7 cups (serving size: 1/4 cup)

Don’t let your cucumbers go bad or freeze in the fridge. Refrigerator pickles are easy to make, and there's no need for kettle steamers, special jars, and vacuum-tight lids. Make an extra batch to top off grilled burgers, diced for fresh tartar sauce, as the perfect side to a simple sandwich or just a quick, tangy snack. The pickling liquid can be used with other vegetables as well such as beets, onions and carrots depending on the season. Plus, unlike store-bought pickles, these scrumptious homemade pickles are low in sodium.

How to Make It

Step 1

Place 3 cups cucumber in a medium glass bowl; top with 1 cup onion. Repeat procedure with the remaining 3 cups cucumber and remaining 1 cup onion.

Step 2

Combine vinegar and remaining ingredients in a small saucepan; stir well. Bring to a boil; cook 1 minute. Pour over cucumber mixture; let cool. Cover and chill at least 4 days.

Step 3

Note: Pickles may be stored in the refrigerator for up to one month.

Chef's Notes

These pickles are your summer cookout must-have. This quick and easy topping is perfect for any burger, chicken sandwich, or even for a fish fry.

Ratings & Reviews

Msprenger's Review

August 17, 2014
I made these pickles and mine turned out tasting better than the store bought bread and butter pickles 4$. Will be giving away 2 jars, keeping some for me. Next I am trying the dill!

NutsinNormal's Review

September 12, 2009
I give this recipe 5 Stars because we can't live without it! I don't make conventional pickles like Mama used to do, but I have to have a jar of these in the refrigerator at all times during cuke season! They are fantastic either with a sandwich or as a side-dish (ala cucumber-onion salad). My husband, who refuses to touch a cuke in any other form, wants them with just about every meal. Beware, though, the turmeric will make the liquid stain your dish-towel, wooden spoon, counter-top... you name it!

JenniferM's Review

July 26, 2012
These are so easy and delicious. I found them a little sweet for my taste, so will probably cut the sugar down to 1/2 c. or less next time.

krazyeric's Review

February 19, 2014
I am curious about what type of salt to use. I assume pickling salt.

antonio1944's Review

August 05, 2013

bafinaire's Review

August 16, 2010
I ended up making double the amount of the liquid solution because my cucumber/onion mix was only half covered. I also put about one and a half the amount of crushed red pepper for an added kick. Good pickles though.

MorMor50's Review

July 31, 2013
Not a pickle maker but willing to give these a try. i like bread and butter with a little "kick." If you added a little jalapeño, would these qualify???

DCarper's Review

August 22, 2012

Slee1337's Review

August 19, 2014
Wow! Delicious and zesty!

sansuzy's Review

September 28, 2010
These pickles tasted great! Not too sweet or salty, just right. I didn't have white vinegar, so used cider vinegar, and they turned out just fine. A nice, easy recipe I will certainly make again.