Quick Pickles


Keep this easy recipe in your back pocket for when you want to add crunchy, zingy punch to whatever you’re serving. The flavor of the rice vinegar creates a pickle that goes particularly well with Asian dishes.

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  • 4 small firm cucumbers, such as Kirby or Persian, peeled or scrubbed, sliced 1/8-inch thick
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 ½ teaspoons fine sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar


  1. Slice cucumbers 1/8-inch thick using a mandoline or a sharp knife. Toss with the sugar and salt and leave in a colander to drain for 20 to 30 minutes. Rinse well and drain.
  2. In a bowl, toss cucumbers with the vinegar, tasting and adding more as desired. Store in a container in the refrigerator for up to a week.


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