Lena's Perfect (refrigerator) Pickles
Lena's Perfect (Refrigerator) Pickles

1 Tablespoon Lena's Perfect Pickles 
2 cups White Vinegar 
1/2 cup Apple Cider Vinegar 
1/4 cup Rice Vinegar 
1 cup white sugar (you can also omit if you don't like sweet, or choose an alternative sweetener if you are trying to avoid sugar) 
Approx. 3 cups cucumber slices (we used the smaller, pickling cukes) 
1 white onion, medium, sliced (We have also used red or sweet) 
1/2 Jalapeno cut into small pieces (you may omit if you prefer no heat) 

Combine vinegars (you can really use whichever vinegars you like, I prefer a little variety), sugar and Lena's Perfect Pickles spice in a medium saucepan. Heat over medium until sugar is completely dissolved. 
Meanwhile, combine cucumbers, onion, and jalapeno (if desired) in a glass bowl, toss together. Pour vinegar mixture over cucumber mixture. Mix gently. 

Allow to cool, then transfer to a storage container, we use Ball jars. 

Place in refrigerator. May be stored for several weeks, but they rarely last that long! 

Please note, this is an easy recipe that can be adjusted for your taste. I do not use salt, but it can certainly be added. I also like a little spicy, be careful if adding too much jalapeno.  

We also enjoy this with red onions, zucchini, asparagus. You may also wish to reduce or eliminate the sugar as this pickle as is is kind of sweet and sour.


Fred Tovich

Date 7/10/2014

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