Dill Pickles

These incredibly simple pickles have just the right amount of garlic and dill and are intensely crunchy and refreshing right out of the refrigerator.

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  • Servings: Makes 1 quart
  • Time(Other): Plus overnight pickling


  • 1 1/2 cups distilled white vinegar
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 4 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 1 teaspoon coriander seeds
  • 3/4 teaspoon dill seeds
  • 2 cups hot water
  • 2 pounds kirby cucumbers, sliced 1/4 inch thick
  • 3/4 cup coarsely chopped dill
  • 3 garlic cloves, coarsely chopped

How to make this recipe

  1. In a large, heatproof measuring cup, combine the vinegar, sugar, salt, mustard seeds, coriander seeds and dill seeds with the hot water and stir until the sugar and salt are dissolved. Let the brine cool.

  2. In a large bowl, toss the cucumbers with the dill and garlic. Pour the brine over the cucumbers and turn to coat. Place a small plate over the cucumbers to keep them submerged, then cover the bowl with plastic wrap. Refrigerate the pickles overnight, stirring once or twice. Serve cold.

Make Ahead

The dill pickles can be refrigerated in an airtight container for up to 1 week.

Contributed By Photo © John Kernick Published July 2009

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Aggregate Rating value: 5

Review Count: 2244

Worst Rating: 0

Best Rating: 5

Author Name: cherie341

Review Body: They turned out to be great! Such an awesome recipe! It was an easy step to follow and I'm loving it so much. Thanks!

Review Rating: 5

Date Published: 2016-06-27

Author Name: FamousSeamus

Review Body: Made these and served along side my fried chicken.  Delicious. 

Review Rating: 5

Date Published: 2016-08-08

Author Name: Fredro4

Review Body: Really good. I added 3 cloves. if you process and seal them will they last longer than a week?

Review Rating: 5

Date Published: 2016-08-18

Author Name: Cheshire_Kitty

Review Body: I wonder what else you can pickle with this same recipe.

Date Published: 2016-08-12

Author Name: CassSask

Review Body: How long will they keep in a fridge? I love pickles and I was thinking about a week or two to store it and have some to gobble whenever I get hungry.

Review Rating: 5

Date Published: 2016-06-27

Author Name: Maranda Rechell Green

Review Body: Highly disappointed!! They taste like sweet pickles with garlic... nothing about them taste dill. I thought by using sugar it was to tone down something in the recipe.... need to be labled sweet not dill

Date Published: 2016-08-03

Author Name: faye240

Review Body: Should there be more vinegar to the brine to keep it fresh a little longer?

Review Rating: 5

Date Published: 2016-06-27

Author Name: Olya M

Review Body: How can I see reviews?

Date Published: 2016-06-26