Easy Microwaved Pickles

Easy Microwaved Pickles

You can make pickles in no time at all in the microwave. Try this recipe with vegetables of your choice.


〇 Vinegar
133 ml
〇 Water
67 ml
〇 Sugar (or brown sugar)
5 tablespoons (45 g)
〇 Salt
2 teaspoons
〇 Black pepper
10 grains
〇 Bay leaves
〇 Chilli peppers
Thinly sliced ginger
1 knob
Cucumber, daikon radish, carrot, onion, celery, etc.


1. Put the seasonings marked 〇 into a heatproof container and microwave at 500 W for 3 minutes. It's done when the sugar has dissolved.
2. Put the vegetables into the warmed seasonings. There's no need to rub them with salt. Microwave for 5 minutes. Adjust the time to suit the amount of vegetables that you are using.
3. Mix everything together, and transfer it to a storage container. When it has cooled down, put it in the fridge. It's ready to eat after 2-3 hours.
4. I've been making this with red bell pepper lately. It's sweet, sour and delicious.

Story Behind this Recipe

It's too much trouble for me to rub the vegetables with salt and wait hours until they are ready, so I just used the microwave.