Finnish pickled dill cucumbers

Updated: Nov 18, 2020

Finnish pickled dill cucumbers / Kurkku tilli etikka

Cucumbers are very popular in Finland as fresh, or as pickled accompanied with any meal. It is a tasty sweet-and-sour cucumber pickled, which is simple to do at home and could be used in everyday meals to give extra flavor to the food.


1 large cucumber

1 cup of water

2 tbsp sugar

½ tsp salt

2 tbsp vinegar

2 tbsp chopped fresh dill

Pinch of pepper (optional)


1. Wash the cucumber, no need to peel it if the skin is thin, but for a pleasant final aspect, you could try to peel the cucumbers like stripes.

2. Cut the cucumber into thin slices, and transfer them into a bowl.

3. In a separate bowl, mix the water, salt, sugar, and vinegar; stir well to dissolve sugar first.

4. Combine the cucumber slices, dill, and pepper (if using) with the liquid whic