Microwave Pickles Recipe
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Microwave Pickles Recipe

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You can enjoy a small batch of these sweet crunchy pickles anytime without the work of traditional canning methods. "They're loaded with flavor and so easy to make," assures Marie Wladyka of Land O' Lakes, Florida.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. + chilling Cook: 10 min.
MAKES:4-6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. + chilling Cook: 10 min.
MAKES: 4-6 servings


  • 1 medium cucumber, thinly sliced
  • 2 small onions, thinly sliced
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon celery seed
  • 1/2 teaspoon mustard seed

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 115 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), 0mg cholesterol, 395mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (27g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein


  1. In a large microwave-safe bowl, combine all of the ingredients. Microwave, uncovered, on high for 3 minutes; stir. Cook 2-3 minutes longer or until mixture is bubbly and cucumbers and onions are crisp-tender. Cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours. Serve with a slotted spoon. Yield: 4-6 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Originally published as Microwave Pickles in Quick Cooking July/August 2000, p51

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Reviewed Sep. 11, 2015

"I am known as a non-cook, but these looked so simple I thought "what the heck, it's only a few ingredients." I was shocked!! They actually turned out great! They tasted ALMOST like the prize-winning bread and butter pickles a dear friend used to make. Even a friend who caters wants a jar. I will be making these again!??????????????"

Reviewed Aug. 23, 2015

"Highly recommended if you love sweet pickles."

Reviewed Oct. 26, 2014

"This recipe rocks. Made these this summer and still good in October!"

Reviewed Aug. 9, 2013

"This was my first attempt at making pickles, and I can't believe how well they turned out. Super yummy. Boyfriend loved them. Watch out---addictive!"

Reviewed Oct. 20, 2011

"This recipe ROCKS!! I stumbled upon it yesterday and had to try it. I had an English cuke and some onion that needed to be used, so I used 'em. Easy peasy recipe and yummy to boot!"

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