Easy Refrigerator Pickles

Easy Refrigerator Pickles Recipe

Randy Mayor

Refrigerator pickles are easy to make, and there's no need for kettle steamers, special jars, and vacuum-tight lids. Plus, unlike store-bought pickles, these scrumptious homemade pickles are low in sodium.


7 cups (serving size: 1/4 cup)

Recipe from

Cooking Light

Nutritional Information

Calories 28
Caloriesfromfat 10 %
Fat 0.1 g
Satfat 0.0 g
Monofat 0.0 g
Polyfat 0.1 g
Protein 0.3 g
Carbohydrate 7 g
Fiber 0.3 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Iron 0.1 mg
Sodium 64 mg
Calcium 7 mg


6 cups thinly sliced pickling cucumbers (about 2 pounds)
2 cups thinly sliced onion
1 1/2 cups white vinegar
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds
1/2 teaspoon celery seeds
1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
4 garlic cloves, thinly sliced


Place 3 cups cucumber in a medium glass bowl; top with 1 cup onion. Repeat procedure with the remaining 3 cups cucumber and remaining 1 cup onion.

Combine vinegar and remaining ingredients in a small saucepan; stir well. Bring to a boil; cook 1 minute. Pour over cucumber mixture; let cool. Cover and chill at least 4 days.

Note: Pickles may be stored in the refrigerator for up to one month.

Kathleen Kanen,

Cooking Light

August 2007
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