This is my mom's recipe for delicious, easy-to-make pickles that are sweet and sour! They're not conventional pickles, but taste like them. Use any substitute like sliced carrots, (daikon) radish, or even fruit!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
additional:
9 hrs 30 mins
total:
9 hrs 40 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place cucumber slices into a colander in the sink and lightly sprinkle with salt, tossing to coat. Allow cucumber to drain for 30 minutes. Gently shake the colander to remove any excess liquid and transfer cucumber to a large bowl. Stir in rice vinegar and honey, making sure to coat each cucumber slice evenly. Cover and refrigerate overnight. Toss cucumber and return to the refrigerator for an additional hour. Serve chilled.

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Nutrition Facts

58 calories; protein 0.5g 1% DV; carbohydrates 15.5g 5% DV; fat 0.1g; cholesterol 0mg; sodium 292.7mg 12% DV. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 4 stars
04/01/2011
3/29/11: I really debated whether to review or not especially since I plan to make these again as is but decided to add my two cents before making this again and let pple decide whether or not to ignore me. I adjusted the amount of rice vinegar up (to approx 1/4 c) and the amount of honey down (to 1 tbsp) and I felt that imparted the right amount of tart with sweet for myself. Bf however was not impressed so I'll make him the recipe as is. To be fair I'm not a sweet pickle fan--I'll eat them (I LOVE pickles) but I love dill--the more sour and tart the better. So I have to say I wouldn't like the recipe as is. Bf however may so I will make it again to see what he thinks. 3/30/11: I remade this dish adhering more closely to the recipe (I didn't measure--was too lazy). I felt they were too sweet for me but bf liked them. He said they weren't too tart for him. I think what people need to know is this: he LOVES bread and butter pickles and isn't a huge fan of vinegar. I think if you have similar tastes to bf you will like these. If you are more a dill pickle tart fan these won't do it for you. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/11/2010
These were ok but totally sweet and not sour at all. Read More
(8)
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Rating: 4 stars
04/01/2011
3/29/11: I really debated whether to review or not especially since I plan to make these again as is but decided to add my two cents before making this again and let pple decide whether or not to ignore me. I adjusted the amount of rice vinegar up (to approx 1/4 c) and the amount of honey down (to 1 tbsp) and I felt that imparted the right amount of tart with sweet for myself. Bf however was not impressed so I'll make him the recipe as is. To be fair I'm not a sweet pickle fan--I'll eat them (I LOVE pickles) but I love dill--the more sour and tart the better. So I have to say I wouldn't like the recipe as is. Bf however may so I will make it again to see what he thinks. 3/30/11: I remade this dish adhering more closely to the recipe (I didn't measure--was too lazy). I felt they were too sweet for me but bf liked them. He said they weren't too tart for him. I think what people need to know is this: he LOVES bread and butter pickles and isn't a huge fan of vinegar. I think if you have similar tastes to bf you will like these. If you are more a dill pickle tart fan these won't do it for you. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
(17)
Rating: 3 stars
01/11/2010
These were ok but totally sweet and not sour at all. Read More
(8)
Rating: 3 stars
10/26/2009
I tried some delicious cucumbers in a tasty vinaigrette at a Chinese buffet and was really hoping this was the recipe which it wasn't. Not much flavor. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/22/2015
These are really good and super quick. To me they're more sweet than sour - adjust the honey/vinegar mixture to your liking. Read More
(1)
Rating: 4 stars
11/19/2017
Delicious and easy sweet pickles! Read More
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