Quick and Spicy Asian Cucumber Pickles Recipe

A few weeks ago I was super proud of my daughter who came home from Farmers Market and told me someone had the cucumbers labeled ‘Pickle’. Cucumbers aren’t pickles until you process them of course.  In today’s post I share one of my favorite recipes this time of year when the cucumbers are abundant in my home garden and farmers market. This recipe is super healthy and you can add a bit of a kick to it by throwing in a hot pepper from the garden as well. The really great thing about Quick and Spicy Asian Cucumber Pickles Recipe is you don’t have to wait weeks like traditional pickles to enjoy!

Quick and Spicy Asian Cucumber Pickles Recipe

pickle plate to enjoy

The recipe is easy because ingredients are common in most kitchen cabinets year-round.  During the summer months, it is super important to stock up on vinegar to quickly process many veggies like cucumbers.

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Quick and Spicy Asian Cucumber Pickles Recipe

Quick and Spicy Asian Cucumber Pickles Recipe

Ingredients

  • 3 cucumber sliced thin
  • 1 small white onion sliced thin
  • 1/2 cup rice wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon of stevia herb muddled
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1small thai pepper chopped
  • roasted sesame seeds optional garnish

Instructions

  1. Muddle about 1/2 cup of stevia leaves in 1/8 cup of rice vinegar / strain
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together vinegar, stevia juice and sesame oil
  3. Add cucumbers, onions and pepper to large canning jar. Put lid on and shake well.
  4. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before sprinkling with roasted sesame seeds and serving.

This recipe was shared with me years ago and I’ve changed it by adding a few extras. Thank you Bari Clark in Orlando Florida for inspiring me! 

In The Kitchen

Fresh from the garden and prepared in the kitchen.  Today’s recipe will make your mouth water and your heart sing.

quick and spicy asian pickles
Fresh Veggies From The garden

Sweeting Stevia

Stevia leaf – for sweetness in pickles

I’m trialing a new variety of Stevia called SweetTang. I’m excited to use this in my recipe for sweetness.  Did you know stevia is totally all-natural and has ZERO calories?  I muddled it with some rice vinegar instead of using sugar in today’s recipe.

 

I brought this plant home with me from the Cultivate 2017 show from the awesome folks at Hort Couture.  I hope to winter this over in my geodesic bio dome so I can enjoy this all winter long.

Quick and Spicy Asian Cucumber Pickles Together

In the kitchen… I hope you enjoy these images of the recipe being put together.

UPDATE: there will be more Quick and Spicy Asian Cucumber Pickles year-round because the stevia wintered over in the dome PERFECT! 

Let’s Connect

I can’t wait to hear if you added the stevia to this recipe like I did.  Don’t forget to send comments my way about the Quick and Spicy Asian Cucumber Pickles Recipe. Share a comment below and always be sure to share my post on social media where I will find you at @BrenHaas

Happy Pickle Making,

Bren Haas

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