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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. —Marie Wladyka, Land O'Lakes, Florida
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + chilling 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.

Nutritional Facts

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

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misscoffeepot User ID: 7519492 255545
Reviewed Oct. 17, 2016

"this is a keeper. I often have leftover sliced cucumbers when I serve large salads at church, and needed a simple way to use them up. It could not be any simpler! I added a 1/4 tsp of tumeric, because I like the added golden color, and a bit of chopped garlic. But this is flexible enough to vary your herbs and still have a great outcome"

lornox User ID: 1284013 253268
Reviewed Aug. 28, 2016

"love these easy pickles so good and easy"

billsis User ID: 2704400 232637
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!??????????????"

[email protected] User ID: 3572716 231640
Reviewed Aug. 23, 2015

"Highly recommended if you love sweet pickles."

Verdaine User ID: 6569137 78541
Reviewed Oct. 26, 2014

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

hunkydoriest User ID: 4515323 56653
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!"

coldteablues User ID: 6107359 74161
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!"

maxwellerika User ID: 2230396 42630
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>"

ICURN User ID: 1711626 70555
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."

cas430 User ID: 921433 24497
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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