Cucumbers for the winter without sterilization

A surprising product is cucumbers. They are so much good, they are low-calorie, you can cook many different dishes from them. They are well combined with other products. In addition, unpretentious in growing. In a season there are pennies. Therefore, it is so important to seize the moment and prepare delicious crispy cucumbers for the winter without sterilization. This is the way that is so fond of experienced culinary experts.

Preparation of products

  1. Preparation of products
  2. Preparation of cucumbers without sterilization
    • Marinating
    • With citric acid
    • Quilling
    • Salting
    • Salad with cucumbers
  3. Secrets and features of preserving
  4. Storage

Preparing products

Sturdy, ripe fruits are selected for harvesting. It is desirable with a dark green color and pimples. It is recommended to take copies of the same size.

Cucumbers are washed and placed in a cup. Fill with ice water. So they should stand for 2-3 hours. Periodically, the water should be changed to a colder one. This procedure is the key to successful conservation.

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Pickle varieties are used for pickling. For salads - special salad. Tails from the fruit can be removed or left.

Piquancy dish and a delicious aroma will add a variety of additives:

  • fresh greens, especially dill;
  • stalks of celery;
  • horseradish root;
  • green leaves of currant, cherry, oak;
  • laurel sheet;
  • mustard in beans;
  • cloves of garlic;
  • carnation;
  • tarragon, cinnamon and bell pepper.

Green cucumbers can share a neighborhood in a jar and with other vegetables: tomatoes, carrots, sweet peppers. They perfectly match with many products and only benefit from such a company.

Methods of harvesting cucumbers without sterilization

The method of harvesting cucumbers for the winter without sterilization is good because it is simple and fast. Nobody wants to mess around in the kitchen all day. But for the product to turn out to be really high quality and stayed up until the next season, you need to follow certain rules about which you will learn below.


A common method of harvesting cucumbers for the winter - pickling is a proven method, in which the product is always delicious and aromatic.

  1. Selected fruit should be soaked for about two hours in ice water.
  2. Prepare packagings. Banks and lids must certainly be sterilized. You can do this in the oven, in the microwave or on the kettle.
  3. Put dill sprigs, cherry or currant leaves on the bottom of the jars, peeled garlic cloves.
  4. Then send them cucumbers, folding them tightly, but neatly.
  5. You can also add peppercorns, horseradish leaves.
  6. In a jar filled with vegetables, you need to pour boiled water. Leave to stand for 7-8 minutes and pour back into the saucepan. Boil. Pour again the boiling water, add the vinegar( 2-3 tablespoons 9% -th to a 3-liter jar).
  7. Roll up the covers, put the cans upside down. Be sure to cover the container with a warm blanket. So the process of pasteurization will be better.

With citric acid

Instead of vinegar, you can use citric acid as a preservative. Cucumbers on this recipe are tasty and spicy.

  1. In the sterilized cans to lay dill greens, garlic and other loose spices to your taste.
  2. Vertically put cucumbers in a container. You can cut off their tips on both sides.
  3. Pour contents with boiling water, leave for 10 minutes.
  4. Then pour the water into a saucepan. Prepare the brine by adding sugar and salt to the water. Boil it off. Pour back into the glass container.
  5. Add 3-4 grams of citric acid directly to the jar. Tuck the lids.
  6. Tara will need to shake a little from side to side, so that the acid is completely dissolved. At first the pickle will be unclear, but after cooling it will become transparent.
  7. Turn over the can, wrap it and allow it to cool. After storage in a cool room.


Only special salted cucumber varieties are suitable for souring. Salads will not keep in shape and turn into porridge.

  1. First you need to make a brine. It does not need to be boiled, but simply dissolve the salt in the water. Ingredients take in the proportion: 2 tablespoons of salt per liter of water.
  2. Cucumbers sprinkled with spices and herbs can be placed in any convenient container, pour them with brine. Hold for 3 days at room temperature.
  3. Then the brine must be drained and filtered. Add the supplements.
  4. Cucumbers should be washed and spread over clean sterilized jars. Lay a new portion of greens and other ingredients. Pour contents with boiling water. Leave for a quarter of an hour. Then drain the liquid into a saucepan, boil for another 5 minutes and finally pour into cans. Tighten the covers, send the container to cool.

This option of harvesting vegetables is suitable for those who do not like vinegar or to whom it is contraindicated.

Sour cucumbers can be safely used as a snack with any meat and fish dishes. They will become an indispensable ingredient for "Olivier" and "Vinaigrette".Without them, no rassolnik or solyanka.


Salting allows you to save the benefits of the product for a long time. Salted cucumbers are a favorite treat for many. They are great for fried potatoes. They can also become a component of a salad or first course.

  1. Pre-pour selected cucumbers with very cold water. To sustain 2 hours.
  2. In the jar you need to put the sprigs of dill, garlic cloves and bell pepper. Add a leaf of a currant or a cherry.
  3. Then you can lay cucumbers. In the middle of the jar, you must again make a layer of spices and herbs. Then place the vegetables to the very neck.
  4. From the top should be the leaves of currant, horseradish and dill.
  5. Pour cold clean water into the jar. To fall asleep salt. It is taken from the calculation of 3 tablespoons per 3-liter jar.
  6. Cover the blanks with a cloth or lid to prevent dust from entering. Leaves for three days.
  7. Pen, which appears on the neck of the jar, you need to carefully collect each day with a spoon.
  8. When the process of salting is completely completed, the foam will cease to stand out. The brine will become clean.
  9. To keep cucumbers all winter and even longer, the brine must be boiled. To do this, a special cap nylon with holes is put on the jar. Drain the liquid into a saucepan and bring it to a boil. Then send back to the container.
  10. Roll up the covers and allow to cool, turning the jar over.

Salad with cucumbers

There are special salad varieties of cucumbers, that's what they should be used for cooking. It turns out quite an independent delicacy, which is perfectly combined with meat, fish and potatoes.

  1. Cucumbers cut into rings.
  2. Bulgarian peppers, garlic and tomatoes need to be ground on a meat grinder or blender.
  3. In a convenient cup, mix all the ingredients.
  4. Add salt, sugar and vegetable oil.
  5. Tare with the contents put on fire, bring to a boil. Cook for 15-20 minutes. Then add a tablespoon of vinegar and simmer for another 5 minutes.
  6. After the salad is spread on jars.

Secrets and features of preserving

  • Water used for harvesting cucumbers for the winter must be clean and of high quality. It is possible to choose a filter tube or from a filter.
  • Cucumbers with dark green pimples are more crispy.
  • To make the dish excellent, the fruits must be soaked in cold water before cooking.
  • And most importantly - you need to taste the product. If the cucumbers are bitter, they will spoil the dish and it will be impossible to fix it.
  • When adding vodka to marinade, you can achieve the longest preservation of the finished product.

Storage conditions

The first time after preparation of the workpiece, it is necessary that the container cool down at room temperature. And it needs to be turned upside down and covered with something warm. Wait until the product has cooled and taken to a cool and dark place. In such conditions, cucumbers will stand up to a year.

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