by in Recipes July 11, 2018

My vegetable garden is doing very well in this good weather, so I spent a morning preserving things I had a lot of.

I had quite a few cucumbers to use up so thought I would pickle some of them in a sweet and sour liquid.  These Sweet and Sour Cucumbers are delicious with cheese, smoked fish or just added to a salad.

  • 1kg cucumbers
  • 2 large mild onions, cut in half
  • 1 tbsp dill – chopped
  • 200g granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 200mls cider vinegar

This is very quick and easy if you have a food processor.  Using the fine slicing attachment, slice the cucumbers into rounds and the 1/2 onions so you have half moon shapes.  If you don’t have a food processor, you will have to do all the slicing with a sharp knife!

Combine the cucumber, onion and dill in a large bowl.

Mix the sugar, salt and vinegar together and pour over the cucumber mixture.  Mix together well.  Leave for the flavour to develop for at least three hours.


Put mixture into sterilised jars and cover with the liquid in the bowl.

Store your Sweet and Sour Cucumbers in the fridge !