It used to be a tradition among many German farm families in the Midwest to always have a bowl of these vinegary cucumbers in the refrigerator. They're the easiest relish of all, as they require no cooking, and they're a refreshing salad alongside any meal.

Recipe by Cooking Light August 2005


Credit: Jan Smith

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5 cups (serving size: 1/4 cup)


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Instructions Checklist
  • Combine water, shallots, vinegar, sugar, dill, salt, and pepper in a large glass bowl, stirring until sugar dissolves. Stir in cucumber. Cover and refrigerate at least 24 hours. Serve with a slotted spoon.

  • Note: Refrigerate Spicy Cucumber Relish in airtight containers up to one week.

Nutrition Facts

19 calories; calories from fat 5%; fat 0.1g; protein 0.4g; carbohydrates 4.4g; fiber 0.4g; iron 0.2mg; sodium 120mg; calcium 9mg.