Yield
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

Msprenger
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

Christie0822
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

JenniferM
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

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

antonio1944's Review

CharliesGirl
August 05, 2013
N/A

bafinaire's Review

krazyeric
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

kimberlyrose
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

CherylTaylor
August 22, 2012
N/A

Slee1337's Review

girl4reba
August 19, 2014
Wow! Delicious and zesty!

sansuzy's Review

SULA69
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.