Pickled cucumber


2 Jars



Prep. time

10-15 minutes

Cooking time

10 minutes

For my birthday we ate some delicious burgers in Bratislava, that had homemade pickled cucumbers on them. My husband and I loved them, so we decided to try to recreate them at home. There are many ways you can make pickled cucumber, adding different ingredients to make them taste more special, but I wanted a more natural cucumber taste, with just the right amount of vinegar and crunchiness. This recipe has become an essential in our weekly meals. So versatile, healthy and delicious. I hope you like them!


  • 5 mini cucumbers/ snack cucumbers (250 g approx.)
  • A small handful of fresh dill
  • 190 ml water
  • 70 ml apple cider vinegar
  • 20 g sea salt
  • 1/2 tbsp sugar (approx 6 g)


  1. Sterilise the jars by putting them on a pot with boiling water and let them cook for 5-10 minutes in a low temperature. Remove the jars carefully from the hot water and let them dry completely ( I used tongs to avoid burning myself with the hot water).

  2. Wash the cucumbers, remove both ends of each cucumbers and then cut them in very thin slices.

  3. Wash and chop the fresh dill.

  4. Mix the water, apple cider vinegar, the salt and sugar in a pot or saucepan. Use a whisk to stir until the sugar and salt dissolve. Cook on a medium heat until it boils. As soon as it’s boiling, remove the pot/saucepan from the heat to let it cool down for a few minutes.

  5. Fill the glass jars with the slices of cucumbers and the chopped dill. Once the vinegar mixture has cooled down, pour it over the cucumbers. Seal the glass jars and wait a couple of days to eat them.

  6. Keep the jars in the fridge or a cool/dark place. They should last several weeks. It’s important to refrigerate them as soon as you open them.

These pickled cucumbers are perfect to add to hotdogs, burgers, sandwiches, as a side dish, etc.

You don’t need to buy new glass jars, just reuse some from jams, sauces, etc.


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