Homemade Pickles (Phase 1)

Posted On February 14, 2011

Homemade Pickles (P1)

Prep Time: 4 minutes

Cook Time: 3 minutes

Total Time: 7 minutes

Serving Size: 2


  • 1 cup White vinegar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1-2 clove garlic smashed and chopped
  • 1 large sprig dill
  • 1 thick slice onion (rings separated)
  • 1/4 - 1/2 teaspoon mustard seed
  • 1/4 - 1/2 packet Stevia
  • 1 - 2 dashes Cayenne pepper (optional for heat)
  • 1 teaspoon Peppercorns (optional)
  • 1 Bay leaf (optional)


  • Slice 2 large or several small cucumbers evenly.
  • Sprinkle slices lightly with salt or your favorite salt alternative.
  • Set aside while you prepare the liquid.
  • Place all other ingredients in a large Pyrex or other glass bowl/jar.
  • Microwave the Pyrex bowl about 3 minutes.
  • Then place the cucumber slices in the liquid.
  • Gently swirl the bowl every now and then to make sure all the slices come in contact with the liquid.
  • Cover and let everything combine for at least an hour, but overnight is best.
  • Keep refrigerated.
  • You can use dried herbs, garlic, etc if you don't have fresh.
  • Top slices with your portion of tuna or chopped chicken. Yum!

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