Garlic Dill Refrigerator Pickles

Prep 15 mins
Total 15 mins

Garlic Dill Refrigerator Pickles are perfectly crunchy and stay fresh for weeks! These homemade pickles are crazy easy to make, and loaded with fresh dill, zesty garlic and spices.

These pickles go great on my Slow Cooker Coca Cola Pulled Pork recipe! You’ve got to try it!

Garlic Dill Refrigerator Pickles

I Love How Easy This Recipe For Homemade Pickles Is

In 10 years, this is my first ever pickle recipe and that is pretty shocking.

I love homemade pickles! I grew up helping can my families bread & butter pickles.

How have I made it this long without sharing a recipe??

Honestly, it’s mostly because I make quickles (refrigerated pickles) more often than anything else.

They are just so dang easy and I don’t have to worry about if I am getting my canning technique down right.

Garlic Dill Pickle Recipe

Garlic Dill Refrigerator Pickles Are A Staple In My House

I have been making these Garlic Dill Refrigerator Pickles for years now and the recipe is perfect in my humble opinion.

I love using tons of fresh dill to give them all the flavor and fresh sliced garlic.

Slicing the garlic is key, because I feel you get the most flavor out of it that way AND you also wind up with pickled garlic.

I’m not going to lie, the little bites of spicy pickled garlic is honestly one of my favorite parts.

Homemade Pickles Recipe

What Type Of Cucumbers Work Best For Refrigerator Pickles?

You want to use little pickling cucumbers, but if you can’t find those, you can also use english cucumbers.

Both work fine, but I do personally prefer my little pickling cucumbers the best for this use.

And lastly, lots of spices and a little hint of sugar! I use lots of mustard seeds, coriander seeds, black peppercorns and salt.

Are These Garlic Dill Pickles Sweet?

These are not sweet pickles, but the sugar does add just a slight hint to them to cut through the vinegar.

However, you can absolutely skip it completely for some great low carb pickles instead.

When I was eating low carb exclusively, I was making tons of batches of these Garlic Dill Refrigerator Pickles!

They make the BEST low carb snack!

Homemade Garlic Dill Pickles Recipe

How To Make Quick Refrigerator Pickles

These pickles are super easy to make, especially if you have a mandoline to slice the cucumbers.

I have two mandolines, one big one that does crinkle cuts and one small handheld mandoline that is SO easy to use and clean. It’s my favorite, by far.

Then you add your sliced cucumbers, spices, garlic and dill to mason jars and bring all the other ingredients together to a boil.

Pour all that boiling water/vinegar mixture on top of the cucumbers and seal your jars. Let them cool for a little…and then into the refrigerator they go!

You can eat them within hours, or they are best after 12 hours. Then you can store them for up to a month in the fridge!

I hope you love these Garlic Dill Quickles as much as we do. They are a staple around here!

Yield: 8 servings

Garlic Dill Refrigerator Pickles

Homemade Dill Pickles Recipe

Garlic Dill Refrigerator Pickles are perfectly crunchy and stay fresh for weeks! These homemade pickles are crazy easy to make, and loaded with fresh dill, zesty garlic and spices.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes


  • a small handful of fresh dill, chopped
  • 8 garlic cloves, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons mustard seeds
  • 2 tablespoons coriander seeds
  • about 20 black peppercorns
  • 2 pounds pickling cucumbers, washed and sliced in 1/3 inch rounds
  •  2 3/4 cups of water
  • 1 1/4 cup white or apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup kosher salt
  •  3 tablespoons sugar, optional (omit to make low carb quickles)
  • 2 quart size mason jars, sterilized


In the bottom of each mason jar, place a few sprigs of dill. Place half of the sliced garlic, mustard seeds, coriander seeds and peppercorns in the bottoms of each mason jar. Top with sliced cucumbers. And then top with the remaining dill and spices.

Combine water, vinegar, salt and sugar in a large sauce pan. Bring to a boil, stirring often until salt and sugar have dissolved.

Carefully fill each jar with the boiling water/vinegar/salt mixture, making sure to get the cucumbers completely covered.

Screw on the lids and let cool on counter. Once cooled, transfer to refrigerator and let chill for 12 hours (you can eat them sooner, they will just be crisper and have not taken on all the flavor yet).

They will keep well for several weeks, as long as you keep them refrigerated. (Naturally, if anything looks or smells funky, discard them immediately.)

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Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

6 pickles

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 60Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 3545mgCarbohydrates: 12gFiber: 2gSugar: 5gProtein: 2g

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17 Responses
  1. H

    Sounds great. Is there any way to do this without having to sterilize the mason jars? Can one just use regular clean mason jars instead?

  2. Miranda

    The name is so cute! These look so delicious but I was hoping to make them spicy. Do you have any suggestions?

  3. Teresa

    Looks great! I cannot pin recipe because all the images on this page are broken though. I’ll check back another time. Thanks!

  4. Jenny Bullistron

    I need to make these stat to have them in my life forever. What a great recipe! I’m too am so in love with the garlic bits. Oh, I gotta have these now! I see a new favorite snack in my near future.

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