Refrigerator Fresh Pickles (Not Shelf Stable)

I love this time of year! We are done with the cold weather and it’s not yet so hot that we can’t enjoy it! Everything is growing so fast thanks to the all the rain we’ve had and the star of the show…drum roll….CUCUMBERS! Oh my the joy they bring! Every day, I’m blessed with more! They just pop up overnight. My beautiful neighbor Beverly shared one of her favorite pickle recipes and oh my they’re so good. Enjoy!


Makes 1 quart jar / I use wide mouth or used pickle jars

4 – 5 medium pickling cucumbers / washed & sliced longways or crossways or however you like. Do not peel.

1 scant to level tablespoon canning salt – do not heap

1 tablespoon sugar – my hubs likes sweet pickles so I use 2 -3 T.

1/2 teaspoon crab/shrimp boil – trust me – 1/2 tsp will be pretty spicy – add more if you like but it can be salty – I use Zatarains

1 clove fresh peeled garlic – slit

1 /2 fresh jalapeño / de-seed if you wish

Sprig of fresh dill if you have it (Dried is ok)

1 tablespoon pickling spice

Pack the cucumber slices tightly into the jar along with the remaining ingredients – might have to push the garlic and peppers down with an object.

Pour 1/2 cup white vinegar over the cucumbers (typically 1/2 cup will be half if the jar is packed tightly.)

Fill jar with water to cover everything, put lid on tight and shake shake shake to dissolve the sugar and salt. I put a date on mine at this time. Store in the frig and shake every day for about 5 days. Ready to eat in a week (if you can wait that long!).

It’s good if you can make about 2 jars at a time. They will keep in the frig several days / weeks.

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Rachel Roberts

Rachel Roberts is a chef. She is a cohost for Movie Reviews and More. She is a single mother and devoted Christian and so much more. From Red Carpet Events, to writing her Cookbook, "Eat Clean, Drink a Little Dirty," to working on her upcoming Cooking Show Rachel Roberts Recipes. She also has a morning talk show. COFFEE TALK! Which can be seen on Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok @rachelrobertsrecipes. Rachel is a lifelong Houstonian with a strong Italian and Texas upbringing. Italian mother always cooking in the kitchen and Texarkana dad outside smoking on the pit. Travelling the world from the time she was a child, and amazing parents who loved and lived food, taught her how to eat well and made her who she is today. She is inspired by what is growing in her garden. Eat what you grow. Eat Clean, Drink a Little Dirty is her motto. From cocktails, to die for healthy are bound to fall in love with her energy and contagious enthusiasm. Join her today @rachelrobertsrecipes, check out Coffee Talk Mon-Fri, and Tuesday 7pm Central Movie Reviews and More is LIVE.