Quick & Slightly Spicy Cucumber Pickles

Quick & Slightly Spicy Cucumber Pickles

If you’ve got a few hours, you can make homemade pickles that will put a tangy smile on everyone’s face! And there’s no cooking needed! These pickles are the perfect accompaniment to all things jerk! BTW – this brine works on any crunchy vegetable.

Makes about: 24 spears

Time: Prep time: 5 minutes. Marinate: 1 to 6 hours


  • ¼ cup rice vinegar (or substitute white wine vinegar)
  • 2 tsps white sugar
  • 1 garlic clove, smashed
  • ½ tsp crushed chile
  • 1 tsp salt (or to taste)
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1 lb (450 grams) Persian cucumbers (about 6) cut lengthwise into quarters or sixths
  • 2 Tbsp chopped dill
  • 2 Tbsp freshly squeezed lemon


  1. Mix together the vinegar, sugar, garlic, chile, salt and pepper in a large mixing bowl. Add the cucumber spears and toss well. Refrigerate for a minimum of 1 hour and up to 6 hours.
  2. Add the dill and lemon just before serving. Mix well. Adjust salt and pepper to taste.