Crunchy cucumber spears pickled in a brine of dill, garlic, and spices. This Refrigerator Garlic Dill Pickle Recipe is one that you’ll go back to over and over again, for its ease and for its amazing flavor!
What Is A Garlic Dill Pickle?
A “dill pickle” is a cucumber that has been preserved in brine or vinegar flavored with dill seed. You can pickle a variety of vegetables but pickled cucumber are given the name of “pickles”. In this recipe we are pickling cucumbers with dill and garlic for a spicy rich flavor.
What Do I Need To Make This Garlic Dill Pickle Recipe?
For this recipe you’ll need the following:
- 6 large cucumbers
- 2 cups water
- 1 3/4 cup white vinegar
- 1/8 cup sugar
- 1 1/2 tbsp corse salt
- 1 tbsp pickling spice
- 1/8 tsp red pepper flakes
- 8 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 1/2 cups chopped fresh dill
How Do You Make Dill Pickles From Scratch In Your Refrigerator?
The process for making refrigerator pickles is really easy. You’ll be surprised at how simple it is, and how delicious these pickles turn out.
1. Slice cucumbers into spears, place in the jars you will be refrigerating them in. I like to use quart sized, wide mouth jars – but your favorite jar will work. Cut cucumbers to fit into the jars.
2. In a saucepan add water.
3. Pour in vinegar.
4. Add sugar.
5. Sprinkle in salt, pickling spice, and red pepper flakes.
6. Add in fresh minced garlic.
7. Add in chopped fresh dill.
8. Stir together and simmer just until the sugar dissolves.
9. Pour prepared brine into jars, making sure to cover the cucumbers completely.
10. Let sit at room temperature for 2 hours. Transfer to the refrigerator and let sit for 10 days.
As I mentioned before, we commonly call pickled cucumbers, “pickles”, don’t let that limit your imagination. You can pickle practically anything! A few ideas are
- green beans
Just make sure everything you use is really fresh and crisp! Use this same recipe and pickle away!
Garlic Dill Pickle Recipe Q&A
How long do garlic dill pickles last?
These pickles will keep in your fridge for 2 months of enjoyment.
Are pickles good for you?
Researchers guess that probiotics in fermented foods boost the production of GABA (gamma-aminobutyric acid), a chemical messenger in the brain that has the same effect as anti-anxiety medications.
Can I use this recipe with other vegetables?
Yes – you can pickle a variety of vegetables. Try asparagus, green beans, zucchini, and other crisp in season veggies.
Give As A Gift!
This garlic dill pickle recipe would make a unique and easy neighbor gift. Try wrapping the jar with ribbon or twine and giving a jar of pickles to a friend.
The Christmas pickle is a Christmas tradition for some Americans. A decoration in the shape of a pickle is hidden on a Christmas tree, with the finder receiving either a reward or good fortune for the following year. The origin of this tradition is believed to be a myth, but it is still fun. Gifting pickles would be a fun twist on this tradition.
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Crunchy cucumber spears pickled in a brine of dill, garlic, and spices. This Refrigerator Garlic Dill Pickle Recipe is one that you'll go back to over and over again, for its ease and for its amazing flavor!
mini cucumbers or 6 full sized cucumbers
- 1 1/2 tbsp coarse salt
- 1 tbsp pickling spice
- 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes or to taste
- 8 cloves garlic minced
- 1 1/2 cups fresh dill minced
Slice cucumbers into spears (4 quarters long ways), place in the jars you will be refrigerating them in. I like to use pint sized, wide mouth jars - but your favorite jar will work. Cut cucumbers to fit into the jars. If using pint sized jars you will be able to fill 3-4 jars.
In a saucepan add water.
Pour in vinegar.
Sprinkle in salt, pickling spice, and red pepper flakes.
Add in fresh minced garlic.
Add in chopped fresh dill.
Stir together and simmer just until the sugar dissolves.
Pour prepared brine into jars, making sure to cover the cucumbers completely.
Let sit at room temperature for 2 hours. Transfer to the refrigerator and let sit for 10 days.