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Pickled Cucumber

Crunchy Cucumbers
Sandwich Fillers and Crunchy Side Snack
Hothouse Cucumber Slices Pickled in Lime juice, Salt and Black Pepper

This is a simple version of cucumber pickle that I often prepare at home. I usually prefer long, smooth, thin skinned cucumbers for this pickle. Mainly because they taste great and I don’t have deal with thick, ugly wax coating that is common on ordinary cucumbers.

How to:

Cut one cucumber into thin rounds.
In a bowl, squeeze 2 or 3 cut limes. To the juice,
Add and mix salt and black pepper powder to taste or about ¼ teaspoon each.
Add and toss the cucumber slices to coat with juice.
Store in a clean jar. Stays fresh upto two weeks, when refrigerated.

Going to be busy for few days for Memorial Day Weekend. Have a great holiday or a neat weekend, my friends!

Posted by Indira©Copyrighted in Cucumbers (Thursday May 25, 2006 at 1:54 pm- permalink)

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19 comments for Pickled Cucumber »

  1. Hi Indira,
    Nice method to keep and store cucumbers.
    2weeks ago I had cut cucumber into rounds, added a bit salt and stored them in a ziplog bag. So, they would be useful for me to prepare raita.
    Hope to try like you did, by adding lemon.
    Thank you.
    Waiting to see your upcoming three sweets for this weekend.
    Vineela

    Comment by vineela krishna — May 25, 2006 @ 3:38 pm

  2. Indira,
    Is is this easy to pickle cucumbers? I always shied away from without reason then. I like pickled cucumbers in my sandwiches. That glass jar of yours is sweet, by the way.

    Comment by Vaishali — May 25, 2006 @ 6:05 pm

  3. I meant: Is it… And I always shied away from … Gawd, typos!

    Comment by Vaishali — May 25, 2006 @ 6:07 pm

  4. Hi Indira!! Now its time for a sandwich recipe to go with little wonder. What say you? :)

    Comment by Meena — May 25, 2006 @ 7:03 pm

  5. I thought we had to blanch them before pickling? The pickles in the store look like they are blanched?
    What is the shelf life of this pickle?

    Comment by RP — May 25, 2006 @ 8:30 pm

  6. Hi Indira,
    I learnt a method to preserve cucumber. Thanx for sharing.

    Comment by Anonymous — May 25, 2006 @ 8:43 pm

  7. Hi Indira,
    Nice way to preserve cucmber.

    Comment by menutoday — May 25, 2006 @ 8:45 pm

  8. Nice recipe and excellent photo.
    Indira, I created a link to Jihva for Mango Event in my blog. Not sure if I did it right.

    Comment by Krithika Ramachandran — May 25, 2006 @ 9:19 pm

  9. As always ure pics are excellent as are ure recipes. I like the concept of pickling cucumbers as u have noted. It does make for a great addition to sandwiches or even delectable by itself. I am going to try this with the cucumbers I have in the fridge and make a sandwich with this and the extra lettuce in the fridge+whole wheat bread and the home made hummus I have+some carrots we have. Jeez, there are an infinite number of things u could combine to make a great recipe with these cucumbers and it sure beats the store bought pickles I bet.

    ure biggest fan,
    Radha

    Comment by radha — May 26, 2006 @ 12:27 am

  10. Indira, you seem to have a nice collection of bottles too! :)

    Comment by CurryInAHurry — May 26, 2006 @ 9:18 am

  11. Hi Indira,
    naku e pickled cucumbers ante chala ishtamu. they look so nice in that bottle.

    Comment by lakshmi — May 26, 2006 @ 11:09 am

  12. Cool recipe. This reminds me of my trip to Bangalore where in the summer there were ‘thelewalas’ selling cool cucumber mixed with all of the above with green chutney and a lil chat masala. I still make this cucumber salad when I need a light lunch :) I love your website. Great Stuff.

    Comment by Tamanna — May 27, 2006 @ 2:59 am

  13. must try this out. i thought cucumbers go limp after adding salt.
    recently came across yr site and i must say i’m hooked!

    Comment by sheil — May 27, 2006 @ 5:38 am

  14. Indira, I love the sound of this. I have some wonderful baby cucumbers in my fridge right now, and some limes in a basket on the counter, so I am going to try it!!

    Comment by kalyn — May 27, 2006 @ 9:37 am

  15. HiIndira,

    We make almost same preparation with green mangoes, especially, that falls down after premonsoon in kerala. My husband, when they were kids had pick and collect these raw mangoes so that the elders cut them and soak them with some preparation.. lemme find out what it is..??

    anyway its real cruncy i guess..
    thanks

    Comment by Aparna — May 27, 2006 @ 5:26 pm

  16. This is a very good time pass healthy snacks. Need to prepare and stock it up for working out my jaws lol… I usually eat raw cocumber directly chomping on it with a some salt on one palm to dunk into :-)

    Comment by tony — May 28, 2006 @ 12:39 am

  17. Hi Indira,
    after seeing your simple but delicious pickle, I loved to try so went to supermarket. There I saw ones still with stem intact, so I thought it must be fresher… after I came home I realized what I just bought is zucchini *lol*

    Comment by gattina — May 29, 2006 @ 3:48 am

  18. This sounds nice. I take it !

    Comment by Virginie — June 2, 2006 @ 4:49 pm

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