One of the most handy recipes to have in your repetoire! Not only are cucumber pickles good in burgers and sandwiches, but are wonderful with cold sliced meats, smoked fish and will transform a humble hard boiled egg and a chunk of cheddar into a feast!

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  • 900g cucumbers, thinly sliced

  • 3 small onions, thinly sliced

  • 350g sugar

  • 1 tablespoon salt

  • 225ml cider vinegar or white wine vinegar


  • 1.

    Mix the cucumber and onion in a large bowl.

  • 2.

    Add the sugar, salt and vinegar and mix well to combine.

  • 3.

    Leave to rest for one hour before serving as desired.


TIP! Even though the cucumbers will lose their vibrant green colour, they will keep for weeks and weeks and weeks!

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Ann May 2013
Does it have to stay in the fridge and how long does it keep
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I made this recipe loads and gave it to my relatives as a Christmas gift. It was a huge hit and really easy to make. Everybody wants to know the recipe and what to use. Thanks Rachel!! Xxx
Posted by Report
My cucumber vines are overflowing and this is the best way of preserving them.
Posted by Report
We at lady grey tea room in Wendover serve this with our smoked salmon and smoked ham sandwiches. The customers absolutely love it