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 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
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
Martha Stewart and Epicurious both have easy refrigerator pickle recipes. One recipe yields 2 quarts and the other yields 3 quarts of pickles. Store the recipes in glass jars.
Cut-up raw onions keep satisfactorily in the refrigerator for up to a week when stored in an air-tight container. However, you should never store whole raw onions in the refrigerator.
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.
Make crisp refrigerator pickles by combining sliced cucumbers, white vinegar, pickling salt and dill in a jar and placing them in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours. The trick to crisp refrigerator pickles is to use the right cucumbers, such as thickly sliced Kirby cucumbers.
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
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.
Cucumbers support health with the presence of polyphenols, called lignans, which are shown to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease and several types of cancer. Additionally, cucumbers have a high content of vitamin K, molybdenum and pantothenic acid, and are considered to be an antioxidant-cont