Quick Pickles

I’m a sucker for pickles. For almost anything pickled really. Pickled beets, eggs, beans, cucumbers, I’d probably even like pickled radish even though I hate radishes. So when I’m dying for pickles and I’m out (like now) I’ll throw this together and in 15 minutes, Ta-Da!!! Pickles!

2 cups sliced cucumbers, english cucumbers work best
1/4 cup thinly sliced onion (optional)
1 cup water
3/4cup apple cider vinegar
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon spices (use what you like)

Mix everything together in a jar with a lid. You don’t have to refrigerate it but if you can it’s good. Or throw a couple ice cubes in the mixture so it’ll be cold and the cucumbers will still be crunchy. Give the jar a gentle shake every 5 minutes or so and serve when dinner is ready. If they are going to sit for more than an hour you might want to cut back, a lot, on the vinegar.

As for spices dry or fresh dill is good, sliced garlic, red pepper flakes, mustard seed, dried or fresh thyme, black pepper…whatever you like. 🙂


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