Vertically sliced dill pickles on a wooden cutting board next to a jar of pickles

Dill Pickles

Crunchy, fresh pickles are a great addition to any sandwich and are so easy to make. You only need a few ingredients and about 30 minutes!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword cucumber, dill, pickles
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Cooling Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 13kcal
Author Stephanie Lynch



  • 1 pickling cucumber
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 8 sprigs dill
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper chili flakes
  • 1 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 1/2 tbsp pickling salt


  • Wash the cucumber and cut to the desired size for pickles
  • Wash and dry jars for pickles
  • Slice garlic and add to jars with dill and chili flakes
  • In a small pot, combine apple cider vinegar, water, and pickling salt and bring to a rolling boil
  • Let brine cool for a few minutes and pour into the jars until they are almost full
  • Seal jars and leave out until they reach room temperature
  • Store in the refrigerator for up to 2-3 weeks


Calories: 13kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Sodium: 1314mg | Potassium: 78mg | Vitamin A: 80IU | Vitamin C: 1.8mg | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 0.2mg