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Quick Pickles

From: EatingWell

Here's a way to make better-than-store-bought pickles in under an hour. The secret is pouring the hot vinegar mixture over slices of cold, crisp cucumber. These pickles have the perfect balance of sour and sweet - though closer to a "bread and butter" taste, they still satisfy the vinegar-loving pickle crowd. In our humble opinion, there's no reason to ever buy another jar of pickles.

Servings: 16 servings, about 1/4 cup each
Prep: 10 mins
Total: 45 mins
Rated : 
 by 2 people
1 1/4 pounds  pickling cucumbers, trimmed and cut into 1/4-inch slices
1 1/2 teaspoons  salt
1 cup  cider vinegar
1 cup  white vinegar
1 cup  light brown sugar
1 cup  slivered onion
2 cloves  garlic, slivered
1 teaspoon  dill seed
1 teaspoon  mustard seed
1. Place cucumber slices in a colander set in the sink. Sprinkle with salt; stir to combine. Let stand for 20 minutes. Rinse, drain and transfer to a large heatproof bowl.
2. Meanwhile, combine cider vinegar, white vinegar, brown sugar, onion, garlic, dill and mustard seed in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes. Pour the hot liquid over the cucumbers; stir to combine. Refrigerate for at least 10 minutes to bring to room temperature.
MAKE AHEAD TIP: Cover and refrigerate for up to 10 days.
Nutrition Facts
Calories 10, Carbohydrate 2 g, Fiber 1 g, Protein 1 g, Potassium 16 mg.
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Comments (5)
JamieN wrote:

I cut out the brown sugar when I made these and I used just a crank or two of sea salt instead of house salt, like conithompson1 said, and they turned out great :D

5/14/2011 07:19:54 PM Report Abuse
conithompson1 wrote:

I'd suggest using sea salt as to the common table salt as an alternative to the sodium issue mentioned.

1/5/2011 10:55:00 AM Report Abuse
natty1122@yahoo.com wrote:

Also, you rinse the cukes after you let them sit in the salt so you are not getting all that sodium. Like julie said, it is for 16 servings. Too bad my pickling cuke plants didn't make it in the garden this year. I'm very disappointed

7/6/2010 12:03:35 PM Report Abuse
julie.hanners1 wrote:

Regarding sodium content, the servings for this recipe is 16. Hopefully you will not eat all 16 servings in one sitting.

3/19/2010 09:27:05 AM Report Abuse
thomas.schmidt1 wrote:

The nutritional facts do not list the sodium content. As you probably know, too much sodium is just as unhealthy as too much fat and calories. One and a half teaspoons of salt is more than the daily allotment of sodium per day. Many of the recipes I receive from Mind, Body and Spirit Fitness neglects sodium amounts.

3/18/2010 01:03:52 PM Report Abuse

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