Taiwanese Pickled Cucumber


Taiwanese Pickled Cucumber

This recipe is Taiwanese style pickled cucumber, which you can find this appetizer in Asia restaurant. You can simply make crunchy and authentic pickled cucumber at home.
Servings 3 people
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Freezer Storage Times 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 30 minutes


  • Grillers Garlic Press
  • Container


  • 2 cucumbers
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 chili pepper
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 fresh lemon


  • Wash the cucumber, and cut off both ends of cucumber.
    Wash and cut off cucumber
  • Cut each cucumber into 4 equal sections, and then cut each section into 6 equal-sized strips.
    Cut each cucumber into 4 equal sections
  • Transfer to a bowl, add the salt and gently stir. Set aside for 20 min.
    Transfer to a bowl
  • After 20 min, dump out the liquid from the bowl and drain the cucumbers. Rinse off the salt with filtered water.
    dump out the liquid from the bowl
  • Put the cucumber into a bowl, add the garlic, chili pepper, lemon juice, and sugar. Mix everything well.
    Mix everything well
  • Cover and marinate in the refrigerator 3~4 hours.
  • Serve the Taiwanese pickled cucumber. Finish and enjoy


  • If you like to pickle more, keep in the refrigerator for up to 1-2 days.
  • Dump out the liquid and drain the cucumber can make it crunchy.
  • Lemon is tasted mild. If you like more sour, you can replace lemon juice with vinegar.
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Taiwanese
Keyword: Taiwanese, Appetizer, Home Cooking

Tools & equipment you may need

Grillers Garlic Press

Grillers Garlic Press
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