Quick Pickled Cucumbers

Course: Condiments
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cucumbers, pickles
Dietary Restrictions: Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Low-Carb, Vegan
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Brining Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 19kcal
These quick and easy, lightly pickled cucumbers are the perfect snappy bite. No cooking necessary and they only need to brine for about an hour. Quick Pickled Cucumbers are not too sour, tangy or sweet and add just the right oomph to sandwiches, salads, bao buns, or anything that needs a little pop of brightness.
Print Recipe


  • 1 english cucumber very thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup water


  • In a small to medium bowl, combine the salt, sugar, cider vinegar and water. Stir until the sugar and salt are completely dissolved.
  • Add the thinly sliced cucumbers (no need to peel, the skins are thin enough).
  • Use the back of a spoon to adjust the cucumbers so they are submerged in the brine. Let the cucumbers soak for about an hour, then they're ready to use.
  • Store in a tight fitting container, with the cucumbers covered in the brining liquid.


Calories: 19kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 584mg | Potassium: 88mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 53IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 1mg