Hey, those cucumbers look like pickles

That was a statement my oldest daughter (6 years old) made which I must admit I am pretty sure I was much older before I had that thought. Seemed like a good opportunity for teaching the kids were pickles come from and a great excuse to make some sweet summer pickles. While heading out the door to get some spices we were lacking my wife told me, "these better not be $20 pickles." I have some history here, taking that advice I only came back with just mustard seed and decided to improvise the rest, here is what I came up with.

sweet summer pickles

Cheap Vegetable Gardener’s Sweet Summer Pickle recipe

  • 1 cucumber
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 cup water
  • 3 T sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper flakes
  • 1/4 tsp cloves
  • 1/8 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp coriander (mine were still a little green from garden)
  • 1/4 tsp mustard seed
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper

Directions: Pretty easy, just cut the cucumber into slices 1/4 in thick and add all ingredients to sealable container, shake well, and place in refrigerator. Wait at least 3 days and eat. Once empty just add more sliced cucumbers and repeat.

7 Responses to “Hey, those cucumbers look like pickles”

  1. Robj98168 Says:

    Wow Great Minds think alike!I did the same thing this morning (made brad ‘n butter chips as I call em) I had six pickles which made just the right amount of the recipe I use- Can’t wait tell they’re ready to eat! *Drool*

  2. John Says:

    Looks really good. I’ll give it a try as soon as my cucumbers get large enough. Great blog!

  3. Aunt Debbi/kurts mom Says:

    Sounds exactly how I make my sweet and sour pickles. I add a couple of little bitty hot peppers.

  4. DP Nguyen Says:

    Sounds like a great pickle recipe. I’ve never picked anything before, but I will try this. I have some extra cucumbers that might do well as pickles. I love that you didn’t buy a kit at the store, you mixed it up yourself. How cool!

  5. The Cheap Vegetable Gardener Says:

    Well they turned out pretty good, though I should have spent a little bit more and got some dill though.

  6. Lisa Says:

    I came across your blog from Crunchy Chicken and i had to try these pickles….so easy and perfect timing as i have been wanting to try my hand at making pickles. I didnt have mustard seed so i used mustard powder and they still came out fantastic. This is definately going to become a regular in my house.

  7. Anonymous Says:

    The pickled cucumbers look very appetizing

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