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Pickled Cucumber Recipe

pickled cucumber

Ingredients for Pickled Cucumber:

Method for Pickled Cucumber:

  1. Wash the cucumbers and wipe clean.  Do not peel unless they are bitter or a variety with a spiky skin.
  2. Cut into slices or dice into cubes.
  3. Layer with salt in a basin, finishing with a layer of salt.
  4. Leave for 24 hours, which will extract lot of the moisture from the cucumber .
  5. Rinse thoroughly in cold water and drain well.
  6. Pack into clean, sterilized jars and cover with spiced vinegar (can be either hot or cold).
  7. Cover and label with contents and date.

Note: Best if left for 4 weeks before using. Goes well with a traditional cold meats mixed salad.

This pickle, kept in properly sterilized and sealed jars, should keep for 6 months in a cool dark place. Once opened, keep in the fridge and try to use within 4 weeks.

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15 comments on “Pickled Cucumber Recipe
  1. davina says:

    Hi
    can you tell me if this would be the same for gherkins i cant find a recipe for pickled gherkins?
    thanks

  2. paulette Robitaille says:

    I am looking for a receipe for diced cucumber in a mustard sauce please…Thanks.

  3. betty turner macknight says:

    cucumbers , green tomatoes done in mustard sauce thanks

  4. john paylor says:

    1st year growing in poly tunnel & cucumbers have gone mad.thanks for recipe

  5. steve bonn says:

    thanks very much,i know where to look for all my pickle
    recipes now,thanks again.

  6. trevor says:

    thanks for recipe just given it a go. 6.0pm

  7. cheryl says:

    look up mustard pickles. that is what i am making right now. hope this helps. Cheryl

  8. Julie says:

    I made the piccalilli 2 weeks ago and everyone says its the best home made that they have had. I am now going to pickle cucumbers, thanks for all the help I get from this site

  9. Chris says:

    What a fantastic site. My hubby has just acquired an allotment and grown his own veg this year for the very first time. Really looking forward to next year now with all your lovely receipes and helpful advice for a novice, many thanks.

  10. eileen says:

    Great site for recipes:) I’ve tried beetroot relish, green tomato chutney, curried apple chutney, plum jam and am just going to try pickled cucumber all with great success.

  11. marion says:

    Would it be alright to slice the cucumbers length wise as mine are minature cucumbers and leave fairly large as you see in the shops

  12. viv says:

    yeah, is it ok to use the mini cucumbers?

  13. Maggie says:

    Could I do this with whole small cucumbers?

  14. Sue says:

    Hi how long will the pickled cucumber keep, I was thinking of making for Christmas!

  15. Valerie Gilbert says:

    Hi there, I’ve just made you’re pickled cucumber & I wondered how long it will keep for. Thanks for such a fantastic website, it is so helpful.

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