Cheater's Pickles
Recipe type: summer side dish
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Serves: 3 cups
A simple pickle recipe that can be made under an hour and is low in salt.
  • 2 English cucumbers
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar
  • Handful of ice cubes
  • ¼ cup Champagne or apple cider vinegar
  • 2-3 pinches large flaked sea salt, such as Maldon's
  • 2 tablespoons fresh dill, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon flat-leaved parsley, chopped
  • ¼ cup sliced sweet onion, such as Vidalia, cut into half moon slices
  1. Trim the ends of the cucumbers and the drag the tines of a fork down their lengths. Slice the cucumbers into ⅛-inch slices and place in a shallow bowl.
  2. Sprinkle sugar over the cucumbers, stir well and scatter ice on top of them.
  3. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and place in freezer for 30 minutes.
  4. Remove from freezer, discard ice and drain cucumbers in a colander. Pat dry on a clean kitchen towel and return to bowl.
  5. Add the vinegar and salt and stir well. Add the dill, parsley and onion. Stir again and chill for one hour before serving.
Recipe by Liz The Chef at