Microwave Bread and Butter Pickles

Microwave Bread and Butter Pickles

Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 30 mins


  • 1 large cucumber slice in spears
  • 1 red onion sliced thin
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup white vinegar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1/4 tsp celery seed
  • 1/4 tsp ground turmeric


  • In a medium microwave-safe bowl combine all ingredients but cucumber and onion.  Mix until sugar dissolves.  You may have to warm in microwave for about 30 seconds.
  • Add sliced cucumbers and onions.
  • Microwave for about 3 mins, and stir.
  • Microwave for another 3.33 mins.  
  • The cucumbers should be tender and onions translucent.
  • Let cool, then transfer to containers with lids.  
  • Chill in the refrigerator until serving.  


These do not taste good until they have cooled.  So, don't be disappointed if you sneak a taste and they don't taste very good at first.
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