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Easy Refrigerator Pickles

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x

Description

This Easy Refrigerator Pickles recipe only takes about 5 minutes to prep, and makes perfectly crisp and delicious pickles that you’ll LOVE!


Ingredients

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  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 3 tablespoons white vinegar or apple cider vinegar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons kosher or pickling salt*
  • 2 teaspoons black peppercorns
  • 5 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 6 large sprigs fresh dill
  • 1 bay leaf
  • (optional) 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes, or more/less to taste
  • 1 large English hothouse seedless cucumber, sliced into rounds or spears

Instructions

  1. Add the water, vinegar, salt, peppercorns, garlic, dill and bay leaf to a large (1-quart) jar — or divide the mixture evenly between two small (1-pint) jars — and stir to combine.
  2. Add the sliced cucumbers to the jar(s).  Then place the lids on the jar(s), and shake to combine.
  3. Refrigerate ideally for at least 2 days before eating, although you can totally dive in before that time.  The pickles will keep in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.

Notes

*Do not use iodized table salt for this recipe.

**Feel free to stir in some sweetener (honey, sugar, etc.) if you’d like sweeter pickles.