Marinated Cucumbers

These also make the perfect summer veggie sandwich. Chill the vegetables with ice before marinating for extra crispness.


Makes about 8 cups

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Pre: 25 Minutes
Cook: 5 Minutes
Stand: 3 Hours
Chill: 4 Hours


4 large cucumbers (about 2 3/4 lb.), thinly sliced
2 small onions, thinly sliced
1/2 green bell pepper, finely chopped
1/2 teaspoon salt
Ice cubes
1 1/4 cups sugar
1 1/4 cups white vinegar
1/4 teaspoon ground turmeric
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon mustard seed
1/4 teaspoon celery seed


1. Spread vegetables in a 13- x 9-inch baking dish; sprinkle evenly with salt. Cover with ice; let stand 3 hours or until cool and crisp. Drain and return to dish.

2. Bring sugar and next 5 ingredients to a boil in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Let cool slightly. Pour mixture over vegetables. Cover and chill at least 4 hours or up to 5 days. Serve cold.

Betty Drennen, Birmingham, Alabama,

Southern Living

July 2007
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