Making Sweet Pickles in the Microwave

This year my cucumbers, in spite of the extremely cool weather, are doing well.

So, I thought I might make sweet pickles in the microwave. They’re sweet, spicy, crunchy, and easy to make (especially if you have a food processor with a 2 mm slicing attachment).

This is what you’ll need…

3 or 4 pickling cucumbers, unpeeled and sliced thinly.
1 or 2 small onions, sliced thinly (or in this case, I used 1/4 large onion)
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon turmeric
1/4 teaspoon celery seeds
1/2 apple cider vinegar
1 cup sugar

 

In a microwave safe bowl, combine the onion and cucumber. Mix the salt, turmeric, celery seeds, vinegar and sugar in a separate bowl and pour over the cucumber/onion mixture.
Microwave on high for 5 minutes. Stir and microwave 5 minutes more. Cool.
This is what they look like when they’re taken out of the microwave after 10 minutes…

 

Place in a jar or container and refrigerate. The pickles are ready to eat and will stay fresh in the refrigerator for many weeks. I have chopped these up and used them in potato salad, tuna salad and on sandwiches.

 

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