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Microwave Pickles Recipe

Microwave Pickles Recipe

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. YIELD: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


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

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

Reviews for Microwave Pickles

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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!"

Reviewed Aug. 15, 2011

"<p>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.</p>"

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."

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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