Quick Pickles

Recipe Intro

This recipe is a perfect way to show kids how to make a deli favorite right in the classroom!

Nutritional Sentence

Cucumbers are a rich source of Vitamin K & Molybdenum.

Recipe Time

45 minutes

Ingredients

4-6 medium cucumbers (or carrots)

For the brine:
1 cup vinegar (white, apple, rice, or mixture)
1 cup water
1/2 tablespoon salt
1 tablespoon sugar or honey (optional)
Pinch each of spices and herbs (dill, dill seed, garlic, peppercorn,
celery seed, chili flakes, etc.)

Materials

Saucepan
Burner
Knives or cutters
Cutting board
Jar or bowl

Directions

  1. Slice cucumbers into thin rounds and place in jar or bowl.
  2. Add brine ingredients to saucepan and bring to boil. Stir occasionally to help dissolve salt and sugar.
  3. Add brine to cucumbers. Let sit for at least 25 minutes before munching. The longer the cucumbers are in the brine, the stronger the flavors.