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Making homemade dill pickles is easy and fun. Get started with this simple pickle recipe.

Emma Knowles
Recipe by Real Simple August 2005


Credit: Petrina Tinslay

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Makes about 2 cups


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Instructions Checklist
  • Wash the cucumbers and quarter lengthwise. Place a colander in a sink. Add the cucumbers, sprinkle with the salt, and toss to coat. Let stand for 1 hour. Rinse the cucumbers and pat dry. Place 1 cup of water, the sugar, dill seed, onion, and garlic in a large saucepan over medium heat. Stir until the sugar dissolves. Add the cucumbers and fresh dill and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for 20 minutes. Remove from heat. Transfer to a serving bowl and let cool. Cover and refrigerate for at least 3 hours.


Nutrition Facts

calcium 17.5mg; 60 calories; calories from fat 2%; carbohydrates 14.8g; fat 0.2g; fiber 0.5g; iron 0.2mg; protein 0.5mg; sodium 841.4mg.