Crispy Dill Pickled Cucumbers

Because they're so convenient and versatile, pickled cucumbers make a great addition to just about any snack, side dish or main course.

Dill pickled cucumbers are tangy, crisp and juicy, begging you to take them out of the jar and pop them into your mouth as-is or stack some on a burger for some extra sweet-and-sour crunch.

Because they’re so convenient and versatile, pickled cucumbers make a great addition to just about any snack, side dish or main course. Serve some pickles alongside smoked trout or layer them on a grilled cheese sandwich. Whichever way you decide to use these cucumber pickles, they are screaming to be set free from their glass jar and take centre stage on your plate!

Dill pickled cucumbers deserve a space in every fridge. So tart and savoury, these mouth puckering little treats are an easy crowd pleaser every time.

Did you know that pickled cucumbers are high in particular types of fibre that feeds probiotic gut bacteria, making them not just tasty but really healthy for you too. Who could resist?

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Dill Pickled Cucumbers

Pickled cucumbers are tangy, crisp and juicy, begging you to take them out of the jar and pop them into your mouth as-is or stack some on a burger for some extra sweet-and-sour crunch.
Servings 2 Jars
Total Time 30 mins

Ingredients
 
 

  • 350 g small pickling cucumbers or larger ones, quartered lengthways
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 cup vinegar
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 3 sprigs fresh dill
  • 1 tbsp coriander seeds
  • 1 tbsp celery seeds
  • 5 black peppercorns

Instructions
 

  • Wash cucumbers and pat dry, place in a bowl and cover with iced water. Chill for at least three hours (this will make the pickles crunchier). Pat them dry before bottling.
  • Place the cucumbers into sterilised jars
  • Place all the ingredients except the cucumbers in a saucepan and bring to a boil
  • Pour the hot pickling liquid over the cucumbers making sure they are completely covered
  • Seal the jars and allow to cool
  • Allow the pickle to develop, at least two days before eating
Course: Sauces and Spices
Keyword: condiments, dill, pickles

More great ways you can make use of your homemade Dill Pickled Cucumbers

Tartare Sauce

Serve alongside fish
Total Time 10 mins

Ingredients
 
 

  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 3 tbsp capers chopped
  • 2 tbsp parsley chopped
  • 1 to 2 dill pickles diced
  • squeeze of lemon
  • dash of tabasco optional

Instructions
 

  • mix all ingredients until well combined
  • Chill in the fridge until required
Course: Sauces and Spices
Keyword: Sauce

Potato Salad

A beautiful side salad
Servings 2
Total Time 20 mins

Ingredients
 
 

  • 4 baby potatoes cut in halves boiled until just soft
  • 2 medium boiled eggs
  • ¼ cucumber pickle diced
  • ½ cup mayonnaise or yoghurt
  • salt and pepper to season

Instructions
 

  • Combine all ingredients whilst potatoes are still warm
  • Chill in the frige until ready to serve
Course: Sides
Keyword: potato, potato salad, salad, sides

Salsa Verde

Goes well with grilled chicken, meat or fish
Servings 1
Total Time 7 mins

Ingredients
 
 

  • 1 cucumber pickle
  • 4 anchovy fillets
  • 2 tbsp capers
  • 1 tbsp dijon mustard
  • 3 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1 cup fresh parsley
  • ½ cup each fresh basil and mint
  • cup olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions
 

  • Blitz all the ingredients together
  • Set aside until serving
Course: Sauces and Spices
Keyword: salsa, salsa verde, sauces

Guacamole

Goes well with burgers, nachos,potato wedges or on sandwiches
Servings 2 to 3
Total Time 12 mins

Ingredients
 
 

  • 1 avocado pip removed and mashed
  • 2 tbsp parsley or coriander your choice
  • pinch of chilli flakes optional
  • ½ cucumber pickle diced
  • squeeze of lemon
  • salt and pepper to season

Instructions
 

  • Mix all ingredients together
  • Chill, covered until ready to serve
Course: Sauces and Spices
Keyword: avocado, guacamole, sauces

Cucumber Pickle Dip

Serve with a mix of vegetables and savoury biscuits to dip with
Servings 6
Total Time 7 mins

Ingredients
 
 

  • 250g cream cheese at room temperature
  • 1 cucumber pickle diced
  • 1 tbsp fresh dill chopped
  • 2 to 3 tbsp pickle juice for thinning

Instructions
 

  • mix the cream cheese until soft and smooth
  • add the pickling juice until the desired consistency is reached
  • Note that the dip will thicken up in the fridge
  • Stir in the diced cucumber pickle and the dill
  • Chill for 30 minutes before serving
Course: Sauces and Spices
Keyword: condiments, cucumber pickle, dill pickle, dips, sauces, sides
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