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Homemade Pickles and a Memorial Day Menu

by Deliciously Organic on May 24, 2010

Most of us will fire up the grill this weekend as we celebrate Memorial Day with friends and family. In case you’re hosting a get together and need a little inspiration, I’ve provided a fabulous, organic menu with some of my recipes from the last few months. You may note the addition of the homemade pickles. I enjoyed preparing these pickles with my daughter the other day and when I bit into the first crunchy-salty bite, I decided they’re the perfect addition to any barbeque (they also make a great hostess gift).  The recipe is so simple, I don’t know why I haven’t made them before!

Memorial Day Menu
Homemade Pickles

 

So give some friends a call, fire-up the grill, and enjoy a great meal as we all remember those who fought and perished for our freedom.

Homemade Pickles

Serving Size: Makes 6 pickles


Homemade Pickles

Ingredients

  • 1 quart-sized mason jar with lid
  • 6 pickling cucumbers, or small cucumbers

  • 3 sprigs fresh dill

  • Filtered water

  • 1 tablespoon Celtic sea salt

Instructions

Put cucumbers and dill in the mason jar. Pour enough water into jar to just cover the cucumbers. Add salt. Screw lid on tightly and gently shake the jar until the salt has dissolved. Place in a dark, cool spot for 3 days until "pickled". After 3 days, store in the refrigerator and serve cold.

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Pacheco Patty May 25, 2010 at 2:52 pm

I love homemade pickles,your photos look amazing!

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Maria May 25, 2010 at 5:46 pm

I have never made pickles. I am adding it to my "to do" summer list.

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Lauren @ Just Add Lauren May 26, 2010 at 8:39 pm

Those sound great! My dad makes homemade pickles from his own homegrown cucumbers, and they are fantastic! There is nothing like homemade pickles – none of the grocery ones compare in the slightest!

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innBrooklyn May 26, 2010 at 9:08 pm

such gorgeous pictures of the pickles, i bet they are super tasty too. its nice how the simple addition of the label makes the jar look so much more special!

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Carli May 26, 2010 at 9:37 pm

I luuuv those photos! Beautiful.

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Christina May 28, 2010 at 1:25 am

Just made the pickles a few minutes ago. Can't wait to find out in a few days how yummy they are! I made 2 jars and am giving 1 to a friend as a house warming present, I figure a creative gift as opposed to wine. BTW, I'm friends with your cousin Allison who lives in Virginia…she suggested your blog to me. ;-)

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from Sarah's desk May 29, 2010 at 9:07 pm

Thanks for the inspiration and the recipe! I bought pickling cukes at the farmer's market this morning…and I bought a dill plant, but unfortunately laid it down and left it there! Can't wait to get more dill and try these!

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Amanda December 5, 2012 at 6:29 pm

I started these today; whole ones in a big jar and sliced ones in a little jar. I found little Persian pickles at Trader Joe’s. I hope they are yummy :)

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