Sunday, August 15, 2010

Dill Pickle Cucumber Slices

The cucumber pickles in this recipe will not take you more than 10 minutes to prepare. They will be sweet and crunchy, and maybe a bit sour too.  You can serve them up as an accompaniment to your favorite sandwiches, as a side dish to your favorite grilled meats, or placed on grilled or pulled meat sandwiches.


Dill Pickle Cucumber Slices
Makes 1- 1/3 cups
Recipe from Sara Moulton

Ingredients:
One 5-to 6 inch-inch piece seedless ( English) cucumber
Note: I used 4-6 small kirby cucumbers
2 tablespoons fresh dill leaves or 1 teaspoon dried
2 tablespoons cider vinegar
1- 1/2 teaspoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Directions:
Thinly slice enough of the cucumber to make 1-1/3 cups.  Finely chop the dill (about 1 tablespoon).  Combine the cucumber with the vinegar, dill, sugar, salt, and pepper in a small nonreactive bowl.  Set it aside at room temperature and use within an hour, or cover and refrigerate for later use.

Enjoy!



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57 comments:

Foodessa said...

Velva...thanks for reminding me that I could make these simpler veggie dishes and enjoy them immensely. We have an apple cider vinegar producer not far...hence, I will try making your cucumbers with this small substitute. Thanks for the idea ;o)

Have a wonderful week and flavourful wishes,
Claudia

Sage said...

That is what I call instant pickles. So easy and looks so good.
Rita

Angie's Recipes said...

A quick and delicious cucumber delight!

Kim said...

I recently made quick pickles the same way and loved them. My mom and I ate the whole bowl:) Yours look thick and delicious.

Ana Powell said...

Instant pickle to be enjoyed and eaten with pleasure.
Wishing you a great Sunday ♥

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

Maybe I will try this just for my own use. I have been pickling cucumbers to take back to the for winter. Diane

Lea Ann said...

Sweet, crunchy and a bit sour sound right up my alley. Thanks for sending this along.

ThatJewCanCook said...

Love fresh made pickles, usually I make bread & butter pickles (why are they called that?) but this looks like a nice diversion. Now where'd I put that burger?

Joanne said...

I have been dying to make my own pickles lately! Thanks for sharing this!

Recipe for Delicious said...

Oh these look great! My partner will love them!

Rachel Cotterill said...

That sounds tasty - do you know how long they'll keep for?

Claudia said...

Making these today. Need something new for my cucumbers which keep coming ... and coming.. and coming ...

Raina said...

My kids and I love pickles. I would have never thought making them could be so easy. I am very excited to try these, and luckily, I have all of the ingredients including some cucumbers from my friend's garden:)

Catherine said...

Looks wonderful Velva! I'll have to try this soon!
Cheers~

TKW said...

I'm a sucker for anything in brine! These sound like the perfect way to use my cucumbers...once they start growing...grumble.

My Little Space said...

Velva, this simple salad sounds perfect for me! Thanks for sharing. Hope you're enjoying your day.
Cheers, kristy

Julie said...

So quick and easy...my kinda food! Yum :)

The Cilantropist said...

I love pickles!!! This dill recipe looks right up my alley. Love your site! :)

Susi said...

Sometimes simple is the very best! They sound awesome and look fresh and flavorful!

Katerina said...

This is such an easy recipe. I love pickles!

Chris said...

I'm giving pickling a try this week. I've seen a few posts about this quick and easy recipe so I can wait to try it.

scrambledhenfruit said...

I love sweet, tangy, crunchy dills- even better that they're quick and easy. Thanks!

Jen_from_NJ said...

What a great and simple idea! I love it!

K. said...

I was just getting ready to look for a quick pickle recipe. You beat me to it. Thanks!

JG said...

Cider Vinegar gives food that little extra pizazz. These Cucumber Slices would be so tasty! Yummy!

The Absence of Alternatives said...

This reminds me of the cucumbers my mom made me when I was little. I need to try this and I also need to give mom a call...

Dishesdone said...

Looks so good and fresh, and I can just see the "crunch" of those pickle slices!

lakeviewer said...

You're the bomb!

Sook said...

These look so refreshing! I love cucumbers!

Shanthi said...

Simple yet healthy

Sandi said...

that looks great Velva....so nice and green....LOL!!

The Japanese Redneck said...

Dills are my favorite. These look delicious.

teresa said...

i love that i can make my own pickles, how cool! i really want to try these, they're beautiful!

Mary said...

What a lovely recipe. There are few foods prettier than fresh dilled pickles. Yours look wonderful. I hope you are having a great day. Blessings...Mary

Heavenly Housewife said...

This would be a great healthy side dish for salmon I think.
*kisses* HH

We Are Not Martha said...

When I was a kid, I hated dill. And would get so mad when my parents put it on cucumbers (even though I loved dill pickles). Now, I'm a big fan of fresh dill. These are so simple and delicious :)

Sues

My Carolina Kitchen said...

What a gorgeous photo. Who wouldn't want to make pickles now? I've got to try this.
Sam

Gera @ Sweets Foods Blog said...

Really I adore these pickles for meaty sandwiches, they can add a great touch to them.

Cheers,

Gera

thefattyreader said...

I made something almost exactly like this for dinner tonight...what a coincidence! Great minds think alike, I guess.

Nil said...

Velva Olá, isto é delicioso! Eu amei esta receita. Eu amo esse vegetal! Atenciosamente, Nil

Mags said...

Looks delicious. I love using English cucumbers too...I hate the seeds in regular cucumbers.

Hungry Dog said...

Such a great recipe...you could serve it with practically anything!

Susan Fields said...

Oh that looks good, and so easy!

RamblingTart said...

What a marvelously fresh and perky salad, Velva. :-) Love it!!

theUngourmet said...

These look wonderful, Velva! I love using English cucumbers and I LOVE dill!

Sophie said...

A lovely green & versatile recipe!!

the dish looks beautiful!!

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Bright, crisp and refreshing! Just what the summer heat ordered!! I've been catching up since vacation and I think a nice bowl of these with a Bloody Manny would be the bomb!

LaDivaCucina said...

Hello dear, meant to comment a few posts back that I love your sammie entry for the throwdown! I can't wait to see all the entries.

I like your cucumber salad, simple and refreshing!

Elizabeth said...

these look simply delicious --as in simple and delightful.
So glad to have discovered your blog in rather a roundabout way via by ancient morocco blog.......!!

5 Star Foodie said...

An excellent quick and delicious way to make pickles!

Eliana said...

Hmmm - this looks like a picture perfect snack :)

The Short (dis)Order Cook said...

One of my favorite ways to enjoy cucumbers is tossed with some sugar and cider vinegar. I've never tried adding dill though, even though I know many people do. Either way, it's a perfect summer side dish and I"m thinking it's time to get some dill in my next batch!

aipi said...

Hi Velva... thanks for stopping by my site the other day. Glad you liked my pasta dish. I am a total salad fanatic myself. Sometimes I will eat just a simple salad for lunch. As most other folks have pointed out, using dill is interesting (and I like interesting when it comes to food). Next time I feel like a salad I will definitely try this.

aipi (http://usmasala.blogspot.com/)

Marguerite said...

Love cucumbers and eat them everyday! They are one of the healthiest foods that you can eat! These look fantastic and that photo is fab!

Salsa Verde said...

A quick and fantastic delight!!
Cheers,
Lia.

Chef E said...

Oh yeah, cool and refreshing snack for me!

theycallmejane said...

This looks and sounds exactly like a recipe my grandmother used to make! Can't wait to try it!

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