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How to Make Pickled Cucumbers for Burgers

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Learn how to make pickled cucumbers at home

Learn how to make pickled cucumbers at home

A popular condiment in dishes such as burgers, pickled cucumbers are made by soaking sliced cucumbers in a vinegar solution. In general, pickling is a common way to preserve fruits or vegetables. Allow me to show you this quick pickled cucumber recipe.

Ingredients for pickled cucumbers

Ingredients for pickled cucumbers

Cook Time

Prep timeReady inYields

1 hour

1 hour

4 servings


  • 1 medium cucumber, sliced
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup vinegar
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tablespoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper


For Preparation:

  • 1 large bowl
  • 2 medium bowls
  • 1 small bowl
  • 1 medium plate
  • measuring cups
  • measuring spoons
  • chopping board
  • knife


  1. In a bowl, add all of the ingredients except for the cucumbers.
  2. Stir the mixture until all of the solids have completely dissolved.
  3. Add the cucumber slices.
  4. Keep the pickled cucumbers inside the refrigerator for at least 1 hour before serving.
Delicious pickled cucumbers, ready to go on your burger!

Delicious pickled cucumbers, ready to go on your burger!

Tips and Techniques

  • There are so many different brands of vinegar available at the supermarkets. Make sure to taste the vinegar first before adding it to the mixture.
  • Adding garlic builds extra flavor.
  • For a spicy kick, add chopped chilies.
  • Let the cucumber slices sit in the pickling juice for at least one hour before serving. This allows time for the cucumbers to fully absorb the pickling flavors.

Step-by-Step Procedure: Pickled Cucumber

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Travel Chef (author) from Manila on August 13, 2019:

Hello Liz,

You are right, it can be eaten with anything.

Travel Chef (author) from Manila on August 13, 2019:

Hi Pamela,

It's our all time favorite at home since it's so easy to prepare. This recipe is kinda sweet, you can add other spices for some twist to its flavor.

Liz Westwood from UK on August 11, 2019:

This is a quick and easy recipe for a great accompaniment.

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on August 11, 2019:

I use to make pickled cucumbers, and I haven't thought of them in a while. Thanks for the recipe. I didn't ever actually have a recipe, but yours looks just like what I made.

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