Victor Protasio
Hands-On Time
5 Mins
Total Time
24 hours, 5 min., including 24 hours chilling
24 (serving size: 1 pickle)

A snappy, crisp pickle is an essential go-to recipe for any home cook. Thankfully, your search can be over. This easy recipe combines standard elements—dill, garlic, and mustard seeds—with Persian cucumbers instead of the classic Kirby. That’s good news because Persian cucumbers have a high skin-to-flesh ratio, which makes these pickles extra crunchy. Using apple cider vinegar (as opposed to more traditionally used distilled vinegar), adds a distinct tart-sweet note to the spears. Some serving ideas: serve whole with hors d’oeuvres, chop and stir into salads, or muddle up with vodka for a twist on a dirty martini.

How to Make It

Step 1

Place water, vinegar, sugar, salt, mustard seeds, garlic, and dill in a quart-size glass jar fitted with a lid. Shake until sugar and salt are dissolved. Add cucumbers; cover and chill until pickles are crisp, about 24 hours.

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