Makes a one-liter Mason jar’s worth of pickles

10-12 small organic cucumbers

*1/2 cup onion, sliced thick- optional, but lovely*

1 tsp. caraway seeds

3-5 cloves of garlic (depending on how much you love garlic)

1/2 cup fresh dill

2 Tbsp sea salt

1 Tbsp fresh peppercorns

1 clean Mason jar

2 cups of pure unfiltered water


·       Place garlic cloves and ½ of the dill into the jar.

·       Add your cucumbers. Place the remainder of the dill down the sides of the jar.  It helps to fill the jar from the bottom vertically, then place a few horizontally to wedge them in nice and tight. This will help keep them submerged for optimal fermentation.  You can also double, triple, or quadruple the recipe and make a variety of sizes and flavors.  Try slicing the cucumbers thick, and or skipping the caraway, or maybe spice a jar up with some jalapenos or red pepper flakes.  As long as you have the salt/water and dill you won’t mess them up!  The main thing is they need to be packed in and submerged.  The rest is just for looks!


·       Add water until you reach the part of the jar that starts to taper in. Again, make sure they are covered.

·       For exact measuring to your jar:  pour the water from the jar into a measuring cup. For every 1 cup of water, add ¾ Tbsp of sea salt per cup of water – you may want less or more depending on your pickle pallet)

·       Stir the sea salt into the water until completely dissolved and then pour back into your jar of cucumbers.

·       Seal the jar and set on counter covered or in a cupboard that is located in a moderate temperature for your home.  You don’t want them in a hot window or in a cold spot either.   Ensure that the cucumbers stay submerged in the brine, no one wants mold! If they keep popping up, you can cover with a heavy leaf of cabbage or a weight on top to keep them under the brine.

·       Let stand for 3-4 days and then move them to your fridge. Open when you’re ready. Always use a clean fork or spoon to prevent contaminating your pickles.  There are no preservatives in this jar.  ENJOY!

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