Saturday, August 13, 2011

Cucumber Pickle

Do you like pickles? I do, especially cucumber pickles. This jar of cucumber pickles is the second one that I've made. It was so good to snack on and is so easy and quick to put together.

This cucumber and onion pickles, well you may omit the onions if you want to, but if you are an onion nut like me, you will love it! The cucumber is so crunchy, and the onions are so "oniony" sweet and crunchy, that these are perfect to go with burgers or sandwiches. I would know, I've tried that too, with chicken burger, really good. If you love pickles in your sandwiches or burgers, this would be the one. Make a batch and I bet that it won't last long in the fridge. I finished mine mostly by snacking on them, every other day or so! I love it! 
My sister came for a week's stay over at my house, and she love this Cucumber Pickle. She's going to make a jar of this when she gets back home!

I've given the recipe as it is from the book. But really, it is just a matter of your own taste, you may add more sugar or less salt, it's up to you. For both times, I only made with one medium cucumber and one medium onion. Wash and wipe dry cucumber, cut to thin slices. Peel, wash and wipe dry the onion, cut to thin slices in rings. Put the cucumber in a bowl, pour in enough of cider vinegar or white wine vinegar to cover, add in salt and sugar to taste. Stir to mix well.  Place cucumber and sliced onions in random rows in a jar and pour the vinegar solution to cover. Store in the fridge. You can start enjoying it the very next day! Sweet, sour and crunchy! Yummy! Just as Rachel Allen says, "It is a true pickle, so even though it will lose its vibrant green colour, it will keep for weeks and weeks...."

(adapted from "Rachel's Favourite Food At Home" by Rachel Allen)
900gm (2lb) unpeeled cucumber, thinly sliced
3 small onions, peeled and thinly sliced (optional)
350gm (12oz) sugar
1 tbsp salt
225ml (7-1/2fl oz) cider vinegar or white wine vinegar

Mix the cucumber and onion in a large bowl, add the sugar, salt and vinegar, and mix well to combine.
Make 1 hour ahead, if possible, and store in a jar or bowl in the fridge.


  1. Joy, I am loving the cold processed pickles that are so popular now. A great recipe to have, thanks for sharing this with Cookbook Sundays!

  2. So simple and looks yummy. Thx for sharing.

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  3. Hello, my husband likes all pickles, good suggestion, it seems easy to do,
    Thanks for sharing, good weekend;)

  4. I just read about cucumber pickle at Garden Spot. What a coincidence.

  5. hi! This looks amazing! I would love for you to come over and link up to my Tasty Tuesday Party...
    Hope to see you and your tasty goodness next week.

  6. I didn't realize making pickles was so easy! I love them, we buy them all the time and I too love to snack on them, as well as adding them to burgers and sandwiches. I would love to try making my own - thanks Joy!

  7. My mom used to make cucumber pickles in the fall. Thanks for the memory. I may just have to try it again myself.

  8. Me pierden los pepinillos encurditos.
    El pepino nunca lo probe.
    Un saludito

  9. Heh. Oniony :) I like a good oniony flavor, that's for sure! Great recipe!

  10. Very inviting and tangy flavour dear.

    Hamaree Rasoi

  11. They looks super tangy and fantastic, can have it with grilled meats..

  12. That looks GREAT and YES I do love pickled cucumbers!

  13. Not a fan of cucumbers or pickles, but I like your photos!

  14. Mmmm we eat a lot of pickles at our house!!

  15. Those cucumber pickles sound really delicious!

  16. This reminded me of acar! It must be made the same way, I think, except maybe the vegetables are not stored in so much pickle liquid? I love pickled vegetables with crushed peanuts! And oh, I remember 'ajat ham yue' too (picked veg with salted fish)!! :)

  17. hi joyce, i seldom take pickles. The last time i ahd one was papaya pickles..many years ago. Looking back now, i think i never had any other pickles except me!!

  18. I love pickles and Ive just start on jeruk mangga today! I must make the cucumber pickle tomorrow! Thank you Joyce for sharing the recipe.

  19. I adore pickles!! I didn't know it;s that easy! Thanks for sharing!

  20. I've never come across cucumber pickle before but that's such a great idea! Anything soaked in vinegar, and eaten with rice porridge is amazing :D

  21. Hi Joy,
    This looks like a great pickle and real easy too. I will have to give it a try. Hope you are having a great week end and thanks for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    See you soon!
    Miz Helen

  22. Hi sis, already made a bottle of the cucumber onion pickles.....i love them, they are really good!!!!! thanks! Will try making half ripe papaya with chili appetizing...drooling already......


  23. i seldom make pickles, since i still have half a bottle of apple cider vinegar, look like i can make use to make this. Thanks for sharing.



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