Quick & Easy Refrigerator Pickles

Refrigerator pickles are so crisp and full of garlic and dill flavor – I promise if you make them, you’ll never want to buy a jar at the store again! Enjoy these pickles with a sandwich, in salads, on top of hamburgers, or by themselves as they make a super healthy and easy homemade snack.

mason jars filled with refrigerator pickles shown on a wooden cutting board

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The sons have a love hate relationship with pickles.

They either love them or hate them with two for and two against.

I bolster the for them side since I am all for their salty, briny taste!

We’ve always got a family size jar in the fridge just for when one of us needs a pickle fix.

Or at least we did.

Then I got a deal from our local farmers market that resulted in us getting several pounds of free cucumbers and I couldn’t let those beauties go to waste. 

Fortunately, I found a way to make an easy, refrigerator pickle with no complicated ingredients or methods involved. I’m looking at you pickling spice!

With a few easy ingredients and three short days later we were busy crunching down on the fruits pickles of our labor.

mason jars filled with refrigerator pickles shown on a wooden cutting board

Ingredients

To make these you’ll need:

  • Cucumbers– You can slice them into spears or slices. We normally do jars of both.
  • Vinegar– Use white vinegar instead of any other variety.
  • Water– To make the base of the brine.
  • Sugar– To cut the acid.
  • Salt– Go for sea salt instead of table salt.
  • Seasonings– Garlic cloves, fresh dill and peppercorns.

mason jars filled with refrigerator pickles shown on a wooden cutting board

How to Make

Making these refrigerator pickles is so easy!
 
There is no pectin or canning involved whatsoever.
 
To make them, cut cucumbers into spears or slices or do a mix of both!
 
Then whisk together the water, salt, sugar, and vinegar in a saucepan and bring it to a boil. After it starts boiling, remove the mix from heat and let cool completely.
 
Place cucumbers, dill, and garlic in one large glass jar or several small jars. Get as many pickles into your jars as you can without crushing any of them.
 
Then, pour cooled liquid in jars and seal and refrigerate for 3 days.
 
After 3 days, enjoy!

How long will they stay good in the fridge?

These pickles should last about a month in the fridge.
 
a glass jar filled to the brim with brine and sliced dill & garlic refrigerator pickles

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mason jars filled with refrigerator pickles shown on a wooden cutting board

Quick & Easy Refrigerator Pickles

Refrigerator pickles are so crisp and full of garlic and dill flavor – I promise if you make them, you’ll never want to buy a jar at the store again! Enjoy these pickles with a sandwich, in salads, on top of hamburgers, or by themselves as they make a super healthy and easy homemade snack.
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Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 12
Calories: 177kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cups white vinegar
  • 3 1/2 cups water
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon sea salt
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 heads of dill weed
  • peppercorns to taste, but about 20 per jar
  • 4 cups cucumbers or about 3-4 average sized cucumbers

Instructions

  • Cut cucumbers into spears or slices. We typically do jars of both.
  • Combine water, salt, sugar, and vinegar in a saucepan and bring to a boil on the stove. After it starts boiling, remove from heat and let cool completely.
  • Place cucumbers, dill, and garlic in one large glass jar or several small jars. Get as many pickles into your jars as you can without crushing any of them.
  • Pour cooled liquid in jars and seal and refrigerate for 3 days. They should last about a month in the fridge.

Nutrition

Calories: 177kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 7037mg | Potassium: 770mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 538IU | Vitamin C: 21mg | Calcium: 138mg | Iron: 2mg

recipe adapted from All Recipes

post originally published August 31, 2014

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16 thoughts on “Quick & Easy Refrigerator Pickles

  1. Pickles, of the dill type, have always been a favourite of ours too. And home-made ones are so much better than the bought ones. I used to use the left over juice heated up to partially pickle carrot sticks which were almost as popular.

  2. Hi Meaghan,
    These pickles sound so easy and look delicious! I’m so glad you shared this recipe. I can probably still find a few local cucumbers, and I’m sure going to make these. Thanks! Pinning.

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