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Quick and Easy Refrigerator Dill Pickles Recipe

Quick and Easy Refrigerator Dill Pickles Recipe

These easy refrigerator dill pickles take just a few ingredients to make. And in just 2 or 3 days the best homemade pickles will be ready to enjoy!

This recipe will be your go-to for refrigerator dills! You’ll never buy store bought again.

Do you love visiting your local farmers market and farms in the summer months? I do! It’s so much fun to see all of the fresh produce, eggs, honey etc. Last summer, my husband and I started a new tradition; making our own refrigerator dill pickles.

The first time we made this dill pickle recipe I couldn’t believe it was so simple.

Refrigerator Pickles Recipe

This is an easy fridge pickle recipe with only 3 key ingredients: cucumbers, water, and vinegar. Homemade dill pickles are so good on their own or on top of a sandwich.

These easy refrigerator pickles can be customized with your favorite herbs and spices, like dill weed, celery seed, coriander seed or bay leaves. And since it takes 2-3 days before your jar of pickles are ready, there’s no need to be intimidated by this recipe – even if you’ve never made pickles before!

The recipe below is so simple, you’ll have it memorized by the time your cucumbers come ripe!

Simple Ingredients Needed to Make Your Own Homemade Refrigerator Pickles:

  • 3-4 Fresh Cucumbers
  • 1 1/2 tbsps Kosher Salt
  • 3 tbsp White Vinegar or Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 5 Cups Cold Water
  • 5 or 6 peeled fresh garlic cloves (use whole garlic cloves)
  • 2 tsp whole black peppercorns
  • 6 sprigs fresh dill
  • Clean jars and lids – wide mouth mason jars or pint jars
Refrigerator Pickles Recipe ingredients

Best Refrigerator Dill Pickles Recipe

To make these quick pickles, start by mixing your brine ingredients together: add salt, vinegar, garlic and peppers in a small saucepan over medium-high heat. Stir the vinegar solution until the salt dissolved.

Transfer to a clean glass jar and add kirby cucumbers and dill to the vinegar mixture.

You can keep your pickles whole or use pickle spears.

Pour in the water to cover your crisp pickles.

Put the lid on and store in the fridge for 2-3 days before enjoying.

If you enjoy spicy pickles, adding mustard seeds or red pepper flakes into your pickle brine is the perfect way to add a punch of flavor!

If you would like dill pickle chips, use cucumber slices.

The best thing about this recipe is that it takes the easy way. There is no hot water bath or preserving involved, your fridge pickles will only last a couple of weeks in the refrigerator, but honestly, I doubt they will even last that long because they’re so delicious! Since it is such a quick recipe to make, we make delicious pickles almost weekly this time of year.

Oh and don’t spill that pickle juice out when you are done with it! There are so many great recipes you can use it for.

Refrigerator Pickles Recipe

What kind of cucumber makes perfect pickles?

The key is to choose cucumbers that can withstand the pickling process. So the regular cucumbers you would put on your salad won’t work because they are slicing cucumbers.

Kirby pickles are generally used as pickling cucumbers and Persian cucumbers, which have a thinner skin, work well too. They are both small cucumbers that are the perfect size and will yield the best results when making your fresh dill pickles. Seedless english cucumbers can be sliced and used as crunchy pickles too.

You can find these varieties at your local grocery store or farmers’ market.

Print out the recipe and get started today for some quick and easy fresh pickles!

Refrigerator Pickles Recipe

Refrigerator Pickles Recipe

Yield: 8
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Additional Time: 3 days 2 seconds
Total Time: 3 days 5 minutes 2 seconds
These easy refrigerator dill pickles take just a few ingredients to make. And in just 2 or 3 days the best homemade pickles will be ready to enjoy.

Ingredients

  • 3-4 Kirby Cucumbers
  • 1 1/2 tbsps Kosher or Pickling Salt
  • 3 tbsp White Vinegar
  • 5 Cups Water
  • 5 or 6 peeled garlic cloves
  • 2 tsp whole black peppers
  • 6 sprigs fresh dill

Instructions

    To make these quick pickles, start by mixing your brine ingredients together: add salt, vinegar, garlic and peppers in a small saucepan over medium-high heat. Stir the vinegar solution until the salt dissolved.

    Transfer to a clean glass jar and add kirby cucumbers and dill to the vinegar mixture.

    You can keep your pickles whole or use pickle spears.

    Pour in the water to cover your crisp pickles.

    Put the lid on and store in the fridge for 2-3 days before enjoying.

Notes

If you enjoy spicy pickles, adding mustard seeds or red pepper flakes into your pickle brine is the perfect way to add a punch of flavor!

If you would like dill pickle chips, use cucumber slices.

The best thing about this recipe is that it takes the easy way. There is no hot water bath or preserving involved, your fridge pickles will only last a couple of weeks in the refrigerator.

Kirby pickles are generally used as pickling cucumbers and Persian cucumbers, which have a thinner skin, work well too. They are both small cucumbers that are the perfect size and will yield the best results when making your fresh dill pickles. Seedless english cucumbers can be sliced and used as crunchy pickles too.

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Tuesday 23rd of July 2019

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Lauryn R

Saturday 15th of July 2017

This is such a helpful post, thank you so much for sharing! I have always wanted to try making my own pickles but have never attempted it before, I can't wait to try!

Deborah Caudill

Friday 7th of July 2017

My grandmother used to make pickles and I always loved to help her. Thanks for sharing your recipe. My mom makes these appetizers where you cut off the bread crust and then put a thick layer of cream cheese on the bread. You then roll the bread with cream cheese on it and roll it around the pickle. Then you cut the pickle with the bread and cream cheese wrapped around it into little circles. They sound terrible, but they are delicious.

Kelly Kimmell

Thursday 6th of July 2017

My daughter loves pickles. I will have to try this.

Karen Jaras

Wednesday 5th of July 2017

I love making my own pickles in the fall. This is a new recipe for me and I am excited to try it.

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