Cucumber Spears with Dill

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Preparation info

  • Serves

    4 to 6

    • Difficulty

      Easy

Appears in

One Good Dish

By David Tanis

Published 2013

  • About

I discovered the method for these salady spears quite accidentally one day when I was preparing traditional fermented dill pickles. I happened to nibble on a cucumber spear only an hour after the seasoning went on. To my surprise, it already tasted really good in its not-quite-pickled state. Now if I want something pickle-like in a hurry, I make these. It’s simple: just cucumbers, garlic, salt, red pepper flakes, vinegar (sometimes a bit of lime juice too), and herbs.

These cucumbers are crisp and neither too salty nor too acidic. Good for a snack, or on a relish plate, they’re really a step up from “crudités.” Make a batch, eat them an hour later or the next day.

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