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We have SO MANY CUCUMBERS in the garden right now, which means I’ve been making pickles.

And pickles.

And more pickles.

Every summer I make at least five types of pickles and this easy pickle recipe is my four kids’ favorite, ever. 

The good news? If you’ve got a couple of cucumbers and a jar, you probably have everything you need to make a crunchy summer snack right now.

How to make easy pickles


My Kids’ Favorite Easy Pickle Recipe: Refrigerator Pickles in Minutes!

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I reuse jars from spaghetti sauce, jam and anything else I can save JUST for pickle season. This recipe makes about 1 quart of pickles.

  • Author: charityc



23 medium/large cucumbers, quartered and sliced thickly

1/2 sweet onion, sliced

1/3 cup vinegar (any kind)

1 cup water

1 tablespoon sugar

2 teaspoons salt


Fill your jar with sliced cucumbers and onions.

In a large measuring cup with a spout, combine the vinegar, water, sugar and salt. Whisk until the sugar and salt has dissolved.

Pour the vinegar liquid over the cucumbers and onions.

Screw on the cap and shake.

Store in the fridge for at least 1 hour, or overnight.

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Foodlets Review

Real quotes from my very real kids.

“These taste like the beach!” – Phoebe, 10

“They’re DELICIOUS!” – Estelle, 8

“Tasty!” – George, 7

“More pickles, please!” – Violet, 5

More yummy recipes kids love:

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  • Oven-Baked BBQ Chicken Drumsticks
  • World’s Best Chocolate Chip Cookies
  • Super Simple DIY Parmesan Cheese Crackers

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