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quick & easy homemade Refrigerator pickles
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Quick & Easy Homemade Refrigerator Pickles

A quick easy recipe for making homemade pickles without canning. A blend of vinegar and a few ingredients make the most delicious pickles. This is great with other vegetables like beans and peppers. Fabulous way to use your summer garden vegetables.
Course Snack
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 pints
Author Eileen


  • 2 cups white vinegar
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 Tablespoons Kosher salt
  • 1 ½ Tablespoons Turbinado sugar
  • 6 Kirby cucumbers , sliced thin or quartered
  • 4 cloves garlic , chopped
  • 2 green onions , chopped
  • 2 Tablespoons black peppercorns
  • 2 Tablespoons pickling spice
  • 5-6 sprigs fresh dill
  • ½ - 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes , optional


  • In a saucepan, over medium heat, add the vinegar, water, Kosher salt, and sugar. heat to melt salt and sugar, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside.
  • Use either four 1 pint mason jars or two 1 quart mason jars.
  • Divide the chopped garlic, green onion, whole black peppercorns, pickling spices, and dill between the jars. If adding red pepper flakes, add now.
  • Divide the sliced or quartered cucumbers between the jars. Pack the jars full with the cucumbers
  • Divide the vinegar brine mixture between the jars. Make sure the cucumbers are completely covered with the brine. Let mixture cool.
  • Cover with mason jar tops. Keep in fridge until ready to eat
  • Ready to eat in 2 days.


Feel free to use other vinegar, such as cider, rice, white balsamic. Also feel free to experiment with vegetables and additions like beans,zucchini, peppers, jalapeno, Spanish onions.
These rarely last a few days in my house but they can keep for about a month in fridge.