Garlic Dill and Garlic Jalapeno Pickles Recipe

Garlic Dill and Garlic Jalapeno Pickles

So many cucumbers! Oh my! It is August and there are a plethora of cucumbers in my house right now. After snacks of cucumbers and cucumber salad, I was just having trouble eating all of them. My husband suggested I make pickles. So make pickles I did! Read below for the recipes/method.

My homemade pickles

My homemade pickles


  1. 4-5 small pickling cucumbers and 2-3 medium sized cucumbers to cut into chunks
  2. 2 quart mason jars and 1 pint mason jar
  3. 4 tablespoons dill
  4. 11 cloves of garlic
  5. 3 teaspoons of peppercorns
  6. 1 jalapeno, diced
  7. 1 teaspoon of dried red pepper flakes
  8. 3 cups apple cider vinegar
  9. 3 cups water
  10. 4 tablespoons pickling salt

Step 1: Sanitize Mason jars and lids. Put them in boiling water for 10-15 minutes.

Step 2: While sanitizing the Mason jars, wash and dry the cucumbers. Slice them, if wanted.

Step 3: Remove Mason jars. Let them dry. In the quart Mason jars I put 2 tablespoons of dill, 4 cloves of garlic, 1 teaspoon of peppercorns, and 1/2 teaspoon of dried red pepper flakes. In the pint Mason jar I put 3 cloves of garlic, 1 teaspoon of peppercorns, and jalapeno. Divide cucumbers equally amongst the jars.

Step 4: Combine apple cider vinegar, water, and pickling salt into a pot. Bring to a boil.

Step 5: Fill each jar with the boiling brine mixture, leaving 1/4 inch of headspace. Remove any airspace that may be present. Put lids on the Mason jars.

Step 6: At this point you can put them in the fridge. They should keep up to 3 months. If you are processing the jars for shelf stability, lower them back into the pot you used to sterilize the jars. Bring water to a boil and boil for 10-15 minutes.

Step 7: Let pickles rest for at least one week prior to eating. I know it will be hard!



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