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Pickled Cucumber Recipe

Written By cut hayatul wardhani on Monday, 10 August 2015 | 19:29

Pickled cucumber - is the kind of preserved food that uses vinegar and salt water. Usually made pickles are cucumbers, peppers, onions, tomatoes, and so on. Pickles are generally served as a complementary dish, eaten with the main course. Various regions of the world have their own variants of pickles.

Pickles birth starts from the intention of preserving food. The food preserving tradition at the start of the Tigris valley in 2030 BC, when it was brought cucumbers from India for pickles. But according to tradition Archaeological pickling already started since ancient Mesopotamia, around 2400 BC. Cucumber even called it twice in the book of Hebrews. Through several studies later on remains out that the history of the use of pickle already begun around 3000 dates in West Asia, extending to Egypt and Greece.

Fresh cucumber pickle is also a complementary foods made from vinegar, sliced ​​cucumber, carrot, onion, and red pepper. usually pickled in its consumption as a side dish.

besides it pickles are also one of the healthy food, here are some healthy benefits of eating pickles for the health of our bodies:

1. Low calorie
Besides not contain cholesterol, pickles are also low in calories. But not only that, pickled thinking about a distinctive flavor and can be used in various dishes. For example, we add pickles in salads, sandwiches, and various other types of dishes. In order to taste more delicious, we can also add the sauce to the pickles.

2. Many nutrients
High fiber content in cucumber will not disappear just because the fermentation processed. Additionally, pickles also contain very small amounts of vitamins needed by the body, such as vitamins C and K along with potassium. Not quite up on the site alone, contained in a pickle also a good source of iron.

3. Containing sodium
Pickles containing sodium is very high. With the high sodium in pickles, pickled consume excessive then it is not recommended. We can add chopped pickles in pasta or salad as a substitute for sodium.

4 Containing antioxidant properties
Pickled very well taken because it is useful for our health. This is because the pickles have a very beneficial antioxidants which attack the molecules that cause cell damage that leads to heart disease, cancer, and other diseases.

after knowing the background and some of the benefits for health. The following is how to make pickled cucumbers:

Pickled Cucumber Recipe
Pickled Cucumber Recipe

Ingredients Cucumber Pickles 

  • 1 kg of fresh cucumber
  • 2 carrots (peeled and cleaned)
  • 3 spring onions
  • 1 cloves of garlic
  • 1 tsp fine salt
  • 2 tablespoons vinegar eat
  • 3 red chilies (can also use cayenne pepper)
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar

How to Make Fresh Cucumber Pickles

  1. Discard the tip of cucumber, then cut into matchsticks with a rather large size.
  2. Subsequently cut carrots with the same shape as the cucumber slices, and subsequent thinly sliced ​​garlic, red, and red pepper.
  3. After it boiled all the material that has been cut earlier until slightly cooked, then remove and drain.
  4. Next add the vinegar, sugar, and salt. Mix well.
  5. Serve pickled cucumber in a bowl as a complement to the dish.
  6. Good luck yourself this Fresh Cucumber Pickles at home, guaranteed to add to taste your dish from the main menu. And if one day there, the family must ask because it is addictive.

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