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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

Ingredients

  • 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 serving (1 each) equals 115 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 395 mg sodium, 29 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 1 g protein.

Directions

  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

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 115 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 395 mg sodium, 29 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 1 g protein.

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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!

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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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Reviewed Aug. 15, 2011

Because I don't like sweet pickles, I omitted the sugar and added fresh dill. This recipe is great because now I don't have to heat up the house to make pickles.  I also made a bigger batch, so I didn't have to make them as often.

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Reviewed Jul. 29, 2010

I have been making these pickles for a few years. I can't keep them in the fridge once they are made because my kids eat them that fast.

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Reviewed Dec. 2, 2008

These taste even better after a day or two in the fridge. I won't buy jar pickles any more!

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