Quick & Easy Recipes

Dill Pickle Recipe


Have an abundance of garden cucumbers this Summer? Follow this simple dill pickle recipe and create delicious refrigerator pickles to stock away for later or to give away as thoughtful neighbor / teacher gifts.

Our family loves cucumbers! We eat them plain, sprinkled with seasoned salt and in our garden salads. However, come mid July we have more cucumbers than we can keep up with! One delicious and easy Dill Pickle recipe to the rescue!

garden cucumbers in a green bowl
garden cucumbers on a wood table

I love pickles, but have previously never tried making them. I’m not really sure why? Perhaps it seemed to laborious, or perhaps I thought myself to impatient to wait for the pickling period. Whatever the reason, I can’t believe I waited this long!

cucumbers in a bowl and a Ball pickling jar

With a little nudge from my husband (sometimes it takes that) we found a recipe that is not only delicious, but an incredibly quick process as well! This dill pickle recipe take only 24 hours to pickle. No joke! I doubted it at first, however being the impatient person that I am, I actually cracked into a jar at the 23rd hour and was amazed at the dill pickle flavor busting from these spears!

Dill pickle recipe cucumber spears and 24 hour pickle brine

Ok, this is too fun, I thought! I – just – made – pickles!! I mean, honestly, it’s so cool! This is so easy and so fast! Why had I waited so long?! So I’m hear to tell you that if you have ever thought about making dill pickles this is your recipe! This dill pickle recipe is fast, easy and delicious!

dill pickle recipe ingredients
dill pickle recipe ingredients with white vinegar

Servings: About 36 spears, or four 32 oz jars


  • 1-1/4 cups distilled white vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 cups cold water
  • 1-3/4 to 2 pounds garden pickle cucumbers (about 6), cut into spears 
  • 2 tablespoons coriander seeds (we could not find coriander seeds, so we used ground coriander instead)
  • 6 large garlic cloves, peeled and halved
  • 1 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 16 dill sprigs
dill pickle recipe ingredients in white prep bowls
dill pickle recipe ingredient


  1. Combine the vinegar, salt and sugar in a small non-reactive saucepan (such as stainless steel, glass, ceramic or teflon) over high heat. Whisk until the salt and sugar are dissolved. Transfer the liquid into a bowl and whisk in the cold water. Refrigerate brine until ready to use.
Dill pickle recipe dill and pickle spears
dill pickle spears

2. Stuff the cucumbers into 4 1-quart jars. Add the coriander seeds, garlic cloves, mustard seeds, red pepper flakes, dill sprigs, and chilled brine into jars, dividing evenly.

jar of pickles
jar of pickles with the dill pickle recipe ingredients in it

3. If necessary, add a bit of cold water to the jars until the brine covers the cucumbers. Cover and refrigerate about 24 hours, then serve.

pouring the dill pickle recipe brine into jars

4. Cucumbers will keep in the refrigerator for up to one month.

jar of dill pickles

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