What to do with all those cucumbers, quick and easy dill pickles!

Easy Fridge Dill Pickles
Prep Time
15 mins

A great summer recipe for all those cucumbers you grow. Easy to make and you can eat the next day! From our newsletter volunteer Elena from smittenkitchen.com

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 servings
  • 8 pickling cumbers
  • 2 tbsp fresh dill
  • 3 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup white vinegar
  1. Slice your cucumbers very thin — 1/8-inch slices here but usually go even thinner on a mandoline. 

  2. Place them in a 1-liter or equivalent lidded jar. 

  3. Add 3 teaspoons salt and dill, then pour in white vinegar. 

  4. Close the jar and give it a few shakes to begin distributing the ingredients.

  5. Within an hour or two, the salt will draw the moisture from the cucumbers and wilt them, while the liquid becomes a perfectly balanced pickle brine.

  6. Place jar in the refrigerator near the front, which should remind you to shake it once or twice more over the new few hours. 

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