Garlic & Dill Pickled Cucumbers (Gherkins)

Total Time
12hrs 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 12 hrs

I've been making this recipe for years, Have always been a lover of Dill pickles but when I couldn't find any I made this recipe!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Wash and prick the cucumbers with a silver fork.
  2. put a layer into a plastic bowl, then sprinkle with salt until all are covered with salt.
  3. (leave for approx 4 hrs).
  4. Put vinegar and water together in a saucepan cook on low heat.
  5. Thin slice the garlic and add to the vinegar solution, add the dill (or dill seed if you cannot get fresh) 2 teaspoons of coriander seeds, simmer for 5 minutes.
  6. Take off heat.
  7. After 4 hours the cucumbers will be saturated with water (the salt dehydrates them ie removes the liquid from the cucumbers).
  8. Wash the cucumbers 3 times in fresh water, shake dry!
  9. add to the vinegar mixture.
  10. The dedhydrated cucumbers absorb this wonderful dill/garlic flavour and believe it or not are ready to eat the next day!
Most Helpful

5 5

I made this recipe because it had a few ingredients. It turned out better then anything I could have bought. Taste great even without the garlic. Simple and easy to prepare.

5 5

Fantastic my husband Mum useto make these year ago and hubby says these are better than hers and he raved about those all the time

4 5

Turned out to be very good. Better after 2nd day. Had to guess a little on the directions. "Prick the cucumbers with a silver spoon" for example. I didn't have a clue so pricked them with a dinner fork. Also, dill probably should have been chopped. Didn't have a plastic bowl so used glass. Worked fine. Will make again next year when gerkins are in season again.