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How much salt to add for perfect pickled cucumbers

Iryna MelnichenkoLS Food
How to make a marinade for cucumbers
How to make a marinade for cucumbers

July-August is the time for winter preparations in the form of various jams, compotes, salted tomatoes, zucchini, cucumbers, as well as lecho and preserves. And the main task is to choose the right recipe to make the dish delicious.

Today, FoodOboz will tell you how to make the right marinade and how much salt to add for perfect pickles.

1. The recipe for the perfect cucumber marinade

How to pickle cucumbers deliciously

Ingredients:

  • Hot water - 1 liter.
  • Mustard seeds - 1 tsp.
  • Allspice peppercorns - 5 pcs.
  • Bay leaves - 5 pcs.
  • Salt - 2 tbsp. 
  • Garlic - 5 cloves.
  • Dill umbrellas - 5 pcs.
  • Dill seeds - 1/2 tsp.
  • Bitter pepper - 1 pc.
  • Oak, cherry, currant leaves - 1-2 pcs. per jar

Method of preparation:

  1. Pour salt, mustard seeds, dill seeds, and allspice into a saucepan.
  2. Pour hot water over everything, add the bay leaf, and bring everything to a boil.
  3. Put all the leaves, dill umbrellas, and garlic in the bottom of the jar.

2. How much salt to add for a perfect marinade and delicious cucumbers

How to pickle cucumbers at home

Each housewife adds salt and other ingredients for the marinade in her way, but you still need to remember that it all depends on the amount of water; for every liter of water, you need to take 50 g of salt. Usually, 1.5 liters of brine is enough to fill one three-liter jar filled with cucumbers.

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