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Photo: Randy Mayor; Stylist: Lindsey Lower

Easy Dill Pickle Spears

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.

Cooking Light JULY 2013

  • Yield: Serves 24 (serving size: 1 spear)

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:

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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 5
  • Fat: 0.1g
  • Saturated fat: 0.0g
  • Sodium: 49mg
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