• Lemon Cucumber Pickles! Posted on August 10, 2013


    Lemon Cucumber Pickles! Let me introduce you to a lesser-known cucumber, but an oh-so-tasty one: The Lemon Cucumber.

    We've planted cucumbers in our garden each year since I was a kid and my Mom has always made fresh pickled cucumbers every summer for our family. Over the last several years we've planted a heirloom cucumber variety called Lemon Cucumbers. These cucumbers are round and are about the size of a baseball. Despite the name, Lemon Cucumbers don't taste like lemons, but can take on a yellow coloring that is similar to the yellow of a lemon. As you can see from the picture, there is a slight yellow hue, but to me they are more of a light green. Also, they taste very much like other cucumber varieties, and for a bonus, they are crunchier, which I love and they taste delicious, especially when pickled.

    Quick & Easy Cucumber Pickles

    Lemon Cucumbers
    (or any variety of your favorite cucumber)
    Walla Walla Onions (these are a milder onion with a sweeter flavor, but yellow onions will also work)
    2 parts vinegar
    1 part water

    1) Peel and slice cucumbers.
    2) Peel and thinly slice onion (keep them in a circle shape, not chopped).
    3) Put cucumber-onion mixture into bowl or jar (large enough that the vegetables are immersed when liquids are added).
    4) Add vinegar and water (adjust to taste; if it's too sharp, add more water).
    5) Cover bowl/jar and refrigerate at least 1 hour, before serving.

    *Eat as a snack, with a meal or add to your favorite summer garden salad.

    for more go to: http://jilliciousdiscoveries.blogspot.com/search/label/lemon%20cucumber

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