How to Make Sweet and Sour Cucumbers? Many options

Sweet and Sour Cucumbers

Cucumbers are a delicious vegetable. You can eat these raw or prepared. In this blog, we will discuss how to make sweet and sour cucumbers. This can be spicy, with pepper or chili flakes, or with a little mustard. ‘How to make sweet and sour cucumbers’ is a good question! 

Peel the cucumber and cut it in half lengthwise. Scrape away the seeds and cut the cucumber into slices. Add oil, a dash of vinegar, mustard, and sugar. Stir this into a sweet and sour sauce. Stir the sauce through the now sweet and sour cucumbers. 

I often buy several cucumbers, I then use one and keep the other because you can keep cucumbers fresh for a long time. Check out our blog ‘ How to Store Cucumbers‘.

Sweet and sour cucumbers Indonesian

To make delicious sweet and sour Indonesian cucumber you need a number of ingredients.  

To make delicious sweet and sour Indonesian cucumber you need a number of ingredients.  

  • 1 cucumber 
  • 2 tablespoon (sesame) oil 
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice or vinegar 
  • 1 teaspoon sambal 
  • A pinch of salt 
  • 1 tsp sugar 

How to make this sweet and sour cucumber: 

  1. Peel the cucumber thinly and cut it in half lengthwise. 
  2. Scrape away all the seeds with a teaspoon. 
  3. Cut the hollowed-out cucumber into slices and put them in a bowl. 
  4. Peel the red onion and cut it into small cubes. 
  5. Add the oil and lemon or vinegar to a small bowl and stir well. 
  6. Then add the teaspoon of sugar and stir well until the sugar has dissolved. 
  7. Add 1 tsp sambal and a pinch of salt. If you don’t like very spicy, sweet and sour cucumber, add half a teaspoon of sambal.
  8. Add cucumber and sweet and sour sauce together and stir well. Now you have sweet and sour cucumber! 

Enjoy your meal! 

Sweet and sour Cucumbers Surinamese

To make sweet and sour cucumbers with Surinamese accents and flavors you need the following ingredients: 

  • 1 cucumber 
  • 1 red onion 
  • 200 ml vinegar 
  • 150ml water 
  • 6 allspice grains  
  • Possibly 1 Madame Jeanette 

To make Surinamese cucumber you can follow the following guidelines: 

  1. Peel the cucumber thinly and cut it in half lengthwise. 
  2. Scrape the seeds from the cucumber halves with a teaspoon. 
  3. Peel the red onion and cut it in half. Cut the red onion into cubes or strips. 
  4. Add the vinegar, water, sugar and allspice grains together in a bowl and stir well.  
  5. Place the onions and cucumber in the bowl and stir well. Keep it in the fridge while you’re not using it. Taste what you think of your homemade sweet and sour and season with what you are missing (salt, pepper).
  6. You can put the pepper, Madame Jeanette, through the sweet and sour cucumber. Keep in mind that this is (one of) the hottest peppers. Wash your hands after use! 

The longer the ‘Surinamese’ sweet and sour cucumber stays in the fridge, the more the herbs and seasonings soak into the cucumber, the tastier it becomes. To make a stash for a few days can be useful. You can eat sweet and sour cucumber as a snack or with other dishes. Nice and easy and nice and fresh! 

Enjoy your meal! 

Sweet and Sour Cucumbers Recipe

It doesn’t have to be all that complicated, of course. This sweet and sour cucumber is simple, quick to prepare, and very tasty!  

What you need for this recipe: 

  • 1 cucumber 
  • 2 tablespoon vinegar 
  • 6 tablespoon oil 
  • 2 teaspoons mustard 
  • 2 to 3 teaspoons Agave syrup or sugar 

How are you going to make this sweet and sour cucumber: 

  1. Peel the cucumber with a vegetable peeler. You can leave the peel on. (Then organic cucumber is better). 
  2. Cut the cucumber in half lengthwise and scrape the seeds from the cucumber halves with a teaspoon. 
  3. Cut the cucumber into slices and place in a bowl. 
  4. Combine the oil, vinegar and mustard in a small bowl and stir well. 
  5. Add agave syrup or sugar and stir well until the sugar has dissolved. 
  6. Taste! Would you like more agave syrup or sugar in the sauce? Add this now. Add this sauce to the cucumber and stir it in. Taste what you think. Add what you’re still missing, season it!  

Enjoy your meal! 

There are several ways to make sweet and sour cucumber. Here’s another recipe: 

Sweet and sour Cucumbers Chili sauce

A spicy sweet and sour cucumber can be made with chili sauce. A delicious spicy combination that is made this way: 

Sweet and sour Cucumber

What do you need for a spicy sweet and sour cucumber chili sauce: 

  • 1 cucumber 
  • 1 spring onion 
  • Chili sauce 4 tablespoons 
  • 1 tablespoon agave syrup or sugar 
  • 2 tablespoons vinegar 
  • Salt and pepper 

How to make this spicy cucumber: 

  1. Peel the cucumber (you can use an organic cucumber, you don’t have to peel it). 
  2. Cut the cucumber into thin slices.
  3. Cut off a piece of the green of the spring onion and throw it away. Cut the rest of the green into strips, towards the white. The green part has the most flavor! You can read all about spring onions in our blog ‘ How to Cut And Prepare Spring Onions? ‘.
  4. Combine the vinegar, chili sauce, agave and a pinch of salt and pepper and stir well.  
  5. Now add the cucumber and the chili sauce together and taste if you like it. Add what you lack in salt, pepper or chili sauce. 

Enjoy your meal! 

Sweet and sour Cucumbers Japanese

What do you need for this sweet and sour Japanese cucumber: 

  • 1 cucumber 
  • Rice vinegar 4 tablespoons 
  • Salt and pepper 
  • Sesame seeds as desired 
  • 1 tablespoon sugar or agave syrup 

Preparation method: 

  1. Wash the cucumber well.
  2. Now use a vegetable peeler to peel all thin strips of the cucumber from top to bottom. 
  3. Peel up to the seeds. Continue with the other side of the cucumber. Peel back down to the seeds. 
  4. Cut the cucumber strips in half lengthwise. You get strips of, say, 2 inches wide and a cucumber length long). 
  5. Mix the rice vinegar, sugar or agave and a pinch of salt and pepper together and taste what you think of this mixture. Add what you’re missing. 
  6. Pour the sauce over the cucumber strips and stir gently.  

Enjoy your meal! This is the last recipe. I hope you have made a choice and are enjoying cooking.

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