This Refrigerator Dill Pickle Recipe is so Easy to Make at Home!

Easy Refrigerator Dill Pickles

yield: 12 SERVINGS

prep time: 25 MINUTES

total time: 25 MINUTES

Ingredients

Directions

1

Cut cucumbers in spears or slices according to preference (I did some of both). Set aside.

2

Combine water, salt, sugar, and vinegar in a saucepan and bring to a boil on the stove. After it starts boiling, remove from heat and let the liquid cool completely.

3

Place the cucumbers into the jars. You can use one large jar or several small ones. Divide the dill, garlic, peppercorns, and coriander seeds into your jars. Pack them in as much as you can without crushing the cucumbers.

4

Pour the cooled liquid into the jars, and attach the lids. Let your pickles soak for a few days for optimum flavor. Keep refrigerated for up to 4-6 weeks. Enjoy!

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Use up summer cucumbers with this delicious refrigerator dill pickle recipe – no canning needed! 

2 jars of homemade pickles

Are you a fan of flavorful crisp dill pickles? Listen up!

Pickles make a great snack food or side and you’ll be surprised at how easy they are to brine at home using fresh cucumbers! These quick garlic and dill refrigerator pickles are so crisp and full of flavor – I promise if you make them, you’ll never want to buy a jar at the store again!

Slice the cucumbers to the size you prefer. For instance, you can cut some in spears and some in slices to have both.

holding pickles in front of the fridge

Enjoy refrigerator pickles with a sandwich, in salads, on top of hamburgers, or by themselves as they make a super healthy and easy homemade snack! And for all you gardeners, this is a great way to use up extra summer cucumbers!

supplies for making pickles

Tips for making this easy refrigerator dill pickle recipe:

  • Which cucumbers work best for homemade pickles? Try to find Kirby cucumbers in your store or farmer’s market as I noticed most online sources recommended that variety. I, however, was not successful at sourcing them easily near me, and used the common grocery store cucumber. It still worked out fine because I enjoyed them a lot!
  • Keep your pickles in glass jars with lids. I used a couple of these Mason clamp jars. Maybe consider reusing store-bought pickle jars for this idea or checking out thrift stores to save!
  • It takes a couple of days of soaking for pickles to reach optimum flavor. They get more flavorful over time, and I think they’re best after a few days. YUM!
  • This idea can be adapted fully to taste. If you’d like a spicy pickle, consider adding in some crushed red pepper flakes or fresh sliced jalapeños as an idea!
  • How long will homemade dill pickles last in the fridge? They should keep around 4-6 weeks when stored in jars with tightly fitting lids in the fridge.
  • What if you finish your pickles quickly and want to add more to your brine to reuse it? I have done that before and it’s worked out great. According to FoodHero.com, you can safely reuse pickle brine 2-3 times. Also, consider adding leftover brine to flavor salad dressings or marinades. It could work great in our Keto Dill Pickle Dressing recipe in place of the pickle juice!

cutting up cucumbers

adding sugar and salt to water

adding dill to jars of cucumbers

adding garlic to jars

adding whole peppercorn and seeds to pickles

making homemade garlic dill pickles

adding brine to refrigerator pickles

jars of refrigerator pickles

homemade pickles in the fridge


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Easy Refrigerator Dill Pickles

yield: 12 SERVINGS

prep time: 25 MINUTES

total time: 25 MINUTES

Quick homemade pickles with flavorful garlic and dill brine.

Ingredients

Directions

1

Cut cucumbers in spears or slices according to preference (I did some of both). Set aside.

2

Combine water, salt, sugar, and vinegar in a saucepan and bring to a boil on the stove. After it starts boiling, remove from heat and let the liquid cool completely.

3

Place the cucumbers into the jars. You can use one large jar or several small ones. Divide the dill, garlic, peppercorns, and coriander seeds into your jars. Pack them in as much as you can without crushing the cucumbers.

4

Pour the cooled liquid into the jars, and attach the lids. Let your pickles soak for a few days for optimum flavor. Keep refrigerated for up to 4-6 weeks. Enjoy!

Additional Notes

Recipe Adapted via Allrecipes.com.

Brought to you by Hip2Save.

grabbing a pickle from a jar

I love that refrigerator pickles are no big DILL to make!

If you’re also pickle-obsessed, I urge you to try making a batch! I love this recipe as it’s the perfect amount of sugar to salt and I honestly can’t stop eating them. 😂

The difference between these pickles and a store-bought version is HUGE. They are crispy, crunchy, and full of flavor! Try them and you won’t be disappointed!


I also love to use fresh cucumbers in this Greek chickpea salad!


Lina has a Bachelor's Degree from Northern Arizona University with 10 years of blogging and photography experience having work featured in Today.com, Martha Stewart, Country Living, Fox News, Buzzfeed, and HGTV.


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Comments 46

  1. Suzy

    Do they taste really good? I saw them make them on The Duggars 19 kids and counting and wanted to try them out !

    • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

      Yes! I’m obsessed and may have eaten one jar by myself lol.

    • Kayla

      I wondered the same thing, I also saw them on 19 Kids and Counting!

