To make cucumber pickles, trim the blossom end from cucumbers and either slice or keep whole, then pack tightly into jars containing garlic, dill seed and red pepper flakes. Bring vinegar, water and salt to a boil, and then add to the jars, leaving half an inch free at the top of each. Tap the jars
For crisp, briny pickled garden cucumbers, use a cold pickling or quick pickling technique. For home cooks with little time, pour a heated pickling mixture over sliced cucumbers and serve when room temperature. A longer preparation involves a cold pickling technique where a cold pickling liquid is p
To make homemade pickled onions, in a lidded jar, dissolve 1/2 teaspoon sugar and 1/2 teaspoon salt in 3/4 cup vinegar, and bring 2 to 3 cups of water to a boil in a kettle. Cut 1 red onion into 1/4 inch slices, place the onion slices in a sieve, place the sieve in the sink, and pour the boiling wat
One recipe that includes cucumber, onion, vinegar and water as ingredients is cucumber and onion salad. There are two versions of this recipe, each with a slight variation on the ingredients used.
A popular tomato, onion and cucumber salad recipe by Rachael Ray features red onion and red wine vinegar. A zesty cucumber salad recipe by Paula Deen makes use of Vidalia onion and white wine vinegar, while a quick pickled cucumber salad by Martha Stewart includes red onion and rice vinegar.
To make The Chic Site's sweet overnight pickles, combine 1 2/3 cups white-wine vinegar, 2/3 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar and 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, and use the mixture to cover 2 cups sliced cucumbers, 1/2 a thinly sliced red onion, 1 tablespoon whole peppercorns and 2 tablespoons torn dill sprig
To make a chilled cucumber and onion salad, dissolve 1 tablespoon of sugar in 3 tablespoons of vinegar, and add 1/4 teaspoon each of salt and pepper. Thinly slice 2 medium cucumbers and 1 small red onion. You can use a mandolin or the thin-slice attachment of a food processor to make this easier. Ar
A recipe for cucumber salad with dill sour cream from Rachael Ray and a recipe for cold cucumber soup with cherry tomato confetti from MyRecipes are examples of recipes that involve cucumbers, onions and sour cream. Both recipes are simple and require only a few steps.
To make pickled garlic, peel all but one layer of skin on 6 heads of garlic, then trim the heads, leaving the stems intact. Combine 4 cups white-wine vinegar and 4 tablespoons of sugar in a saucepan. Add 1 teaspoon whole black peppercorns, 4 whole cloves, 1 dried bay leaf and the rind of 1 lemon. Bo
To make an easy batch of pickled garlic, submerge peeled garlic cloves in a quick-pickling brine. Add the prepared ingredients to a mason jar or an airtight container, cover it, and refrigerate the quick-pickled garlic for at least eight to 24 hours to allow the flavors to develop.