Refrigerator Pickles

28 Feb


I am not a fan of pickles or really, anything pickled.  But, my husband and kids LOVE pickles, so I decided to try an experiment with the cucumbers we received from Bountiful Baskets this past weekend.  I actually like these, although I think it’s because they still taste more like cucumbers than pickles.  My husband and kids really like them too.


Refrigerator Pickles

What you need:

6 cups sliced cucumbers (I used my mandolin slicer to get them thin and evenly cut)
1 small onion, diced
1 tablespoon salt
2 teaspoons celery seed (I didn’t have celery seeds, so I used 2 teaspoons celery salt and reduced to 1 teaspoon salt)
1 1/2 teaspoons mustard seeds
1 cup vinegar
1/2 cup sugar (more or less depending on the level of sweetness you want)

How to make it:

Mix together cucumbers, onion, salt, celery seed, and mustard seed in a bowl.  Cover loosely with plastic wrap and let sit for an hour.

Boil vinegar and remove from heat.  Stir in sugar to dissolve it.  Allow to fully cool.

Pour vinegar mixture over the cucumber mix, and stir gently.  Cover bowl tightly and put in the refrigerator.  Allow to sit in refrigerator for at least 24 hours.  Will last covered in refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.

4 Responses to “Refrigerator Pickles”


  1. Sierra Vista Farmer’s Market « My Gems of Parenting - March 1, 2012

    […] cucumbers and 2 zucchini, $3.50 total.  Cucumbers are currently being made into Refrigerator Pickles, and the zucchini will be made into Italian Crescent Zucchini […]


  2. Basket Breakdown – 6/9/2012 « My Gems of Parenting - June 13, 2012

    […]  I will be making it this week and sharing the recipe soon.  The cucumber I will slice and make Refrigerator Pickles.  I will probably also make Kale Chips […]


  3. Our 4th of July Barbecue « My Gems of Parenting - July 4, 2012

    […] of the taste was right on.  This recipe called for sweet relish and onion, so since I had made Refrigerator Pickles a couple days ago, I chopped up the onions and “pickles” to add to the potato salad. […]


  4. Refrigerator Dill Pickles | My Gems of Parenting - April 30, 2013

    […] and on sale at the grocery store.  My husband and kids love pickles, and while I had made sweet Refrigerator Pickles before, my older daughter has decided she isn’t real fond of sweet pickles.  So, I decided […]


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