Quick pickles

I like making these pickles, which are pretty sweet, as an accompaniment to summer dishes.  Adapted from Smitten Kitchen.


  • 2 large seedless cucumbers, cut very thinly (preferably with a mandoline)
  • 2 t salt
  • 2/3 c white wine vinegar
  • 1/2 c water
  • 1/2 c sugar
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 2 t dill seed


  1. Bring the vinegar, water, sugar, garlic and dill seed to a boil in a small saucepan, and cook until sugar is dissolved.
  2. When this mixture is cool, combine with cucumbers and marinate for at least half an hour in the fridge.