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Easy Refrigerator Pickles Recipe

Spicy Dill Refrigerator Pickles

These quick, crunchy dill pickles are a scrumptious snack that will keep well in the refrigerator for weeks! But you'll eat them before then, trust us :P.
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword Dill Pickles Recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 1 pint jar


  • 1 cup white vinegar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon mustard seed
  • 1 teaspoon dried dill
  • 2 Kirby pickles
  • 1 habanero pepper (optional)


The Brine

  • In a medium sauce pan, combine vinegar, water, salt, sugar, mustard seed and dried dill. Bring to a boil and shut off heat.

The cucumbers

  • Slice the Kirby cucumbers into desired shape (use the same shape for each jar you make, spears, chips or other).
  • Peel the garlic and smash it with the side of a knife (carefully!)
  • Slice the habanero. If you aren't a fan of too much heat, try a jalapeƱo instead, or omit this ingredient.
  • Add the sliced cucumbers, smashed garlic, and habanero pepper to a pint sized glass jar.
  • Pour the brine over the cucumbers, leaving 1/2 inch room at the top.
  • Tightly close the jar lid, and shake the brine to evenly coat.


Store the jar in the refrigerator for 1 week for best flavor, or allow to cool and enjoy right away. These should stay tasty and crisp for several weeks.
Tip: Remove pickles from the jar with a fork to avoid contaminating your pickles with bacteria.