I love making things homemade, but some things are just easier bought from a store already done. Before I had these pickles, I would’ve assumed pickles were one of those things. I’m not exaggerating when I say that these pickles literally made my hamburger! Extremely fresh and last a long time.
I adapted these from Clean and Delicious. If you’re a visual person like me, the video in the link is very helpful (my vinegar and container are different). This is one of my favorite websites for healthy food that tastes yummy. Remember, taste is #1 importance when cooking or baking something for me!
Here’s what you’ll need:
1 Quart mason jar (you could use an old pickle or spaghetti sauce jar) with lid
1-2 cucumbers, cut to your desired thickness (I cut mine about 1/4 inch thick)
1-2 cloves chopped garlic
4-5 sprigs of fresh dill
1 1/4 cups white wine vinegar (I used distilled white vinegar because I didn’t have any)
3/4 cups water
1 Tbsp + 1tsp. kosher salt
1. Pour water and vinegar in a pot, stir, and bring to a boil on medium high heat. Once it boils, turn it off and add salt. Let it cool completely.
2. While water is boiling, place your garlic, dill, and cucumbers in jar (in that order). Pack it full.
3. Once water mixture has cooled, pour over cucumbers in the jar. Add water to fill the rest of jar up to the top.
*The vinegar and water was supposed to fill it up completely, but when I poured my liquid in the jar it was only halfway full. I ran out of vinegar to make another batch of liquid, so I just filled it with water and hoped for the best. I’m glad I did, because they were just the right amount of tart (vinegar). Anymore and I don’t think I would have liked it.
I love topping mine on a turkey burger with lettuce, mozzarella cheese, and bbq sauce. A true Texan burger!