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Quick Homemade Pickles

Photo: Antonis Achilleos; Styling: Gerri Williams for James Reps
Prep time 5 mins
Cook time 5 mins
Chill time 2 hrs
Yield About 1 pint (serving size: 1/2 of recipe)
Quick Homemade Pickles are a cinch to make and the perfect condiment for your summer cookouts.

Ingredients

  • 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

Nutrition 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

How to Make It

  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.

Also appeared in: All You, None, 2014, Get Ready for Summer Special;