How To Make Refrigerator Dill Pickles & Pickled Vegetables

A few weeks ago at the Boulder Farmers’ Market, most stalls were advertising ‘pickling cucumbers.’ I have always wanted to try making pickles, and thought of the process as long, involving cooking the brine and adding sugar and waiting.

Easy Refrigerator Dill Pickles and Pickled VegetablesWhen I realized that it could be a simple process of shaking together some ingredients in the fridge, I was on board! Let me quote Portlandia for a quick second, because I really felt like “We can pickle that!” (please please watch that video clip if you have no idea what I’m talking about).

Easy Refrigerator Pickled Dill Veggies

Refrigerator Dill Pickles & Pickled Vegetables
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Recipe type: Snacks
  • 2 pounds firm-skinned seedless cucumbers
  • ½ pound green beans
  • ½ pound carrots
  • ¼ cup fresh dill
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 5 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 cup white vinegar
  • 6 or 7 wide-mouth pint jars
  1. Slice your cucumbers and carrots into desired shapes- whether spears or disks- knowing that the thinner you slice, the more 'pickled' they will become. Clean and trim green beans.
  2. Place vegetables into jars, mixing as desired. I did jars with only pickles and then jars with green beans and carrots.
  3. Chop fresh dill and garlic and divide them up over top of the jars, along with the salt.
  4. Divide up the white vinegar between jars. The line of liquid should not go more than a quarter of the way up the jars. Close the jars tightly and give them a good shake to disperse the dill, garlic, and salt.
  5. Place the jars in the refrigerator and flip them upside down after 2 hours. Repeat this flipping process a few times over the next day, as you remember or as you are at the fridge.
  6. The pickles are ready after a day or so, and keep for 2+ weeks. Do not drain the brining liquid.
These pickles are not canned and therefore must be kept in the refrigerator. The tall jars pictured are wide mouth pint & a half mason jars.

Easy Refrigerator Dill Pickles - ready in just 24 hours with 10 minutes of prep time!I loosely followed this recipe for proportions, and we adjusted as we went to our tastes. While I collaborated with a friend to make a bigger batch than you might want, this recipe is easy to halve (or even quarter if you just want a jar or two!).

Easy Refrigerator Pickled Vegetables- ready in 24 hours in the fridge after 10 minutes of prep time!There is something lovely about biting into a perfect pickle, and the green beans and carrots ended up being my favorite out of the bunch! I have added them into salads, had them as snacks, and gifted them to friends!

P.S. Could this green + orange color combination from this post be more perfect for my site? Love.



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