Fresh Summer Pickles

Crisp and tangy cucumber spears are infused with the flavor of spices and fresh herbs.



4 cups distilled white vinegar


1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes

1 teaspoon whole black peppercorns

1 teaspoon mustard seeds

1 teaspoon coriander seeds

1/2 teaspoon fennel seeds

1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds

1 tablespoon coarse kosher salt


2 seedless cucumbers, unpeeld, washed and scrubbed

2 tablespoons fresh cilantro leaves

several springs fresh dill leaves

Honey Tips

Honey Is One of the Oldest Foods

Honey is one of the oldest foods in existence. It was found in the tomb of King Tut and was still edible since honey never spoils.


Combine all brine ingredients in a large saucepan. Bring to a boil. Boil 3 minutes. Set aside to cool.
Cut cucumbers in half lengthwise. Then cut each half into 4 spears or desired size. Place in a bowl. Tuck cilantro leaves and dill sprigs in between spears. Pour brine over cucumbers. Refrigerate up to four days before serving. Will keep refrigerated for up to one week.
Yields: 16 spears