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Dill pickle spears in a glass jar

Easy Refrigerator Dill Pickles

I am not, not, not a fan of sweet pickles. There is a certain drive through chain that serves these big, juicy cheeseburgers and then they ruin them with sweet pickles. It's ridiculous. Dill pickles, baby. Dill pickles all the way.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword easy recipes, kid-friendly recipes, summer recipes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 2 days
Total Time 2 days 5 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 43kcal


  • 2 pounds kirby cucumbers
  • 1 1/2 cups white vinegar
  • 1/8 cup sugar
  • 4 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 2 teaspoons mustard seeds
  • 2 cups hot water
  • 1 cup chopped fresh dill
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 5 garlic cloves peeled and crushed


  • Wash the cucumbers. Slice them thinly into chips or into quarters or halves, depending on your preference.
  • Stir together the vinegar, sugar, salt, mustard seeds, and hot water. Let cool five minutes.
  • In a large bowl, toss together the cucumbers, dill, and garlic. Pour the brine over the cucumbers.
  • Place a lid or plate on top of the cucumbers to keep them submerged under the brine. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 48 hours.
  • Remove from the fridge and transfer the pickles to a mason jar. Pour the brine to the top of the jar to cover the pickles.
  • Store in the fridge.


Calories: 43kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 1g | Sodium: 1174mg | Potassium: 210mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 555IU | Vitamin C: 9.2mg | Calcium: 38mg | Iron: 0.7mg