How to Cook Pickles: Top Proven Recipes

We offer you a classic recipe for pickled cucumbers and not only, without which no hostess can not do.

Cucumbers are one of the most popular vegetables in Ukraine. They are used as a fresh salad, as well as made from them cans. After all, who does not like pickled or salted cucumbers?

We suggest you learn in more detail how to make pickled cucumbers quickly for the winter.

Quick pickles without rolling

And so, to make pickled cucumbers fast without vinegar, you will need only one hour and a food bag.


  • Cucumbers – 1 kg
    Fresh dill – 30g
  • Garlic – 20 g
  • Hot red pepper – to taste
  • Ground black pepper – 1/4 tsp.
  • Salt – 1,5 tbsp.
  • Cloves – 3 pcs.
  • Allspice – 3 units
  • Food bag

Pickled Cucumbers Recipe

Cucumbers are washed well, cut off the ends, and cut lengthwise into four parts. Dill and garlic finely chopped, hot pepper cut into thin rings. Put cucumbers, greens, hot pepper, and garlic in a bag, and add ground black pepper, salt, cloves, and allspice. Tie the bag to leave space and air in it and shake the bag with cucumbers for 1-2 minutes. Place the bag with cucumbers in the refrigerator for 1 hour.

After an hour, place the pickles on a plate and serve.

This a classic recipe for pickles

It’s very easy and there is no fuss!

Cucumbers should be washed and soaked for 6-7 hours. Leaves rinse, jars, and lids sterilized. Put 2 currant leaves, 1 cherry leaf, and 2 garlic cloves in each jar and fill with cucumbers. Fill jars with boiling water and leave for at least 10 minutes.

We also advise you a recipe that your mother or grandmother definitely checked – quick pickles with vinegar.

Pickled cucumbers with vinegar

To do this, boil 3 liters of water, and add salt, sugar, and vinegar to it. Boil it for 2-3 minutes until the sugar and salt have dissolved.

Pour the brine over the sterilized cucumbers, seal them with lids, and turn the lids of the jars down for better effect. Jars should be wrapped in a blanket and left to cool. After that, you can put it in the cellar or store it in the pantry.

Now you know how to cook pickles quickly for the winter and you just have time to roll up a couple of dozen jars.

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Written by Emma Miller

I am a registered dietitian nutritionist and own a private nutrition practice, where I provide one-on-one nutritional counseling to patients. I specialize in chronic disease prevention/ management, vegan/ vegetarian nutrition, pre-natal/ postpartum nutrition, wellness coaching, medical nutrition therapy, and weight management.

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