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Fresh Pickles: Tart, Garlicky Delight

Fresh Pickles: Tart, Garlicky Delight

With the perfect level of tart and garlic, your tastebuds will be very happy when they try these pickled cucumbers.
By SriVani Ganti

You know what’s wonderful about a CSA, you get all sorts of delightful vegetables that can lead to even more delightful meals throughout the week. This past week, we got cucumbers. Small, bumpy, kelly green, perfect for pickling cucumbers. Now since I’m bored at home, anxiously waiting to move down to Virginia, I thought I should try my hand at pickling cucumbers. I do love me some pickles. I remember I was sharing a sandwich with my sister and she at the pickle spear. It made me pretty sad, if only I have my own homemade pickles on hand. Oh wait….now I do…

After trying them; talk about a flavor explosion in your mouth! With the perfect level of tart and garlic, your tastebuds will be very happy. Eat these within 10 days, they aren’t exactly meant to stay on the self forever like regular pickles. Also stick them in the fridge once you’ve tried them for the first time!

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Fresh Pickles: Tart, Garlicky Delight

  • Author: SriVani Ganti
  • Total Time: 4 hours 10 minutes


  • 2 pickling cucumbers, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 tbs coriander seeds
  • 1/2 tbs fennel seeds
  • 3 garlic cloves, roughly chopped
  • 1 pt. apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tbs salt
  • 1/2 tbs black pepper


  1. In a large pot, boil water. Once a rapid boil starts, put in a mason jar and lid in the water. Let it boil for 30 seconds to a minute. Remove, set aside and let dry.
  2. Thinly slice the cucumbers. Add the coriander, fennel, garlic, salt and pepper to the jar. Then add the cucumber slices.
  3. Cover the cucumber slices with the vinegar. Securely fasten the lid.
  4. Let the cucumbers marinade for at least 4 hours before eating. Shake the lid periodically to mix the flavors
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 4 hours
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