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Mezze: Spicy-Garlicky Pickles

I. Love. Pickles. It’s true. Pickles are my favorite salty, fresh, crunchy treat. They are perfect just eaten alone. And they bring a veggie burger to a whole new level of delicious. Spicy dills are the best to my taste buds, but I don’t discriminate.  I love them all. My only trouble with pickles is that I can’t keep them in the fridge for very long. A jar might last a week, tops. Taking my pickle situation into my own hands, I had to learn how to make refrigerator pickles. They taste great after only a short soak in their brine.  —jacque

Ingredients

2 cucumbers (the firmer, the better)

2 cups water

1 3/4 c. white vinegar

1 1/2 cups fresh dill, chopped

1/2 cup onion, finely chopped

2 cloves garlic, finely chopped

1 1/2 tablespoons sea salt

1 tablespoon mustard seed

1/2 tablespoon tumeric

1/2 tablespoon red pepper flakes

dash o’ sugar

Directions

1. Slice your cucumbers into the pickle shape you like best (1/4-inch thick rounds are my favorite).

2. In a large glass mixing bowl, combine cukes, water, vinegar, dill, garlic, onion, salt, sugar and other spices. Mix everything well so that the cucumbers are all nicely coated in the pickling mixture.

3. Let mix stand at room temperature for about 2 hours.

4. Move cucumbers into mason jar and then ladle in the remaining to fill the jar to the top.

5. Seal jar tight, take a picture and stick your pickles in the fridge.

These pickles are best if first eaten after 10 days of refrigeration. Make sure to enjoy them within a month.

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2 comments on “Mezze: Spicy-Garlicky Pickles

  1. buildingmybento
    November 2, 2012

    Pickles complement mezze quite well, but indeed are good enough as a snack in their own right. Pop a few carrots and turnips into a taboon filled with falafel; enjoy cheese pupusas with curtido; use chopsticks to add ginger and onions to a Japanese curry dish- all over the world, good varieties of pickles can be found!

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This entry was posted on October 1, 2012 by in Appetizers/Dips, Mezze, Salads and tagged , , , .

About Jacque & Jaime

Jaime and Jacque are two gals who discovered a mutual passion for Mediterranean flavors and ingredients and never turned back. They started Mezze & Dolce to share this love, their recipes, and their inspirations with the world. Follow them at www.mezzeanddolce.com.

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