This sweet–sour cucumber pickle is good enough to eat on its own with bread and butter. It is just the thing to have handy to add last-minute zest to a meal.
Put the sliced cucumbers with the onions and salt in a large bowl. Mix together well and allow to stand for 3 hours. Drain and rinse well under cold water and drain again.
Bring all the other ingredients to the boil in a large pan and then add the cucumbers and onions. Reduce the heat and bring just to a simmer, cooking for 2 minutes. Do not allow it to boil or the finished pickles will