Let’s face it, it’s pickle season. Everywhere I turn it seems as though a jar of pickles are out, whether for snacking on, or as a side companion to a grilled burger, or better yet a bloody mary. For the last few weeks I have been making quick pickles, and I typically snack on one when I get home from work. The thing I love about making these quick pickles is that you can really make them however you want, and this past batch was really one inspired by a quick trip to my local farmer’s market. Kirby pickles were everywhere, and they caught my attention. I picked up a batch, along with some banana peppers, dill, and garlic, and hence where this pickle recipe came from.
Garlic Dill Spiced Pickles
Let’s get started.
6-8 kirby pickles, sliced in half, lengthwise
1 whole banana pepper, chopped
2 cloves of garlic, smashed
1 cup of fresh dill, roughly chopped
3 cups of vinegar
2 cups of sugar
1 cup of water
1 tsp salt
Start by adding the vinegar, sugar, salt, and water to a sauce pan. Bring to a boil, then remove from the stove, and let the pickling liquid cool. As it cools, toss in the dill, garlic, and banana peppers.
To a large mason jar, add in the halved kirby pickles. pour in all of the pickling mixture to cover the pickles, and cover with the lid.
Garlic Dill Pickles
Let these sit for a couple of days to let all of the flavors meld, then dig into them as you would any other pickle. These things are great. You get a bit of the dill, the garlic, and a subtle heat from the peppers. A perfect use farmers market ingredients, and a super simple recipe to boot. Hope you enjoy!
Print Garlic Dill Spiced Pickles Author: Dax Phillips Recipe type: Pickles Prep time: 5 mins Cook time: 15 mins Total time: 20 mins Serves: 6 Ingredients 6-8 kirby pickles, sliced in half, lengthwise 1 whole banana pepper, chopped 2 cloves of garlic, smashed 1 cup of fresh dill, roughly chopped 3 c...