Quick Pickles


4-6 medium cucumbers (or carrots)

For the brine:
1 cup vinegar (white, apple, rice, or mixture)
1 cup water
1/2 tablespoon salt
1 tablespoon sugar or honey (optional)
Pinch each of spices and herbs (dill, dill seed, garlic, peppercorn,
celery seed, chili flakes, etc.)

Time: 45 minutes

This recipe is a perfect way to show kids how to make a deli favorite right in the classroom!


  1. Slice cucumbers into thin rounds and place in jar or bowl.
  2. Add brine ingredients to saucepan and bring to boil. Stir occasionally to help dissolve salt and sugar.
  3. Add brine to cucumbers. Let sit for at least 25 minutes before munching. The longer the cucumbers are in the brine, the stronger the flavors.