If you’re a pickle enthusiast with a penchant for bold flavors, then our recipe for homemade garlic dill pickles is just what you need. These crunchy delights are infused with the irresistible combination of garlic and dill, creating a pickle that will have your taste buds doing a happy dance. So roll up your sleeves, grab your cucumbers, and let’s dive in!
- 4 cups pickling cucumbers, washed and sliced into spears
- 2 cups distilled white vinegar
- 2 cups water
- 3 tablespoons pickling salt or 5 tablespoons kosher salt
- 6-8 garlic cloves, peeled
- 4 sprigs of fresh dill
- 1 tablespoon mustard seeds
- 1 teaspoon black peppercorns
- 1 teaspoon coriander seeds
- Prepare the brine: In a large saucepan, combine the vinegar, water, and pickling salt. Bring the mixture to a boil, stirring until the salt is fully dissolved.
- Flavor infusion: In each sterilized jar, place 2-3 garlic cloves, a sprig of fresh dill, 1/4 teaspoon of mustard seeds, 1/4 teaspoon of black peppercorns, and 1/4 teaspoon of coriander seeds.
- Pack the cucumbers: Pack the cucumber spears tightly into the jars, leaving about 1/2 inch of headspace.
- Pour in the brine: Carefully pour the hot brine into the jars, covering the cucumbers completely. Leave about 1/2 inch of headspace.
- Seal and cool: Wipe the jar rims, place the lids on tightly, and let the jars cool at room temperature for about an hour.
- Pickling magic in progress: After cooling, transfer the jars to the refrigerator and let the pickles work their magic! Allow them to marinate for at least 48 hours before diving in. The longer they sit, the more flavorful they’ll become.
- Time to relish: Once the pickles have reached the desired level of flavor, it’s time to enjoy them! These garlic dill pickles are a versatile addition to your culinary adventures. Add them to sandwiches, burgers, or charcuterie boards for an extra burst of tangy goodness. Or simply savor them straight from the jar as a delightful snack.
Remember, the longer you let your pickles marinate, the more intense the garlic and dill flavors will become. So be patient and allow the magic to happen. Your taste buds will thank you!
Pickle on, pickle lovers, and relish in the goodness of homemade garlic dill pickles!