Pickled Cucumber

We had an abundance of Apple Cucumbers this year.


They are slightly milder and sweeter than green cucumbers and not quite as acidic. Plus we like their size and they are always a reliable crop.

I found this recipe on http://www.ifood.tv/recipe/pickled-cucumber There are many recipes out there, I chose this one because there is not not alot  of added seasonings and spices, I felt the cucumbers could retain their flavours with this recipe. Green cucumbers are used in the original.

This is the basic original recipe, I did 4 times this amount of vinegar mix and about 18 or so apple cucumbers with four onions.

Pickled Cucumbers:

3 large Cucumbers

4 large Onions

4 tablespoons salt

2 1/2 cups White distilled vinegar

3/4 cup white  sugar

1 tsp each of mustard and celery seeds

Slice the cucumbers and onion the night before (or minimum 2 hours) Sprinkle with the salt in recipe and toss. The next day drain off liquid and rinse with cold water. Pack into sterilised jars. Simmer the vinegar, white sugar and spices for 3 minutes. Cool till lukewarm and pour over cucumbers and onions. Seal.


10 thoughts on “Pickled Cucumber

  1. Another great recipe for the someday list . . . Mum and I used to do a LOT of pickles; she made things like piccalilli, too. There’s no end once you begin . . .


  2. Hi Wendy. I am always at a loss to know what to do with excess cucumbers. I knew about the bread and butter pickles but they are sliced so thinly. I didn’t think cucumbers could be preserved. Next season is going to be the year of the cucumber now as I was thinking of planting less – well not anymore!
    Thanks for the tip!
    Cheers Sarah : o )


  3. My mum would have pickled US if we stood still long enough ;). We used to have a sort of instant pickles when cukes were in season and mum would slice them up with tomatoes and layer then in a bowl and would pour a mix of vinegar, sugar, salt and pepper over the top…sort of sweet/sour effect. Come to think of it, she could have served it as a side AND a dessert! 😉


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