Quick Sweet Pickles

“‘Beit Alpha’ isn’t your usual pickling cucumber, but it’s perfect for this eat-right-away snack.” — Deborah Madison, author of Seasonal Fruit Desserts

TOTAL TIME: 0:15
PREP: 0:15
LEVEL: Easy
SERVES: 8

Ingredients

  • .6 c. white-wine vinegar or apple-cider vinegar
  • .3 c. sugar
  • .13 tsp. salt
  • 2 c. thinly sliced ‘Beit Alpha’ cucumbers (about 2 cucumbers)
  • 2 red onions
  • 2 tbsp. torn dill sprigs
  • 1 tsp. whole peppercorns
  • 3 tbsp. olive oil

Directions

  1. In a medium bowl, mix vinegar, sugar, and salt, stirring occasionally, until sugar dissolves. Set aside.
  2. In a nonreactive bowl, combine cucumbers, onions, dill, and peppercorns. Add olive oil to reserved vinegar mixture and stir well. Pour over vegetables and toss to combine. Cover bowl and refrigerate for at least 8 hours before serving. Store pickles, refrigerated, for up to 5 days.
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