Refrigerator Pickles – Super Simple

There always comes a time to focus on preserving the harvest.  You can freeze tomatoes for making sauce later on, freeze pesto and even making refrigerator pickles.  With your cucumbers lately and I decided to try my hand at making refrigerator pickles – a good example recipe to check out is Martha Stewart’s recipe.

Refrigerator Pickles


8 cups sliced cucumbers  (I use  this Norpro Deluxe Mandoline Slicer/Grater mandolin to cut my cucumbers and am very happy with it)
1 sweet onion, sliced
1 1/2 tsp kosher salt
3 cups sugar
1 1/2 cups white vinegar
1 1/2 tsp celery seed
1 1/2 tsp mustard seed


1.  Toss cucumbers, onion, and salt – set aside.
2.  Combine the remaining ingredients in a small bowl.
3.  Divide cucumber mixture between four pint-sized canning jars.
4.  Pour vinegar mixture over.  (Invest in a  canning funnel SO worth it.)
5.  Put a lid on and refrigerate for at least 8 hours.
Note:  We did sterilize my jars and lids before using them.