Are you a pickle lover but not interested in buying all the canning supplies necessary for making traditional pickles? Us too!
Luckily, there’s a delicious alternative that requires no special equipment and only 7 simple ingredients. Hello, refrigerator pickles!
How to Make Refrigerator Pickles
- Add cucumber slices, coriander seeds, mustard seeds, and dill to a glass jar
- Heat vinegar in a saucepan (we like distilled vinegar in this recipe for a classic pickle taste)
- Add sugar and salt and stir to dissolve
- Allow to cool, then pour vinegar mixture over cucumbers, making sure they’re completely submerged in the vinegar mixture
- Allow to marinate for at least 1 hour (or longer for more intense flavor)
We hope you LOVE these pickles. They’re:
& SO delicious!
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More Quick Pickling Recipes
- Spicy Pickled Cauliflower (Escabeche)
- Quick Pickled Onions
- Quick Pickled Carrots
- Quick Pickled Radishes
Quick Refrigerator Pickles
A step-by-step guide for making quick pickled cucumbers. Only 7 ingredients required!
- 1 medium cucumber, sliced into wedges
- 1 tsp coriander seed
- 1 tsp mustard seed
- 1 handful fresh dill sprigs
- 1 ½ cups white distilled vinegar
- 1 tsp organic cane sugar
- 2 tsp sea salt
Add cucumber slices to a large mason jar or glass container along with coriander seed, mustard seed, and dill. Set aside.
To a small saucepan add distilled white vinegar, sugar, and salt. Bring to a simmer over medium heat and stir to fully dissolve salt and sugar. Taste and adjust flavor as needed, adding more salt or sugar to taste.
Let the brine cool in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes to 1 hour. Once cooled, pour the brine over the cucumbers until your glass container is full. Ensure the cucumbers are fully submerged. If needed, add more vinegar or a little water to cover.
Seal well and shake to combine. Then refrigerate for at least 1 hour. The flavors will deepen and intensify the longer it marinates. Best flavor is achieved after 24 hours.
Will keep in the refrigerator for 2-3 weeks (sometimes longer). Not freezer friendly.
*Nutrition information is a rough estimate.
*Adapted from Once Upon a Chef.
Nutrition Per Serving (1 of 8 two-spear servings)
- Calories: 8
- Fat: 0.2g
- Polyunsaturated fat: 0.04g
- Monounsaturated fat: 0.09g
- Sodium: 585mg
- Potassium: 45mg
- Carbohydrates: 1.7g
- Fiber: 0.4g
- Sugar: 1g
- Protein: 0.3g
- Vitamin A: 37.81IU
- Vitamin C: 0.92mg
- Calcium: 8.09mg
- Iron: 0.14mg