Refrigerator Pickles Recipe

I get so many pickling cukes from my weekly produce delivery – and I love to make different kinds of pickles each time!  No recipe is ever the same!

I frequently give them away – as we simply cannot eat them all!!!

Refrigerator Pickles Recipe

Category: Appetizers

Refrigerator Pickles Recipe


  • 4 cups water
  • 8 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 2 cups white vinegar
  • 6 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp celery seed
  • 1 tsp coriander seed
  • 1 tsp mustard seed
  • 1 tsp black peppercorns
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 12-18 small pickling cucumbers (depends on the size!), sliced very thin


  1. In a medium saucepan, bring the water to a rolling boil.
  2. Lower the heat to a simmer, add the garlic.
  3. Cook for 5 minutes
  4. Add the vinegar and the salt, bring to a boil again, stir until salt is completely dissolved.
  5. Remove from heat.
  6. Prepare 2-1 quart jars,
  7. Divide the seeds and peppercorns and red pepper flakes between the 2 jars.
  8. Using a tongs, remove the garlic from the hot water, put 4 cloves in each jar
  9. Pack the jars full of the sliced cukes, stuff them in. (I had to cut more as I didn't have enough at first!)
  10. Bring the brine to a boil a 3rd time. Place the jars in the sink (in case you spill!), then pour the hot brine into each jar, dividing equally filling to the top.
  11. Let cook completely, then cover and refrigerate.
  12. They will be awesome in a few hours, but even better after a few days!
  13. These pickles will keep up to 3 months in the refrigerator
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As always – enjoy!

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