Garlic & Dill Pickled Cucumbers (Gherkins)

READY IN: 12hrs 20mins
Recipe by Egyptian John

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!

Top Review by Um itani

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.

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!

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