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Quick Pickles

Zesty homemade pickles for your burger

If you’re opting for burgers, elevate your menu with flavorful accompaniments like zesty homemade pickles.

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 5 minutes

Yield: 1 1/2 cups

1/2       cup white vinegar

2          teaspoons sugar

1          teaspoon mustard seed

1          teaspoon salt

1          clove garlic, crushed

1/2       teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional)

1          teaspoon dried dill, chopped, or 2 tablespoons fresh dill leaves

1          bay leaf

4          cucumbers, cut into angled 1-inch slices

Heat small saucepan over medium high heat. Add vinegar, sugar, mustard seed, salt, garlic and red pepper flakes, if desired; cook until mixture begins to simmer and sugar dissolves. Remove from heat.

In heat-proof bowl, toss dill, bay leaf and sliced cucumbers. Pour simmering liquid over cucumbers and stir to evenly coat. Cool to room temperature or chill before serving.

Note: Pickles may be made up to 3 days in advance. Refrigerate in covered non-reactive container.

Content Courtesy of Family Features. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

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