Are these not the prettiest pickles you have ever seen? Apart from pretty, these spiralized cucumber and courgette (zucchini) pickles are deliciously sweet and sour, quick and easy to make, and can be eaten within 24 hours of prep.
I love pickles. Especially those little cucumber ones, gherkins as they’re called in the UK. I put them in all sorts of things like sandwiches, potato salads, tuna salads etc. I decided to make my own, and of course I chose the quick and easy method. The one that involves vinegar and a refrigerator. I added sugar, because you know… sweet + sour = yum.
I’ve used courgettes (zucchini) as well as cucumbers, because I thought they might be nice. They are. And I made beautiful curly noodles out of them with my cool Spiralizer (available for purchase if you live in Greece). Aren’t they just the prettiest? Just think of that hot dog with these babies lying on top! Finally, the pickling juice has been perked up with some ginger, turmeric, cumin, mustard seeds and pepper corns. Try them with burgers, hot dogs or – my favourite – in sandwiches such as ham or turkey and cheese, cream cheese, tuna, or egg and mayo. You know how these are sometimes referred to as bread and butter pickles? Well, I actually think I could eat them with just bread and butter.