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Refrigerator Pickles MAGIC ELIXIRS (TM)

  • Author: nocrumbsleft
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: varies
  • Diet: Gluten Free


Homemade pickles are the way to go! They are easy to make and so flavorful. 


  • 10 cloves garlic
  • 2 cups white vinegar
  • 6 teaspoons kosher salt
  • Bunch of fresh dill sprigs
  • 1 teaspoon celery seed
  • 3/4 teaspoon coriander seed
  • 1 teaspoon mustard seed
  • 1 teaspoon peppercorns (black, pink or mixed)
  • Kirby cucumbers, quartered or halved
  • Carrots, peeled and cut into strips or halved lengthwise
  • French green beans
  • Cauliflower
  • Red peppers
  • Chilis, or jalapeños
  • Mason Jars


Create a brine by bringing 4 cups of water to a boil, reduce the heat so the water simmers and add the garlic and cook for 5 minutes. Then add the vinegar and salt and raise the heat to a boil, stirring until the salt dissolves. Remove from heat.

In mason jars, place a few sprigs of dill in each. Divide the seeds and peppercorns between the jars. Place the garlic from the brine into each jar. Pack the jars with the vegetables like a Christmas Stocking. I make a game by moving, adding, cutting and stuffing to try and get something in every crevice of the jar.

Bring the brine back to a boil and pour it over the vegetables, being sure to cover completely, let cool and refrigerate.

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