July Recipes

Pickled Cucumbers and Shallots

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Glass jar of pickled cucumbers and shallots
Hands On:
20 minutes
Total Time:
200 minutes


  • 1 ½ English cucumber, thinly sliced
  • 3 shallots, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup Hy-Vee white distilled vinegar
  • 1 tbsp Hy-Vee granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp pickling salt
  • 1 tbsp dill seeds
  • 7 fresh dill sprigs
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Fill a quart jar with cucumbers and shallots; set aside.
Combine water, vinegar, sugar, and salt in a small saucepan. Add dill seed and dill sprigs. Bring mixture to a boil, stirring to dissolve salt and sugar.
Pour hot brine over cucumbers and shallots. Cool to room temperature. Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours before serving or store in the refrigerator up to 2 weeks.

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