Quick and easy to make, Super Simple Refrigerator Pickles are one of our favorite ways to enjoy cucumbers any time of the year. Great for snacking and ready to eat in no time at all!
Fresh cucumbers are a great anytime snack. They are full of water, vitamins and minerals, and are a family favorite in our house. Peeled, tossed with dill and quick pickled in a balanced sweet vinegar brine, these might just be the simplest refrigerator pickles ever!
In Praise of Cucumbers
Fresh, cold and crisp, lightly salted or in a salad, we love cucumbers!
There are so many great things to do with them and they are available all year long.
The Problem with Cucumbers
The thing with cucumbers is that you might forget you only have a limited time to use them. Sometimes, I’ll realize that the cucumbers I have stashed in in the fridge are barely holding on.
I learned a long time ago that the two choices at that point are to toss them (what a waste!) or to peel them and whip together a quick and easy brine and transform them into these Super Simple Refrigerator Pickles!
Quick & Easy Video: Making Super Simple Refrigerator Pickles
How to Make Super Simple Refrigerator Pickles
Peel the cucumbers and cut into slices.
Place into a medium bowl and sprinkle with dill.
In a small bowl or measuring cup, combine water, vinegar, sugar and salt and stir until the sugar and salt have dissolved into a brine.
Pour the brine over the cucumbers and dill.
Cover and refrigerate.
Leave in the fridge for a minimum of 4 hours but these are best if left for 24 hours before eating. Store in the refrigerator for up to a month. Enjoy!
Other Pickling Ideas You May Like
Easy Italian Pickled Mushrooms – Infused with vinegar and then tossed with garlic, spices and a drizzle of oil.
Pineapple Cowboy Candy – Jalapenos taken to a whole new level of sweet, savory and spicy.
Hot Italian Giardiniera – a delicious way to preserve veggies and a great little snack too!
Pickled Asparagus – Easy and delicious, Pickled asparagus makes a great addition to a cheese plate, a Bloody Mary, or even just a pickle on the side!
Pickled Jalapeno Nacho Rings – one of our family’s favorite recipes – especially delicious on nachos, chili and pizza!
Super Simple Refrigerator Pickles
- 2-3 medium cucumbers
- 1 tbsp fresh dill or 1 tsp dried
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup white vinegar
- 1 tbsp sugar
- 1 tsp salt
- Peel the cucumbers and cut into slices.
- Place into a medium bowl and sprinkle with dill.
- In a small bowl or measuring cup, combine water, vinegar, sugar and salt and stir until the sugar and salt have dissolved into a brine.
- Pour the brine over the cucumbers and dill. Cover and refrigerate.
- Leave in the fridge for a minimum of 4 hours but these are best if left for 24 hours before eating. Store in the refrigerator for up to a month. Enjoy!