Deliciously Crunchy and Quick Marinated Cucumbers with Spices

These marinated cucumbers make the perfect, healthy afternoon snack. They come together quickly and so easily. If you love cucumbers, you’ll go crazy for this recipe!

quick marinated cucumbers

I think we’re all running around these days looking for healthy recipes to add to our routines. Not like maniacs of course. But with all the information right at our fingertips, we’re always searching for recipes that are quick and easy, but also healthy. Recipes that call for more whole foods and less of that processed stuff.

Because sometimes, plain raw fruits and vegetables can get boring. Especially for the little ones in our homes. Don’t worry. I’ve got something for you.

This recipe takes cucumbers to the next level. By adding a few ingredients and letting the cucumbers marinate in them, you get a wonderful dish that makes the perfect starter, side, or snack. 

All you need is 8 simple ingredients to make these marinated cucumbers. And I bet you’ve already got a majority of them at home. 

So what do you marinate your cucumbers in?

Salt and pepper. Of course. Have you ever dipped cucumbers in just salt and pepper? Yummy!

EVOO. It adds the perfect taste.

White vinegar. Don’t worry. This won’t be overbearing. It adds just the right amount of acidity. 

Sugar. It balances everything out quite nicely.

Garlic. For an earthy taste. And honestly, adding garlic almost always makes everything better.

Dill. For freshness.

Toss these ingredients around with your sliced cucumbers and let it all sit for about 20 minutes. 

Voila! You’ve got easy, delicious, and quickly marinated cucumbers that everyone will enjoy.

What do I need to make this recipe?

  • 2 lb small-sized cucumbers
  • 1/2 Tbsp salt + 1/2 tsp (or to taste)
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 Tbsp white vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 handful of fresh dill (optional)

quick marinated cucumbers

How to make Quick Marinated Cucumbers:

  • Wash cucumbers, and snip off the ends of each.
  • Slice each cucumber into fours horizontally.
  • Place sliced cucumbers into a large bowl.

quick marinated cucumbers

  • Add to the sliced cucumbers:
    • 1/2 Tablespoons of salt
    • 1/4 teaspoon of black pepper
    • 1/2 Tablespoons of oil
    • 1/2 Tablespoons of white vinegar
    • 1/2 teaspoon of sugar
    • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
    • 1 small handful of fresh dill (optional)
  • Add another 1/2 teaspoon of salt or to your taste.

quick marinated cucumbers


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Equipment I Used

quick marinated cucumbers

Quick Marinated Cucumbers

If you have too many cucumbers from your summer harvest, they would be perfect marinated! Enjoy with your favorite dish or alone!
Total Time 20 mins
Course Salad
Cuisine Russian
Servings 4
Calories 48 kcal


  • Knife
  • Cutting board
  • bowl
  • garlic press


  • 2 lb small-sized cucumbers cut into long quarters
  • ½ Tbsp salt + 1/2 tsp, or to taste
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • ½ Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ Tbsp white vinegar
  • ½ tsp sugar
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 handful fresh dill chopped, optional


  • Wash cucumbers, and snip off the ends of each one.
  • Slice each cucumber into fours horizontally.
  • Place sliced cucumbers into a large bowl.
    quick marinated cucumbers
  • Add to the sliced cucumbers: ½ Tbsp salt, ¼ tsp black pepper, ½ Tbsp oil, ½ Tbsp white vinegar, ½ tsp sugar, 2 minced cloves garlic, and 1 handful chopped dill
    quick marinated cucumbers
  • Add another 1/2 teaspoon of salt or to your taste.
  • Enjoy!
    quick marinated cucumbers


Nutrition Facts
Quick Marinated Cucumbers
Amount Per Serving
Calories 48 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Fat 2g3%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 877mg38%
Potassium 308mg9%
Carbohydrates 6g2%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 183IU4%
Vitamin C 8mg10%
Calcium 34mg3%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Keyword apple cider vinegar, cucumber, dill, garlic, healthy, low calorie, low carb, marinated, marinated cucumbers, olive oil
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