Use up leftover cucumbers and make them into pickles for your burgers and sarnies. Makes great gifts for family too.
Makes: 2-3
Skill level: Easy peasy
Costs:Cheap as chips


    • 2 medium cucumbers
    • 1 medium onion, peeled
    • 1 green pepper, deseeded
    • 3 level tbsp salt
    • 500ml (16fl oz) white wine vinegar
    • 100g (3½oz) caster sugar


    1. Slice the cucumbers, onion and green pepper very thinly, preferably using a mandolin, and cutting the cucumber at a slight angle to give longer slices.
    1. Put vegetable slices in a bowl and spoon salt over. Stir, then leave for 1-2 hrs, stirring occasionally, but not breaking up the cucumber. The salt should draw the liquid from cucumber.
    1. Tip the vegetables into a colander and rinse them well, then pat dry on absorbent kitchen paper. Pack vegetables well into the sterilised jars.
    1. Pour the vinegar into a pan and add the sugar. Warm until the sugar dissolves.
    1. Remove pan from the heat and pour the vinegar into the jars to completely cover the vegetables.
    1. Leave mixture in the jars to go completely cold, then cover and seal jars with vinegar-proof lids. This pickle is best left for 1 week before eating. It will keep
    1. refrigerated for up to 1 month. (Not suitable for freezing).

Nutritional information is for the maximum number of servings

Nutritional information per portion

saturates 0.0g calories 10(kcal)


This nutritional information is only a guide and is based on 2,000 calories per day. For more information on eating a healthy diet, please visit the Food Standards Agency website.

Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.