Pickled Cucumber Slices

"My two sons and I love these. If they had their way I would have to make 'em in a washtub! I experimented, once and added bell pepper squares. Now, they want carrot slices, tomatoes. You can use virtually any veggie. If cucumbers give you indigestion, try scoring them lengthwise with the tines of a fork. Just deep enough to see the marks. Just below the skin, in the meat, lies a layer of "heartburn". An elderly British friend of my Dad taught me this recipe and that tip. That man could COOK."
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Ready In:
4hrs 15mins




  • Pour vinegar and water in large left-over bowl, add spices and mix well.
  • Add vegetables to bowl.
  • More water and vinegar may be added, maintaining a 2 vinegar to 1 water ratio, to cover vegetables.
  • May be adjusted to your own pucker power.
  • We like ours tart.
  • Cover and chill at least 4 hours before serving.
  • Avoid metal bowls.

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  1. Chef MB
    One DD loved these, but the rest of us found them just a bit too tart. I had made a large batch, so I stirred in a little extra water and some sugar (couple TB, I think) and let it sit overnight. The next night, we ALL loved them. Especially the onions, they were just great in this.
  2. Chef Kelci
    Very easy pickle to make. Made recipe as stated. Stayed in the fridge for a while. Nice fast, easy recipe. Would recommend to try.
  3. Deb G
    Omitted the bell peppers because I didn't have any, but otherwise stuck to the recipe exactly. Very tasty and certainly couldn't be any easier! DH really liked them also. Great way to eat up those overabundant summertime cukes. Thanks for posting.
  4. Kasha
    Couldn't be any faster or easier than this. Very zingy as written, you may want to adjust the vinegar-water ratio. I added onions and red pepper and in a couple of hours have a great back of homemade cucumber pickles. Nice one!
    Yummy! Really yummy if you use veggies either from your garden or the farmers' market! I replaces two lemon cucumbers for two of the standard cucumbers and used one orange and one yellow bell pepper. The Pucker Power was spot on! Thanks for posting! cg ;)


I am a 71 year old man who survived Lung Cancer in 2001. My wife of 46 years passed away in Jan of 2006. She lost her long battle with metastatized breast Cancer, since 2004 and had other non cancer related problems. I have been walking around the Burlington Mall to strengthen my lungs. I have also started trying to eat healthier and have lost some weight. I have been cooking, off and on, since I could see the stove top. Nothing fancy normally, just plain food.
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