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Homemade Dill Pickles

Photo: Petrina Tinslay
Yield Makes about 2 cups
Making homemade dill pickles is easy and fun. Get started with this simple pickle recipe.


  • 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

Nutrition 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

How to Make It

  1. 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.