Looking for a simple and delicious recipe for refrigerator dill pickles? Look no further! This blog post guides you through the step-by-step process of making homemade dill pickles right in your refrigerator. Discover the tangy and crunchy goodness of these pickles that are perfect for snacking, sandwiches, or adding to your favourite dishes. Get ready to enjoy the fresh and vibrant flavours of homemade pickles with this easy-to-follow recipe.
Dill pickles are my favourite snack of all time!! So I am extremely excited to share with you how to make your own Refrigerator Dill Pickles!
Another way to preserve cucumbers
Other than freezing, I haven’t tried to preserve the free food I get in the summer, but have always wanted to learn. I wont lie I have always been super nervous about making pickles. I always thought the only way was to do the whole canning process or lacto ferment them, which is something that I wasn’t quite ready to jump into yet. Then I learned that you can make them in simply in your refrigerator. They taste great and last quite a long time too! One day I will learn how to lacto ferment and can, but for now these have been an amazing first step into learning how to preserve food.
What You will Need
5 Medium Cucumbers – Ideally from your backyard or the local farmers market
3/4 Cup Organic Apple Cider Vinegar
1 1/4 Cup Water
2 tbsp Kosher Salt
1 tbsp Sugar
4 Cloves of Garlic
1/8 tsp Red Pepper Flakes
12 Springs of Fresh Dill – We got ours from the farmers market
1 tbsp Coriander Seeds
1 tsp Mustard Seeds
How To Make Refrigerator Dill Pickles
- Heat the apple cider vinegar, water, salt and sugar together in a pot stirring occasionally, until the salt and sugar are dissolved. Let cool.
- While its cooling cut the cucumbers into spears or slice them into coins if you like.
- Once cooled fill the jars and add the cucumbers. Tip: Squeeze as many cucumbers into the jars as you can
- Divide the spices + garlic and add them to the jars. Then refrigerate.
- Leave the jar in the fridge for at least 48 hours before tasting. For the best taste wait 2 weeks.
How long do refrigerator dill pickles last?
Mine kept 6 months because we ate them all really fast, but from other online blogs I have learned that they should keep up to 12 months in the fridge! BUT do what makes you feel comfortable!