Homemade Dill Pickles

Homemade Dill PicklesRecipe
Photo: Petrina Tinslay
Making homemade dill pickles is easy and fun. Get started with this simple pickle recipe.


Makes about 2 cups

Recipe from

Real Simple

Nutritional Information

Calcium 17.45 mg
Calories 59.8
Caloriesfromfat 2 %
Carbohydrate 14.82 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Fat 0.15 g
Fiber 0.54 g
Iron 0.22 mg
Protein 0.46 mg
Satfat 0.01 g
Sodium 841.41 mg


1 pound Kirby cucumbers
2 tablespoons kosher salt
1/2 cup sugar
2 teaspoons dill seed
1 small onion, thinly sliced
2 cloves garlic
4 sprigs fresh dill


Wash the cucumbers and quarter lengthwise. Place a colander in a sink. Add the cucumbers, sprinkle with the salt, and toss to coat. Let stand for 1 hour. Rinse the cucumbers and pat dry. Place 1 cup of water, the sugar, dill seed, onion, and garlic in a large saucepan over medium heat. Stir until the sugar dissolves. Add the cucumbers and fresh dill and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for 20 minutes. Remove from heat. Transfer to a serving bowl and let cool. Cover and refrigerate for at least 3 hours.