Willy’s Quick and Easy Pickle Recipe


Pickling is the process of preserving food by either fermentation in brine or immersion in vinegar. The pickling procedure creates a delicious and refreshing tangy taste.  You can pickle a variety of vegetables, from courgettes to beetroot, from onions to cabbage… the options are endless!

Prep time: 10 mins


  • 120ml Willy’s Organic Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 40ml water
  • 1 cucumber
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1⁄2 fresh red chilli (or chilli flakes)
  • 1 tsp black mustard seeds
  • 1 preserving jar


1. Heat the vinegar, water, salt and honey on a medium heat until the honey has dissolved.

2. Meanwhile, slice the cucumber in half to shorten and then slice lengthways to the thickness of a pound coin.

3. De-seed and thinly slice the chilli lengthways and thinly slice the garlic cloves.

4. Add the cucumber, chilli and garlic along with the mustard seeds to a pre-sterilised jar.

5. Add the vinegar liquid to cover the cucumber sticks (add extra vinegar if necessary).

6. Cool before storing in the fridge.

The pickle should keep for about a week.

Thanks to Karen for this beautiful photography. Check out her Instagram here!

Easy pickle recipe