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green glass jar filled with 3 Ingredient Charleston Flash Pickles sitting on a white counter with a lid

3 Ingredient Charleston Flash Pickles

3 Ingredient Charleston Flash Pickles compliment sweet barbecue and grilled foods with their mildly sweet, partially sour flavor.
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Resting Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: 3 ingredient recipe, barbecue side dish, cucumber, easy, flash pickled, grill sides, homemade pickles, no canning, pickles, quick pickles, same day
Servings: 12 servings approximately
Cost: $0.17 per serving

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  • large jar with lid
  • whisk


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    Ingredients for 3 Ingredient Charleston Flash Pickles

    • 1 English cucumber sliced into 1/4-inch rounds
    • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
    • 6 tablespoons distilled white vinegar preferably with 5% acidity
    • 9 tablespoons tap water


    The Method

    • Fill a jar with 1 sliced cucumber. Mix 3 tablespoons of white sugar, 6 tablespoons distilled white vinegar, and 9 tablespoons of water in separate bowl. Whisk to dissolve sugar completely. Once the sugar is dissolved, pour over the cucumber slices. Gently rock back and forth to allow any trapped air bubbles to escape. Allow to sit, lid on, at room temperature and stir after 1 hour. Pickles will be ready, however are crisper and more delicious after several hours to an overnight refrigeration period.

    Please note that the nutrition information provided above is approximate and meant as a guideline only.