Cucumber Recipes

Homemade Gherkins recipe

Gherkins are one of those foods that some people adore and others hate - but if you're a gherkin lover, this simple homemade gherkins recipe is a super way to make your own. Serve with cold cuts of meat and crusty bread.


  • 5kg small cucumbers
  • 2 onions
  • Dill sprigs
  • 1.25l malt vinegar
  • 2.5l water
  • 250g caster sugar
  • 4 tbsp. salt
  • Couple pinches pickling spice


  1. Wash the cucumbers and remove the stems. Slice the onions into rings. Pack into sterilised jars and add a pinch of spice to each jar.

  2. Heat the vinegar, water, salt and sugar together until boiling, then remove from the heat and pour over the veg in the jars. Seal immediately.

Put into a cool dark place before serving, then once you open the jar, put into the fridge. This recipe serves 10-15.

Author: Laura Young.

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250gabout 9 oz (8.81825 oz based on 0.035273 ounces in a gram)


Published: December 21, 2011
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