Whether you plan to get your summer grill on or just want to spice up your favorite office sandwich, chances are you might need these: homemade refrigerator pickles!
Maybe you don’t know that making your own pickles at home is super easy as well as super delicious. I love the crisp texture of homemade pickles paired with tuna sandwiches (my go-to quick office lunch) or veggie burgers.
Sweet & Spicy Refrigerator Pickles
1/2 cup water
1 cup white vinegar
2 teaspoons sea salt
2 tablespoons sugar
1 small pepper (jalapeño or serrano)
8-10 whole peppercorns
2-3 fresh dill sprigs
In a bowl, stir together the water, vinegar, salt, and sugar until the salt and sugar completely dissolve. Slice your veggies (I used a large cucumber and a few radishes) into super thin in coins, matchsticks, or wedges. How you choose to slice them may affect how crisp they will stay after pickling.
Fill your clean jars with the veggies, sliced pepper, peppercorns, and dill. Fill with the vinegar solution. Seal the jars and refrigerate for at least two days (up to two weeks).
The longer the pickles sit in the refrigerator the more pickled they will become. Enjoy! xo. Emma
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- ½ cup water
- 1 cup white vinegar
- 2 teaspoons sea salt
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1 small pepper (jalapeño or serrano)
- 8-10 whole peppercorns
- 2-3 fresh dill sprigs
- glass jar
- In a bowl, stir together the water, vinegar, salt, and sugar until the salt and sugar completely dissolve. Slice your veggies (I used a large cucumber and a few radishes) into super thin in coins, matchsticks, or wedges. How you choose to slice them may affect how crisp they will stay after pickling.
- Fill your clean jars with the veggies, sliced pepper, peppercorns, and dill. Fill with the vinegar solution. Seal the jars and refrigerate for at least two days (up to two weeks).
- The longer the pickles sit in the refrigerator the more pickled they will become. Enjoy!
These pickles are amazing! I subbed in a little thin sliced red onion for radish – incredible!
Thank you yum!!
Ahhhhhh I LOVE PICKELS! Pickels on everything. This is great, and they looks very pretty. Thanks Emma!
Sometimes I get really carried away at the farmers market and come home with literal bushels of random produce. Like, hmmm, what shall I do with these 12 cucumbers that I now possess? Refrigerator pickles are my go-to. When I pickle carrots with onions, I julienne them into thin strips and add a tbsp of chili garlic paste (from the people who make sriracha) into my pickling liquid. So so yummy!
I’m a weirdo who doesn’t like pickles, but your photography is beautiful:)
OK…seriously…I can not wait to try this. Just pinned this so I could come back to it next week. I had no idea that you could do this so easily. Thanks so much for sharing!
I’ve never made pickles before. I always imagined it to be some elaborate process. I love pickles; I can’t wait to give it a try. Thanks for sharing.
I’m surprised the pickles look so pretty in the jar! 🙂
They get softer the longer they are in the jar, but they start out crunchy! 🙂 -Jacki
I was literally just talking about making my own pickles yesterday. On top of being DIY geniuses, I think you girls can read minds…
So easy! I remember watching my Granny make pickles in a giant bowl in her old-fashioned kitchen; it was a real treat to watch and they always turned out so good! Hers were the softy kind though, and I prefer the crunchy ones. I’m assuming these are crunchy, but do they soften up the longer the pickle?
These don’t require a special sealing process the way canning does. Just close them the way you normally would and you’re good to go! 🙂 -Jacki
Mmm, they look yummy, I didn’t realise how simple these were, will definitely be trying these.
Mmmm I love homemade pickles! The time I tried to make pickles they turned out WAY too salty, so I’ll have to try your recipe. 🙂
This is definitely going to my bookmarks! My god, I am such a fan of pickles, it’s unbelievable! It sounds so easy….
Question: what went into that sandwich on the picture though?
Yum! I’m actually going to try to make my own pickles. This looks pretty easy!
My mom and I made pickles last year, and homemade are SO much better than storebought! And it’s really fun to make them, too! These look delish!
Would love to make these as gifts. This past Christmas one of my mom’s friends gifted her with a bunch of pickles like these and they were so good that I ended up using the pickle juice in salad dressings and even ended up drinking a bit plain…! :O
Good one..will try to make one soon..