Fast Homemade Pickles

Makes 3 1/2 cups

These quick pickles are good with burgers, grilled chicken, deli sandwiches, or hot dogs. Any sturdy glass jar (new or reused) works well for brining. Always clean and dry the jars before using.


  • 3 cups white vinegar

  • 1 ½ cups sugar

  • 2 teaspoons coarse salt

  • ½ teaspoon mustard seed

  • ½ teaspoon celery seed

  • 2 to 4 small red chiles (optional)

  • teaspoon ground turmeric

  • 1 ½ cups fresh dill fronds (about 1 bunch)

  • Prepared Vegetables


  1. In a medium saucepan, combine white vinegar, sugar, salt, mustard seed, celery seed, red chiles (optional), and ground turmeric. Bring to a boil, stirring to dissolve sugar. Arrange prepared vegetables and dill fronds in one or more jars. Pour hot brine into jar to completely cover vegetables and seal jar. Refrigerate until cool, about 2 hours (or up to 1 week).

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