Homemade Refrigerator Dill Pickles

Happy Monday, Friends! Today I'm sharing a tasty recipe you can whip up in no time--no canning required! In fact, I promise these refrigerator pickles are so crisp and delicious, you'll never want store-bought again...

homemade refrigerator dill pickle recipe

Last month, I shared a beginners guide to hydroponic gardening. It has grown so much that I decided to use my fresh dill to make homemade pickles.

homemade refrigerator dill pickle recipe

Here's what you'll need:

Pickling cucumbers ("Bumpy" are best!)
(One bag of pickling cucumbers makes several jars.) 
Garlic gloves* Fresh dill
Clean jars*Label (optional)

Cooled brine: 
1 1/4 cups white vinegar
3 cups water
1 tablespoon salt* 1 tablespoon sugar

homemade refrigerator dill pickle recipe

Ready to make your own? Start by heating the brine ingredients on the stove until the sugar and salt are dissolved. Allow to cool completely. 

homemade refrigerator dill pickle recipe

Next: While the brine is cooling, cut the cucumbers into thick slices and bruise garlic cloves. Then: Fill the jars halfway with cucumbers, add dill and garlic, and top off with more cucumbers. {TIP: This is the perfect time to recycle food jars as the pickles are refrigerated--not canned.} 

homemade refrigerator dill pickle recipe

Last: Once the brine is room temperature, fill the jars, cover with a lid and refrigerate. Optional: Add a cute label to record the date--also fun for gift giving! 

homemade refrigerator dill pickle recipe

Refrigerate for two days before eating and enjoy! 

homemade refrigerator dill pickle recipe

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  1. Cecelia,
    These bring back memories as my Mother used to make these!! Thanks so much for all your visits!! Stay Safe, Healthy and Happy!!

  2. I cannot wait to try this, I just love pickles. Thanks for sharing.

    1. I am so excited to try these. Pickles are one of my favorites.


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