Homemade Dill Pickles

July is pickle month! It is the time of year when your home-grown cucumbers are coming in,
you picked some up at your local farmers market or grabbed some at the grocery… you must then make your own homemade refrigerator pickles because they are delicious and oh so easy to make!

So for your next BBQ or picnic bring these along to share – you and your friends will not be disappointed.

3 1/2 Cups water
1 1/4 Cups white vinegar
1 Tbls sugar
1 Tbls sea salt
4 Cups cucumbers – cut into spears
2 cloves garlic, whole
2 heads fresh dill (or more if you love dill!)

1. Stir water, vinegar, sugar, and sea salt together in a saucepan over high heat. Bring to a boil; remove from heat and cool completely.

2. Combine cucumber spears, garlic cloves, and fresh dill in a large glass or plastic container. Pour cooled vinegar mixture over cucumber mixture. Seal container with lid and refrigerate for at least 3 days before serving.

Tip – when I make these, I double the recipe and use large mason jars, separating the spears among the jars to the amount of my liking. Since I love garlic and dill, I put one clove of garlic and one head of dill in EACH jar!

These will last up to 2 months in the refrigerator – ENJOY!