Saturday, August 06, 2011

Simple Overnight Pickled Cucumbers and Onions

A friend of mine gave me a bunch of cucumbers from her garden, so I made these quick pickles.

This is not really a "recipe" because you can use whatever spices you like and add other veggies you have on hand.  I kept it simple.  I use regular old white vinegar (that I buy in a gallon jug) and just a pinch of stevia for sweetness.

The most important thing you need to do for the recipe is sterilize your jar.  All I do is place it in my sink and pour boiling water into the jar until it overflows...  take a pot holder and pour the water out and you're good to go!

Simple Spiced Pickles
  • 1 1/2 English Cucumbers, sliced into half moons
  • 1/2 white onion, sliced into half moons
  • Hefty pinch sea salt (around 1 teaspoon)
  • 1 teaspoon coriander seeds
  • 1 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 1 teaspoon dry dill 
  • 1/2 teaspoon peppercorns
  • pinch crushed red pepper flakes
  • Pinch stevia or 2 tablespoons sugar
  • White distilled vinegar
  1. With impeccably clean hands, pack the cucumbers and onions into a quart sized glass jar
  2. Add the salt, spices and stevia
  3. Cover with white vinegar
  4. Cover jar and chill overnight

I've been eating these mixed into everything! They were especially good in the salad I had for lunch!

Finally, I wanted to give you guys the link to my facebook account.  I post almost everything I eat daily there and have been keeping track of my shopping list there too. (You can find August's list so far under the Discussion Tab).  

You can also look to your right of this page and click on the Facebook Box to take you to my page.


  1. I have a recipe JUST like this, and it's awesome!! I learned about it in my raw foods course!! I wish I would have planted more cucumbers now!

  2. I made pickles with my garden cucs recently. I used Earthmothers recipe, gotta try yours next! :)

  3. This is perfect ... I have bushels of cucumbers right now and needed a simple recipe like this!

  4. Great!!! I have tons of pickle cukes growing in my garden!!!

  5. I am making these tonight so I too can have pickle yumminess with my lunch tomorrow! thanks Melodie

  6. I don't know why I never made that yet. I guess I'm a bit intimidated by the idea of putting something in jar and leaving it there.

    Shame on the facebook thing. I might me one of the last 5 people on earth who won't use it. :/


  7. cant wait to make this!! How long do you think it will last once in the jar??

  8. Scudder, as long as you make sure the jar was sterilized and you never put your fingers in the jar (always use a clean spoon to get the pickles out of the jar) it should keep for at least a month, maybe longer. Mine never last more than two weeks because we eat them!