Wild Cucumber Pickles

Wild cucumbers are also known as creeping cucumbers or Mexican watermelon cucumbers.


makes one large jar

1 1/2 cups white vine vinegar
1 cup water
5 tablespoons sugar
1 1/2 tablespoons salt
1 tablespoon mustard seeds
1 teaspoon whole peppercorns
2-3 cups wild cucumbers, cut in half
2 shallots, peeled and thinly sliced
fresh dill, lots

  1. In a saucepan bring vinegar, water, sugar, salt, mustard and pepper to a boil.
  2. Let it simmer for 2 minutes. Cool.
  3. Place cucumbers, shallots and dill in a clean glass jar and pour over the brine.
  4. Place a lid on top and place in the fridge.
  5. Ready to eat after 24 hours, should be eaten within a week.


Photography by
Paul “Sweet Paul” Lowe