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Quick Homemade Pickles

Quick Homemade Pickles are a cinch to make and the perfect condiment for your summer cookouts.

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


  • 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.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 20
  • Fat: 0.0g
  • Saturated fat: 0.0g
  • Protein: 0.0g
  • Carbohydrate: 4g
  • Fiber: 0.0g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0mg
  • Sodium: 196mg

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Quick Homemade Pickles Recipe