Pickled Cucumbers

Pickled Cucumbers

These were served on the side with my Swedish Meatballs so I decided to figure out how to make them myself.  Turns out they are super easy to make and even easier to eat!


  • 2 small cucumbers sliced as thinly as possible
  • 1/2 red pepper sliced as thinly as possible
  • 2 scallions diced
  • 1/2 jalapeno (totally optional if you like to add spice, I also kept the seeds to add more spice)
  • 1 1/2 cup water
  • 3/4 cup vinegar
  • 4 tsps salt
  • 3 tsps sugar
  • 2 cloves garlic (optional)


  1. In a large jar with a lid add water, vinegar, salt and sugar
  2. Close the jar and shake vigorously until the brine is mixed
  3. Add your vegetables to the brine until completely covered, if you have too much brine just pour a little bit out, or add to a second jar with some of your vegetables
  4. Close jar and let sit at least a few hours or overnight 
  5. Serve as a side to meatballs or eat plain!