Easy Refrigerator Pickles

Spring and summer is the perfect time to make these easy Refrigerator Pickles! They are crunchy and sweet, easy to make and the perfect topping for a burger. They also make a great snack. Now that you know how easy they are to make you'll be enjoying them all summer long!

Course Condiments
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 10 servings
Calories 89 kcal
Author Souper Chef Deb


  • 1 cups cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 cups sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Salt
  • 2 tablespoon celery salt optional
  • 2-3 cucumbers


  1. In a medium pan over medium heat combine the vinegar, water, salt and sugar.

  2. Stir until the sugar and salt are completely dissolved. 

  3. Remove from heat and stir in the celery salt (if using). Set aside and cool completely.

  4. While the brine is cooling, slice the cucumbers in 1/4 inch slices

  5. Pack them in a large plastic bowl or glass jar. 

  6. Pour over the marinade and cover tightly. 

  7. Place in refrigerator and allow them to marinade them for three to four days before using. (It's hard.... I know! :) )

Recipe Notes

** For variations, use rice wine vinegar & black sesame seeds or poppy seeds. You can also add red onion, carrots or jalapeños.  Great use of cucumbers in summer as these will keep for several months in the refrigerator.

Nutrition Facts
Easy Refrigerator Pickles
Amount Per Serving
Calories 89
% Daily Value*
Sodium 2096mg 87%
Potassium 99mg 3%
Total Carbohydrates 21g 7%
Sugars 20g
Vitamin A 0.9%
Vitamin C 2.3%
Calcium 1%
Iron 1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.