Do you have an abundance of cucumbers on your counter? Here are 10 ways to preserve cucumbers, so you can enjoy them all year long!
Ahh….the cucumber. One of my very favorite things to grow. And anyone who grows cucumbers knows that even just one plant can land you in cucumber overload.
So if you are looking for ways to preserve cucumbers- this is the place! Here are 10 delicious ways to preserve cucumbers so that none of that cucumber goodness goes to waste!
10 Delicious Ways to Preserve Cucumbers
If you are looking for ways to use fresh cucumbers check out this post: 30+ Fresh Ways to Use Cucumbers + How to Store Cucumbers!
Are you looking for something new and unique to do with your cucumber harvest? Why not preserve your cucumbers by making some cucumber jelly? It’s sweet and tangy and pairs great with savory meat dishes or a simple snack of cheese and crackers.
Get the recipe for Cucumber Jelly– includes directions on how to can it using a boiling water bath canner!
Another unique way to preserve your cucumbers is to make cucumber muffins (or bread). It’s reminiscent of zucchini bread and is tastes of cucumber and spice. These muffins freeze well for quick and easy breakfasts before school. Or to put in the lunch box to eat on your lunch break!
Get the recipe for Cucumber Muffins!
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These dehydrated cucumber chips are a simple and shelf-stable way to preserve cucumbers without canning. You can keep it simple with just a little salt or pepper. Or spice it up a little by mixing up different flavors.
Learn how to make Cucumber Chips!
Pickles are the go-to when it comes to preserving cucumbers. Pickles are also one of the easiest ways to preserve when you are a beginning canner. The easiest way to make a batch of dill pickles is to pick up a package of Mrs. Wages Dill Pickle Mix. Or try one of these recipes:
Blue Ribbon Amish Dill Pickles
Sweet Refrigerator Pickles
If you don’t feel like canning, you can preserve cucumbers quite easily by making easy refrigerator pickles. They are very quick to make, no prior experience needed. And best of all they still last nearly 2 months in the fridge!
Learn how to make Refrigerator Pickles!
Bread and Butter Pickles
Are you fond of the sweeter side of pickles? Bread and Butter Pickles may be just for you. Again- the easiest way to do this is to pick up Mrs. Wages Bread and Butter Pickle mix. Or you can give one of these recipes a try:
Granny’s Bread and Butter Pickles
Lacto-Fermented Bread and Butter Pickles
Want a fresh way to use cucumbers? Try cucumber water! Read all about the benefits of cucumber water and get 14 refreshing cucumber water combinations to try!
Cucumbers are full of nutrition and the juice captures most of that goodness. If you have a juicer, try sending your cucumbers- skins, seeds, and all- through. You can use the juice to make smoothies, in cucumber jelly, freeze ice cubes of it for a cucumber splash to your sparkling water.
Here are a couple ways to use up your cucumber juice:
Or simply add frozen cubes of cucumber juice to any of your favorite smoothie, slushie, or homemade juice mix!
Who doesn’t love a hot dog or bratwurst covered in relish? Pickle relish is a great way to preserve your cucumbers. It’s slightly sweet, acidic, and is the perfect addition to a fall cookout or barbeque.
Get the recipe for Cucumber Relish!
Tomatoes aren’t the only way to make salsa. Try out one of these recipes that let’s the cucumber take the stage:
Cucumber Salsa with Onions and Radishes
How about preserving cucumbers in a sweet and refreshing way? This Cucumber Sorbet from The Little Epicurean looks delicious! And a perfect way to cool off in the summer AND use up all those cucumbers.
There you have it- 10 ways of preserving cucumbers that should satisfy the needs of any home gardener! Which way is your favorite way to preserve cucumbers?
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Have you canned your cucumber salsa? I have many cucumbers to use. To many for one 2 cup recipe. Please help!
Was wondering too :) I have both cucumbers and mangoes to preserve somehow
Mango Jam is awesome.
Yes, it can be canned. Use the same procedure as regular canned salsa.
Does that mean the ratios of ingredients are ok for canning? Pressure Canning or Boiling water canning? Thanks in advance for any help!
I can never get a straight answer as to ” can slicing cucumbers be canned”. I always can pickling cucumbers, however the wrong cukes were transplanted, the varieties were mixed up when I purchased them. Or what can I do you suggestions will be greatly appreciated, Thanks!
I always can slicing cucumbers. If I am canning I do try to pick them on the smaller side, but they often get away from me. If I am making refrigerator pickles, I do those seeds and all. Spears and relish, I just remove the seeds and continue on as normal.
My sister-in-law freezes them. Slice very thin young cucumbers, salt, let drain, rinse and squeeze out the water then freeze in small bags for cucumber salad during the winter.
I’m looking for a way to preserve fresh cucumbers without pickling them. Have you ever tried the vinegar, water, oil mixture but rather than refrigerating, canning?
Can you can cucumber juice
Can you freeze cucumber juice, and how long can you keep it frozen?
Personally, I can’t even find starts for canning or pickling cucumbers. I can the regular slicing variety. I make dill and bread and butter in water bath canning.
I make a canned cucumber –
20 cups peeled sliced cucumbers; 2 or more sliced onions, 2 tbsp pickling salt
Sprinkle pickling salt over veggies and let stand overnight. Drain well and dry on towel.
3 cup mayonnaise( not salad dressing) ; 1
Cup sugar and 3/4-1 cup vinegar. Mix together
Add drained cucumbers and onions and mix well. Put in jars and keep in fridge. Keeps to 5 months.
This sounds goods. Do you use it like a relish or salad-type side like creamed cucumbers?
Can I use heavy whipping cream instead of mayo and how long will they keep in jars in fridge?
Thankyou very much for your great ideas with cucumbers we have a abundance of them so we will be using them as you have said thankyou
Can you can cucumbers and onions? You know the ones with vinegar and water mixture and seasonings?
Can you freeze cucumbers the same way zucchini & squash are preserved?
I have larger cucumber and lots of them. what do you suggest i do with them besides canning. I have read your ideas and can’t decide what i should do. I have canned and pickeld from last year. Like i mentioned i have LOTS of them that are going to go bad must do something or give them away