Photo: Randy Mayor; Stylist: Lindsey Lower
Serves 24 (serving size: 1 spear)

Easy Dill Pickle Spears rival the store-bought version not only for flavor and ease but they're lower in sodium. Don't worry—our Easy Dill Pickle Spears still register a briny kick but only comes in at 49g of sodium per spear.

How to Make It

Combine water, vinegar, sugar, kosher salt, peppercorns, dill seed, mustard seeds, and garlic in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil; stir. Quarter pickling cucumbers lengthwise, and place in a bowl or jar; add fresh dill. Top with hot vinegar mixture. Cover and refrigerate overnight.

Chef's Notes

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Ratings & Reviews

amateurcook's Review

September 07, 2013
I made these for my son and he said they were too vinegary at first but after 4-5 days they mellowed and were very good and would eat again. He suggested maybe adding less vinegar at first, a little more sugar and hickory smoke for flavoring. Nice it isn't as salty as regular pickles.

nabied's Review

July 20, 2013
Husband loved them and so easy.

Brokenwheels's Review

June 23, 2013
Unbelievably easy and turned out perfect! I might cut back just a little on the sugar and add a few hot pepper flakes. Better than most store bought!