Discover the Perfect Spicy Pickled Cucumber Recipe! - ๐Ÿฅ’ Unleash the Spice!

Let's dive right into the spicy pickled cucumber recipe. The ingredients you'll need are:

  • Fresh cucumbers
  • Garlic cloves
  • Fresh dill
  • Distilled white vinegar
  • Water
  • Kosher salt
  • Red pepper flakes
  • Sugar (optional)

The exact measurements can vary based on personal taste, but a good starting point is 2 pounds of cucumbers, 4 cloves of garlic, 2 tablespoons of dill, 2 cups each of vinegar and water, 2 tablespoons of kosher salt, 1 tablespoon of red pepper flakes, and 1 teaspoon of sugar.

Spicy Pickled Cucumber Recipe

You will need:

  • fresh cucumbers2 pounds of fresh cucumbers
  • garlic cloves4 cloves of garlic
  • dill2 tablespoons of dill
  • vinegar2 cups of vinegar
  • water2 cups of water
  • kosher salt2 tablespoons of kosher salt
  • red pepper flakes1 tablespoon of red pepper flakes
  • sugar1 teaspoon of sugar (optional)


  1. Start by washing the cucumbers thoroughly.
  2. Peel and crush the garlic cloves.
  3. In a pot, combine the vinegar, water, kosher salt, red pepper flakes, and sugar. Bring to a boil.
  4. Once boiling, remove the pot from the heat and add the crushed garlic and dill.
  5. Place the cucumbers in a jar and pour the hot mixture over them.
  6. Seal the jar and let it cool at room temperature.
  7. Once cooled, refrigerate the jar. The cucumbers should be ready to eat after 24 hours.


Feel free to adjust the amount of red pepper flakes and sugar to suit your taste. The cucumbers can be stored in the refrigerator for up to a month.

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Now that you have your ingredients, you might wonder about the process of pickling these cucumbers. You can refer to my homemade pickling guide for detailed instructions.

Despite the simplicity of the ingredients, the magic of pickling cucumbers lies in the process. The vinegar, salt, and optional sugar work together to create a brine that preserves the cucumbers and develops their flavor over time. The garlic, dill, and red pepper flakes infuse the cucumbers with a spicy, tangy taste.

It's important to note that the size and type of cucumbers you use can affect the final product. For the best results, choose small to medium cucumbers that are specifically labeled for pickling. These have a thinner skin and less water content, resulting in a crispier pickle. More tips can be found in my article on pickling cucumbers tips.

Now that we've gathered all the ingredients, let's see how the magic happens. Here's a video by 'Extreme Food Reviews' that will guide you through the process of making spicy pickled cucumbers:

Now that you've seen the process, remember that the joy of making spicy pickled cucumbers is in the ability to adjust and customize the recipe to your liking. Feel free to experiment with the amount of spice or the type of vinegar used to create a pickle that suits your taste buds perfectly.

When it comes to spicy pickled cucumber recipes, one of the joys is the ability to customize the recipe to your liking. For example, if you prefer a sweeter pickle, you can add more sugar. If you want a tangier pickle, increase the amount of vinegar. And if you're a fan of heat, don't hold back on the red pepper flakes!

I hope this information has been helpful. Happy pickling!

Spicy Pickled Cucumber Quiz

Test your knowledge on the spicy pickled cucumber recipe and the process of pickling!

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Remember, pickling is not just limited to cucumbers. There are many other fruits and vegetables that can be pickled. Check out my FAQ on what other fruits and vegetables can be pickled for some inspiration.

Finally, while this recipe uses a vinegar-based brine, you might also be interested in fermented pickles, which are made using a saltwater brine and rely on natural fermentation. You can find more information on this in my FAQ on fermented pickles.

What's your favorite type of pickle?

Pickling isn't just for cucumbers! We'd love to know what your favorite pickled vegetable or fruit is. Share your pickling preference below.

Frieda Goodwin
Pickling, Nutrition, Fitness, Teaching

Frieda Goodwin is a professional nutritionist with a passion for pickling. She is an advocate for the health benefits of pickled foods and takes delight in crafting recipes that are as nutritious as they are delicious. Frieda finds joy in educating others about the art of pickling and ways to incorporate these foods into a well-rounded diet.