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A recipe for spicy pickled cucumbers

Thursday, October 11, 2018

These spicy pickled cucumbers are so easy to make and simply delicious. They are perfect in a salad, as a garnish or simply for snacking!


I have been growing my own cucumbers and am amazed by how many I am getting from one plant.  We really are eating them with everything!

I decided to try my hand at pickling them and storing them in Kilner Jars.  I had a play around with a few spice variations before coming up with this combination.  Most pickle recipes have some sugar but I was keen to avoid it to keep it as a healthy option.  I’m glad I did as the end result was delicious.  I can’t wait to make some more!

Give them a try and let me know how you get on.  

  • cucumbers
  • 2 shallots
  • 2 tsps mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp ground turmeric
  • 1/4 tsp chilli flakes
  • 200mls apple cider vinegar
  • 200mls water
  • Prepare the jars, they need to be steralized with boiling water for fridge pickles  (For longer term storage, steralize in the oven)
  • Wash and try the cucumber then remove the end pieces
  • Cut into spears or slices
  • Peel and finely slice the shallots
  • Divide the shallots and spices between the jars
  • Pack in the slices or spears as tightly as possible
  • Divide the water and vinegar between the jars.  Add more of both in equal measure if needed to top the jars
  • Replace the lids and store in the fridge 

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