (approx 1/2 cm) is about right for me.
- Stir together vinegar, salt & sugar until dissolved.
- Add cucumbers, cover and leave for minimum 30 mins before using.
- Store in the fridge.
- mandoline - a sharp knife will do the trick
- measuring jug & spoon
- airtight container
- stirring spoon - tblspoon works just fine
- using a mandoline is quicker and gets even slices BUT if you don't own one then just use a sharp knife
- if you don't eat the pickles right away store them in the fridge but they do lose colour and texture quite quickly as we are cutting them quite thin. If you cut them thicker then they will last longer!
- this quick pickle recipe will work with any veg so don't limit yourself to cucumbers
So quick and easy and they turned out great, thank you.
Glad you enjoyed them!!
I'm pickling pretty much everything I can get my hands on at the moment and haven't yet done cucumbers! Thanks for the Inso 🙂
I like cucumbers pickled. It is a sweet and really good side dish with any meals. I like this simple recipe. I'd like to try it.
This reminds me of a salad my dad made when I was a kid. He would add these sweet onions we bought in Georgia called Vidalia onions (they were seasonal). And sometimes sprinkle red pepper to spice it up. Brings back memories. I always loved it.