This easy pickled cucumber recipe has a perfect crunchy texture that will satisfy your tastebuds. A delicious pickling recipe that is well-paired with rich meat and vegetable recipes. A light and refreshing flavor that cleanses the palate. A crunchy vegetable side dish to prepare for a perfect family dinner idea.
Using all those leftover vegetables in the fridge is one of the key skills you need to learn as a home cook. Different techniques can be used for a variety of vegetables. They can be roasted, or dehydrated for later use. Herbs can be roasted and ground up for an easy spice dip. Leftover lemons can be candied and used as a sweetener for teas and other pastry products.
Pickling is another form of preserving fruits and vegetables, but usually vegetables. The process involves extending the shelf life of food by fermentation in brine or immersing the vegetables in a vinegar solution.
The rule of thumb when it comes to pickling is a 60% vinegar, 40% water solution. Spices can be added to develop a more profound flavor. A wide variety of spices can be added from cumin to juniper berries.
For the best result, let your new pickles sit for 3 to 5 days before eating. The waiting period allows the flavor and fermentation to enhance the flavor of the vegetables you are pickling.
You can enjoy this easy pickled cucumber with several recipes such as the following:
Or, if you’re enjoying it on its own, pair with fruity and light white wines. Here are our top picks to pair with these recipes.
- Pinot Blanc