Get Yourself in a Pickle

Homemade pickles! Yes I did it. I just wanted to say I could. And if you’ve ever wanted to give it a try, it’s super simple.

Plus, the bonus of making you’re own pickles is that you can flavor them anyway you like. I was feeling a dijon dill flavor.

Also – I finally found out what to do with those tiny pickling cucumbers at the store. Which I used to spend time asking myself who buys them. Now, me!

You can go a more traditional route with flavoring than I did, but I really loved how these turned out so I say get creative. I will be trying the next batch with some chili powder in it.


4-5 Pickling cucumbers (sliced on an angle)

1/2 Cup white vinegar

2 tsp unrefined coconut sugar

1 tsp Dill seasoning

2 tbsp Dijon Mustard

2 Cloves finely chopped garlic (or pressed)

1 tsp salt

1 bay leaf


1. Heat up a small sauce pan over medium heat and add in vinegar, sugar, salt, garlic and dijon mustard and whisk until mixed well. Heat up to medium high heat and cook together until it comes up to a simmer and all the sugar has dissolved.

2. Place your pickles in a heat proof bowl and top with the dill and bay leaf.

3. Pour the simmering pickling sauce over the cucumbers. Using a spoon, toss the pickles until they are all coated in the liquid. Let you cucumbers cool before placing in the refrigerator to chill. Best served cold after 1-2 hours.

These were light and crunchy and full of flavor. And they made a super easy and delicious snack. Let me know if you try these and love them and how you flavored them!