Garlic Dill Refrigerator Pickles are a simple recipe for delicious crispy pickles. This no boil pickle recipe will become a family favorite in no time!
Fresh Garlic Dill Refrigerator Pickles remind me of growing up in south Florida. I was raised in the land of the Jewish deli (oh, how I love a good Jewish deli) where they would always put a dish of of crunchy pickles on the table for munching before your entree arrived. Oh, I love those pickles. So I went ahead and made some.
I have no idea if the authentic deli pickles are made this way, I just make these refrigerator pickles the easiest way I know how. Also the most delicious. Most. Deeeelicious.
These pickles are always a huge hit and I make tons extra so I can hand them out to friends. Here’s a tip – if you’re going to give pickle gifts, start saving your glass jars a few months ahead of pickle season so you don’t have to buy expensive mason jars. Just make sure you boil them to sterilize first!
Garlic Dill Refrigerator Pickles, Ingredients:
- Cucumbers, sliced (Use whatever kind you prefer, I like to do a variety but if you get the kind with a coat of wax, be sure to peel it!) – I use enough to nearly fill a quart jar
- Fresh garlic, thinly sliced – I use 2-3 large cloves per quart jar
- Sweet yellow onion, thinly sliced – I use 1 small onion per quart jar
- Dill seed (yes, seed NOT weed) – I use about a tablespoon per quart jar
- Salt – I use 1 -2 tablespoon per quart jar
- White vinegar
- Filtered water
Garlic dill refrigerator Pickles, Directions:
- Add cucumber, onion, and garlic to a large bowl. Sprinkle with dill seed and salt, then mix well (alternately you could layer directly into your mason jar).
- Pack mixture into mason jars. Pour vinegar into jar until it is about 1/4 – 1/3rd full. Fill remainder of the jar with water, screw on cap (tightly!) and give it a good shake. Taste your brine (no, SERIOUSLY) – this is your opportunity to make adjustments!
- Refrigerate overnight, then enjoy! (These will keep for about 2 weeks in the refrigerator, but I seriously doubt they will last that long.)