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Weekly Recipe #265: Easy Pickles

Easy PicklesThis week’s recipe comes from Jason, a member of the Open Farms CSA! This simple recipe turns loads of cucumbers into tasty pickles on the double. But make sure you eat them quickly, too – unlike canned versions, these pickles will keep for about four or five days.

Easy Pickles

Ingredients:

  • 3 medium or 2 large cucumbers
  • Small onion (optional)
  • Salt
  • White Vinegar
  • Sugar
  • Herbs (such as dill, thyme, pepper, etc.)

Directions:

  1. Peel and slice cucumbers and optional onion. Thin is better!
  2. Place cucumber slices in a bowl, cover with water and combine with 3 or 4 tablespoons of salt. Place in fridge overnight.
  3. The next day, rinse saltwater off of cucumbers slices.
  4. Place cucumber slices in a bowl and cover with 50% water, 50% white vinegar, 1 tablespoon sugar and spices (dill, thyme, pepper, etc.).
  5. Soak overnight.
  6. Enjoy the next day!

Tips:

  • If the mix turns out too tart, add additional sugar.
  • Variations of vinegars and spices can be fun.

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