Quick Microwave Pickles

    18 minutes

    This recipe is for taste home-pickled cucumbers. The cucumber is pickled in mustard seed, celery seed and turmeric.

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    Serves: 24 

    • 1 large cucumber, sliced
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1 onion, thinly sliced
    • 1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds
    • 1 cup (220g) white sugar
    • 1/2 cup (125ml) distilled white vinegar
    • 1/4 teaspoon celery seed
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground turmeric

    Preparation:10min  ›  Cook:8min  ›  Ready in:18min 

    1. In a medium microwave safe bowl mix cucumber, salt, onion, mustard seeds, white sugar, distilled white vinegar, celery seed and turmeric.
    2. Microwave on high 7 to 8 minutes stirring twice until cucumbers are tender and onion is translucent.
    3. Transfer to sterile containers. Seal and chill in the refrigerator until serving.

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    I made these last summer in my first attempt to jar food, which actually turned out to be a wonderful experience! These pickles were absolutely awesome and really easy to make! The only thing I did different was can them. Everyone that had them thought they were wonderful and I had many requests for more jars. I only made 1 case of small jars and 3 large mason jars full, but this coming summer I am planning to be a little more ambitious and make more. I did make one variation on some of the jars which I think came out fantastic and that was that I had dehydrated red cayenne peppers and I added 1 to some of the smaller jars and 3 or 4 to the large jars. Not only did it add color to the jar, but they really tasted great, especially if you are a spice fan! I added more onion to my pickles as that was the way that I remembered them from my childhood. My Nanny made some of the best Bread and Butter pickles that I have ever tasted....these are certainly close to her recipe!  -  04 May 2003  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    These turned out great! Following others' advice, I only used 1/2 cup of sugar (which was plenty), and I added 1 clove of fresh garlic (minced) and 1/4 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes. Microwaved for 8 minutes, and they taste fantastic! Thanks for the recipe!!  -  14 Mar 2006  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I never liked bread and butter pickles until I went to Lambert's restuarant. I tried their's and fell in love. I craved them day after day after that, but the restaurant is 2 hours from my town. I made this recipe and behold! I now do not have to drive any distance to enjoy them. I signed up with this website just to write this review! I mean it...TOP NOTCH!  -  16 Jan 2003  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)