Quick Pickles

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Learn how to make quick pickles with cucumbers and a simple brine with this easy overnight refrigerator dill pickle recipe!

Making pickles doesn’t have to take weeks.

These crisp and refreshing pickles can be made overnight in your fridge, no canning required!

Mason jar filled with sliced pickled cucumbers

Make a batch today and enjoy them tomorrow on your sandwiches and burgers, in salads, or as a tasty snack.

They are also delicious on top of this cheeseburger casserole – yum!

open wide mouth mason jar with quick pickles

Ingredients

Here is what you will need to make quick pickles…

Ingredients in bowls: water, vinegar, cucumbers spears, cucumbers slices, carrot spears, carrot slices, garlic, dill, salt.
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 Tablespoon Kosher salt
  • 4-5 sprigs fresh dill
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 cups cucumber (or carrots), sliced or speared

Additions and Substitutions

  • You can use white vinegar or rice vinegar can be used in place of apple cider vinegar.
  • Add 2-4 Tbsp of sugar to the brine for a bit of sweetness.
  • Try adding 1/2 – 1 cup thinly sliced onions to the jars along with the cucumbers.
  • For some heat add 1/2 teaspoon of red pepper flakes.
  • While I demonstrated this quick dill pickle recipe using cucumbers and carrots, you can really pickle pretty much any vegetable: red onion, beets, summer squash, okra, green beans, etc…
Glass jars with sliced pickled cucumbers. More jars in background, some with pickled cucumbers and others with carrots.

How to Make Quick Refrigerator Pickles

Add the cucumbers and dill to glass jars.

In a medium saucepan set over medium heat, bring the water, vinegar, salt, and garlic to a simmer. Continue to simmer, stirring occasionally, until all the salt has dissolved.

Brine for pickling in a saucepan

Pour the brine over the cucumbers. The cucumbers should be covered with liquid. Top off with cool water if needed to cover all the cucumbers.

Mason jars covered filled with cucumbers and carrots covered in brine

Cool for about an hour at room temperature then cover and refrigerator overnight or until serving. 

Hand putting lid on jar of refrigerator pickles

If you like this recipe, you will also love these delicious fried pickle spears!

Recipe FAQ

What are the best cucumbers to use to make pickles?

Kirby cucumbers or other small, firm cucumbers are great for pickling. They have fewer seeds and tend to stay crispy longer and keep their “snap”.

How long do refrigerator pickles last?

Homemade pickles will last for several weeks when stored in an airtight jar in the refrigerator.

Recipe
Wide Mouth Mason Jar filled with sliced pickled cucumbers. More jars in background, some with pickled cucumbers and others with carrots.
Recipe
4.72 from 69 votes

Quick Pickles

Author: Jaclyn
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 5 minutes
Total: 15 minutes
Learn how to make quick pickles with cucumbers and a simple brine with this easy overnight refrigerator dill pickle recipe.

Ingredients
 

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 Tablespoon Kosher salt
  • 4-5 sprigs fresh dill
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 cups cucumber or carrot sliced

Instructions

  • Add the cucumbers and dill sprigs to glass jars.
  • In a medium saucepan set over medium heat, bring the water, vinegar, salt, and garlic to a simmer. Continue to simmer, stirring occasionally, until all the salt has dissolved.
  • Pour the brine over the cucumbers and dill sprigs. The cucumbers should be covered with liquid. Top off with cool water if needed to cover all the cucumbers.
  • Cool to room temperature (about an hour) then cover and refrigerator overnight or until serving. 

Notes

Pickles keep for several week when stored in an airtight jar in the refrigerator.
Recipe is great with carrots and other veggies as well.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 11kcal
Wide Mouth Mason Jar filled with sliced pickled cucumbers. More jars in background, some with pickled cucumbers and others with carrots.

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42 Comments

  1. 4 stars
    Have made this once. Very enjoyable. About to make another jar this arvo. Going to add basil instead of dill because I don’t have any diĺl.

  2. Hi, your quick refrigerator pickles looks very good, can you email me the recipe, thanks, Ray

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