What’s summer without cucumbers? And what’re cucumbers without pickles? Yes, it’s time to make your own pickles. In this recipe, I am transforming two summer vegetables. Cucumbers and carrots.

#SpoonTip: It’s best to use Kirby cucumbers when making pickles. For the pickling spices, you can often find different blends of spices already combined for pickling.

Pickled Cucumbers and Carrots

  • Prep Time:5 minutes
  • Cook Time:10 minutes
  • Total Time:15 minutes + 48 hours
  • Servings:4
  • Easy


  • 1 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 2 cup water
  • 3 cucumbers
  • 1 bunch carrots
  • 2 tablespoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoon pickling spices (I chose a mixture of celery seed, coriander, mustard seed, allspice, dill seed, cloves, chilli pepper, and bay leaves)
Photo by Jake Popescu
  • Step 1

    Combine vinegar, water, and salt in a small saucepan.

  • Step 2

    Let cook for 5-10 minutes stirring occasionally.

  • Step 3

    Slice cucumbers and carrots and place into a container or mason jar. Add pepper and pickling spices in as well.

  • Step 4

    Pour the vinegar mixture into the container and let sit in the refrigerator for at least 48 hours.

    Photo by Jake Popescu