I have never tried to make Refrigerator Pickles before, have you? What a great, quick idea!! I saw some pickling cucumbers at the farmers’ market but didn’t feel like getting into canning quite yet. They had a small bag for sale and it was a perfect amount to do refrigerator pickles instead.
I now have made more with our Spicy Refrigerator Pickles. Nothing could be simpler than to wash, slice, and add the other ingredients to a jar and pop it into the refrigerator. Two days later you have crunchy wonderful pickles!! This is brilliant and we love pickles here so much. I am excited now to have them on burgers, hot dogs, with our picnics, and more!!
I just love jumping in and grabbing a gorgeous fresh crunchy dill pickle at anytime too! Nothing makes a better snack if you need a little salty, savory fix! I tried them at day one and they were tasting like pickles already!! Just needed to wait one more day for them to be perfect!!
These pickles can be made in any container but a glass jar works best. You need to have a lid at the very least. Then just add all your ingredients and give the jar a gentle shake to mix. A great advantage to these pickles is that you can make them how you like them. Add a pinch of red chili pepper flakes if you fancy some heat. Like garlic? Go crazy! Don’t like it, simply omit. These are your custom pickles!!
These pickles don’t take the multiple steps that traditional canning needs. They literally take 5 min. to make. Nothing could be easier and if you can’t find traditional pickling cukes, don’t fear, a big long English cucumber will work just fine too! You can cut it into spears or coins and have pickles at the ready anytime. So, if you have never tried canning before, this simple fix can slowly ease you into it!
Refrigerator Pickles take literally 5 minutes to make and something that you can enjoy making all year round!
- 1 1/2 lbs. pickling cucumbers, sliced in half or English cucumber sliced in coins or spears
- 25 black peppercorns
- 1 Tbsp. Kosher or pickling salt
- 2 Tbsp. fresh dill
- 1 tsp. crushed or minced garlic
- 1 cup vinegar
- 3 cups water
- Place the cucumbers in a large 1 liter jar with a lid. Add in the rest of the ingredients and place the lid on. Give the jar a gentle but thorough shake to mix the ingredients.
- Place the jar in the refrigerator.
- Give the jar a little swirl every now and then. After two days they are ready to eat. They will last about 2 weeks in the brine but never will be around that long!!
Comments & Reviews
Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle says
Those sound so good! I can’t wait to try this recipe. I tried one similar to this before and it came out great. Pickles, here I come!
I love pickles! I’ve never actually tried to make them myself but this makes them so easy I can’t wait to try them.
Cathi Crismon says
Oh my goodness! It’s been many a moon since I’ve made pickles. I have all your ingredients (even the jar!) so I’m getting back in the pickle game! Thanks so much for the recipe!
Autumn Reo says
This is a great summer project for the kids to enjoy! Have you ever tried to ferment pickles?
Tara Noland says
Never heard of fermented pickles, how do you do that?
Liz Mays says
Oh this is something I have to try. It would be really nice to have some fresh pickles for lunch recipes and this sounds easy!
I love pickles. These look easy and tasty. Can’t wait to give them a try.
Yum! I love pickles, I mean “could live at the county fair and survive on only pickles” love pickles. I will definitely be trying this at home to see if I can get them to taste anything like pickles.
Maria Carbone says
I absolutely love refrigerator pickles! Never knew how to make them but now I do!
Kelly Hutchinson says
These homemade pickles looks so good! I would prefer these over store bought any day!
Wow… pickles have always seemed to intimidating to me but your recipe sure sounds easy. I think even I can do it!
Yum! I love pickles! Loving the recipe, you make it seem so easy. I’m tempted to try it.
Chelley @ A is For Adelaide says
I love this- so easy. I never knew how simple it would be to make my own!
Toni | Boulder Locavore says
I love pickles and this is definitely a must-try!! Thanks for sharing!
Pickles are a favorite in my house. Definitely trying this out!
We love making refrigerator pickles!! They’re so easy!!!!!
Carol Fran says
16 comments about how good the pickles look and how easy the recipe sounds. Has anyone made them?? Wouldn’t it be more constructive to comment on the actual outcome of a recipe once you have actually made it?
Tara Noland says
Well, hopefully someone does make it soon. Would love to hear but at least they are kind to say they initially love them.
Sauerkraut Billy says
Love your pictures and your recipe! Looks so simple and easy to follow. Been looking around for simple refrigerator recipes to compile and try out to see which is the best. Thank you so much for sharing! I’ll report back once I’ve given it a shot!
Tara Noland says
Thank you so much, very appreciated!!