Quick Homemade Pickles

Quick Homemade Pickles Recipe
Photo: Antonis Achilleos; Styling: Gerri Williams for James Reps
Quick Homemade Pickles are a cinch to make and the perfect condiment for your summer cookouts.


About 1 pint (serving size: 1/2 of recipe)

Cost per Serving:


Recipe Time

Prep: 5 Minutes
Cook: 5 Minutes
Chill: 2 Hours

Nutritional Information

Calories 20
Fat 0.0 g
Satfat 0.0 g
Protein 0.0 g
Carbohydrate 4 g
Fiber 0.0 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Sodium 196 mg


1 cup cider vinegar
2 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon salt
2 small cloves garlic, crushed
1 teaspoon mustard seeds
1 teaspoon black peppercorns
1 small red or green chili pepper, halved and seeded
1 large cucumber, cut into 1/4-inch-thick slices


1. Combine vinegar, 1/2 cup water, sugar and salt in a small saucepan. Bring to a simmer over medium-high heat, stirring to dissolve sugar and salt.

2. Place remaining ingredients in a large heatproof bowl. Pour vinegar mixture over. Add water to completely cover cucumbers, if necessary. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours. Pickles will keep for up to 1 week in the refrigerator.

May 2013
Also featured in: Get Ready for Summer Special, All You, None 2014;