Easy Dill Pickle Spears

Easy Dill Pickle Spears Recipe
Photo: Randy Mayor; Stylist: Lindsey Lower

Easy Dill Pickle Spears rival the store-bought version not only for flavor and ease but they're lower in sodium. Don't worry—our Easy Dill Pickle Spears still register a briny kick but only comes in at 49g of sodium per spear.

Yield:

Serves 24 (serving size: 1 spear)

Recipe from

Cooking Light

Nutritional Information

Calories 5
Fat 0.1 g
Satfat 0.0 g
Sodium 49 mg

Ingredients

2 cups water
1 1/2 cups white wine vinegar
1 1/2 teaspoons sugar
1 1/4 teaspoons kosher salt
1 teaspoon black peppercorns
1 teaspoon dill seed
1 teaspoon mustard seeds
4 thinly sliced garlic cloves
6 pickling cucumbers
3/4 ounce fresh dill

Preparation

Combine water, vinegar, sugar, kosher salt, peppercorns, dill seed, mustard seeds, and garlic in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil; stir. Quarter pickling cucumbers lengthwise, and place in a bowl or jar; add fresh dill. Top with hot vinegar mixture. Cover and refrigerate overnight.

Note:

MyRecipes is working with Let's Move!, the Partnership for a Healthier America, and USDA's MyPlate to give anyone looking for healthier options access to a trove of recipes that will help them create healthy, tasty plates. For more information about creating a healthy plate, visit www.choosemyplate.gov.

Sidney Fry, MS, RD,

Cooking Light

July 2013
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