Quick Pickled Cucumbers

Quick Pickled CucumbersRecipe
Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Cindy Barr
This recipe goes with Korean Meatballs.


4 servings

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Nutritional Information

Calories 12
Fat 0.1 g
Satfat 0.1 g
Sodium 31 mg


1 English cucumber
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1 cup rice vinegar
3/4 cup water
2 tablespoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon sambal oelek (such as Huy Fong)
Sliced green onions (optional)


Slice cucumber crosswise into thin rounds. Combine cucumber and garlic in a medium bowl. Combine vinegar, water, sugar, and salt; microwave at HIGH for 2 minutes or until boiling. Pour hot vinegar mixture over cucumber mixture; stir in sambal oelek. Cover and chill at least 4 hours. Serve with a slotted spoon, or drain before serving. Garnish with sliced green onions, if desired.