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Almost Hands-Free Dill Pickles

Dill pickles in a jar
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Makes 16 spears| Hands-On Time:

Ingredients

Directions

  1. Place the cucumbers in a 1-quart jar or some other container with a tight-fitting lid.
  2. In a bowl, combine the vinegar, onion, garlic, sugar, dill seed, peppercorns, bay leaf, 2 teaspoons salt, and ¾ cup hot tap water. Stir until the sugar dissolves.
  3. Pour the vinegar mixture into the jar with the cucumbers, cover, and refrigerate for at least 1 day before serving. The pickles will last up to 1 week.
By August, 2010

Nutritional Information

  • Per Serving
  • Calories 13
  • Fat 0g
  • Sat Fat 0g
  • Cholesterol 0mg
  • Sodium 241mg
  • Protein 0g
  • Carbohydrate 3g
  • Sugar 2g
  • Fiber 0g
  • Iron 0mg
  • Calcium 8mg
What does this mean? See Nutrition 101 .

Quick Tip

Garlic bulb
Don’t worry if the garlic cloves take on a bluish tinge. Raw garlic contains an enzyme that can sometimes cause it to discolor when mixed with acidic ingredients, such as vinegar.

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