  2. Suzy

    I am going to try them !

  3. Angela

    How do you think these would be with fresh green beans??

    • Cindy

      Dilly beans are awesome!

  4. Jenn

    What would be the best ingredient to make hot pickles? I am going to make these tomorrow! Thanks!

    • rob

      I tried several dif recipes last year ( my first attempt from garden- mildly successful lol) but prob adding some crushed red pepper flakes should kick it up. I was only pleased with half of what I made but it’s trial & error depending on your preference. HTH

      • Jenn

        Thanks!!! I love crushed red pepper flakes!

    • Bella

      Green chili pappers.

    • tina

      I put jalepeno’s in the ones I make for my hubby and mild yellow peppers in the rest.

  5. mel

    TY for the easy recipe! We’ve been growing cukes for a few years now, but I’ve never tried pickling!

    • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

      I had lots of cucumbers last summer and didn’t pickle because I thought it would take a ton of time, not this recipe! Easy and yum.

  6. Janel

    Are they sweet tasting? I love doll pickles but hate sweet pickles

    • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

      No, I’m not a fan of sweet pickles as well.

      • Janel

        Thank you!

  7. Jenny

    Fun summer project for me and my girl!!

  8. Jean

    Thanks for your recipes, Lina. I know there are special recipe sites, but Hip2save is the only site i visit regularly.

    • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

      Thanks Jean!

  9. Scheck

    Can you do the same to asparagus?

    • Tammy

      Great question! I’d love to know too.

  10. Sue

    I will have to try this recipe. It seems really simple (something easy for me to do) Thanks, Sue

  11. sarah

    Somebody remind me when I got some cucumbers ready n the garden :p

  12. Katie

    Thank you so much, my little guy has been asking me to make pickes and I was clueless as to how to make them. Thanks!

    • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

      You’re welcome, Enjoy!

  13. Suzanne

    Lina, love your recipes, food styling and photos!! Do you think I could use dry dill (the kind in a spice jar). I have lots in my pantry and woud love to use it. If you have an idea of fresh to dried, I’d appreciate your thoughts 🙂

  14. Tatyana

    Hi Lina,
    I need some help with kid’s birthday party menus. Pizza and hotdogs are good, but I would like to serve something different. Do you, or readers, have any ideas to share?
    Thank you

    • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

      Costco has a large tray of yummy croissant ham and turkey sandwiches and I have cut those in half or thirds before for kids, pretty popular. You could also make your own. I did a Mexican food theme party once and just made trays of bean and cheese tostadas and the kids all ate those..easy meal. Plus serve cut up fruit and a veggie tray. Also, we did a post on mini corn dog muffins. Those are great for parties. Hope that helps!

  15. Karen

    These have not been processed in a hot waterbath, therefore, you will need to keep them in the fridge so they don’t spoil. I wouldn’t make a lot at a time as the recipe says they only keep for about a month.

  16. jennifer

    Yum, these look so pretty in the jars! I just had a birthday party and my kids loved mini pretzels with chocolate chip dip. 8oz cream cheese, 1/2 cup butter, 3/4 cup confectioners sugar, 2 tbsp of brown sugar, 1 tsp vanilla extract, 1 cup of miniature choc chips. Beat cream cheese and butter til smooth, add in the sugars til smooth, then add choc chips. Miniature chips are best! And no this is not healthy but there is never any left overs. A slightly healthier version of this is buy a bowl of cool whip whipped frosting with miniature choc chips added in.

  17. Tatyana

    Thank you, Lina and Jennifer!

  18. Kathy

    Can these be water bathed to make them shelf stable & If so what would the timing be for water bathing?

  19. epawelek

    Just put a jar of these in the fridge! I hope they turn out yummy! 🙂 Thanks for the recipe!

  20. Pat

    I’ve been making these for year’s and the only thing I add is 1 teaspoon of Alum to make them extra crispy. Add it into the vinegar/water bath mixture.

  21. LovinMyCoupons

    I am trying these today! sooo excited.

  22. Lindsay

    Would love to try this recipe! However, I have so many cucumbers in my garden this year that they wouldn’t last using just the refrigerator recipe. Would it be ok to use the same recipe to can?

  23. Bernice

    Could you use dried dill in place of fresh?

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Yes, a 1/4 teaspoon dried seems to be the conversion for a sprig of fresh.

  24. Crystal

    LOVE this pickle recipe. I have made it a few times and halve the sugar amount to keep the pickles sour. I also add more cloves of garlic… maybe 5 cloves instead of 2. I have loved pickles all my life and these are some of the best!

  25. Laura

    can you use plastic containers or does it have to be glass? i didn’t know if the plastic comromised the taste

    • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

      No you can use what you have! Thanks

  26. Laurie tobin

    Can you reuse the liquid and add more cucumbers?

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Yes, it’s recommended to only reuse brine a couple of times.

  27. Kim

    Do you think it would be possible to freeze them? I have more cucumbers than I know what to do with and we would never be able to eat all of them within a month.

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      You can freeze your cucumbers! Here’s an article I found on that subject.

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