I love to grow and eat cucumbers. My husband however does not like plain cucumbers. He is a pickle guy. And if you grow cucumbers you know they tend to produce more than you can possibly eat in a day. This a recipe perfect for helping to store those mountains of produce without much work and a great result.
If you love pickles I definitely recommend trying these.
Nothing is better than homemade.
And you only need a few things:
- 1-liter Glass Jar -- I get these from Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07T27MW4J
- 3 TSP Kosher or Pickling Salt -- I also get my salt from Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07SL6R9B6
- Cucumbers -- I use Iznik seeds that we get from Johnny's
- 1-2 TBSP Chopped Fresh Dill (I include a few bolted heads in each jar)
- 1/2 Cup White Vinegar
Slice your cucumbers and fill your jar.
Add salt and dill.
Pour in vinegar.
Close the jar and give it a few good shakes.
You don't need to worry about the liquid level in the jar. The salt and vinegar will pull some moisture from the cucumbers and even it out.
Place the jar in your fridge. Give it a couple of good shakes every time you open the fridge over the next day or two. We usually wait about 2 days to eat ours but they are usually good within 6-8 hours.
They will last in the fridge for a few weeks. They are perfect for snacking, sandwiches, salads... we even just set the jar on the table at dinner and the toddler munches on them!
You can also add lightly crushed cloves of garlic, 1 TSP of dill seeds instead of fresh dill, white onion, bay leaves, or more salt if you want a little different flavor.