“Careful when you open a jar of these – the only way to stop eating them is to finish the jar.” – McNeill
This recipe compliments of David McNeill. It was adapted from ‘Tasty Vegan Delights’.
When I took a bite of these cucumbers, I couldn’t believe how good they were.
I especially like this pickle recipe because it does NOT use vinegar, an amylase (enzyme) inhibitor. Although, apple cider vinegar has its benefits. Fresh dill could be used.
As with any recipe that uses lemons, make sure the lemons taste ‘right’ or taste good. Lemons can make or ‘break’ a recipe.
8 Pickling Cucumbers
½ Medium Onion
1 clove Garlic
2 teaspoon Dried Dill
4 teaspoon Sea Salt
4 cup Canning Jar (i.e. 1 Qt Canning Jar)
1. Squeeze the lemons.
2. Slice the onion, cucumbers, and garlic.
3. Add everything to the jar and fill up with water.
4. Shake well and enjoy in a couple days!
Note: Recipe calls for cucumbers. I put “8”, but it could take more/less. As many as you can fit in a 1 Qt jar and still be able to shake.
lichenglows , good question. I made the pickles at room temperature. But, a friend of mine made a similar recipe (Refrigerator Cucumbers) and she put them in the fridge. I recommend the fridge.
Do you leave them in a cabinet, in the sun, or in the refrigerator, and for a certain amount of time before eating?
Yes, a couple sprigs of fresh dill should work.
Do you think fresh dill could work as well?
my grandma and i used to make garlic dill pickles together when i was a kid! ;)
I am so making these!! Thank you! I have some isreali cucumbers on there death bed, this will be great, but with fresh dill :)
You can do the same thing with vinegar, and add slices of fresh garlic for a more "Bubbe's" or traditional-style pickle. I definitely prefer using English cucumbers to regular ones when the pickling variety isn't available, though. The toughness of the skin of the regular garden cucumbers doesn't soften much in the pickling process.
I recently made some sweet pickle relish for the Zoom Burgers that I took on vacation with me. It was delicious! I'll post the recipe tomorrow when I can take some photos to go with it!
hkittykitty, Maybe the lemon juice does the work of the vinegar?
you don't need vinegar to make pickles?
Bubbe's are not raw! I love them too, so garlicky and goooood. But I called the company and they said they heat them. :-(
OMG. I luv pickles. Bubbe's raw one's were getting to be an expensive habit. Thx!
Yes, I was actually going to post this sometime! You beat me. :)
All4Raw - There you are! I posted some info. for you on your low estrogen/high thyroid topic, but it took me a long time and I didn't know if you'd get it.
I may have to try this by slicing regular cucumbers, because it sounds soooooo good, and I can't get the pickling cucumbers! Yummy :)
can you use regular seeded cucumbers?
Oh, I've been wanting a good recipe for pickles. I will try when I find some pickling cukes. Can't wait!
WOW!!!!!!!!!!!I love this Idea !!!!!!!!!!
Yum i will be giving this a go for sure.