Quick Spicy Garden Mix Pickles (Refrigerator Method)

Total Time
168hrs 25mins
Prep 25 mins
Cook 168 hrs

I just love this. It is so much better than what they sell at the market. Nice and crisp, too. Be sure to mix this in a bowl that can take some heat, such as stainless steel. Yummy! TNT

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place cucumbers, cauliflower, and jalapenos (if using pickled ones) in a mixing bowl.
  2. If using fresh jalapenos, place them in a large saucepan with the onions, carrots, celery, pickle juice, sugar, jalapeno brine, chile peppers, garlic, celery seeds, and mustard seed and bring to a boil.
  3. Mix hot brine mixture with cucumbers in the mixing bowl, stirring to blend.
  4. Pack mixture into a large container or jars and refrigerate for 1-2 weeks, stirring daily, until cucumbers are pickled but still crisp.
  5. Pickles not suitable for canning or freezing. Store unused pickles in the refrigerator.
Most Helpful

So pretty , VERY easy, and makes good use of summer's bounty! I used Vlasic dill pickle juice and after a week of marinating decided the mix was on the bland side. I ended up adding vinegar and a sprinkle of red pepper flakes to each jar. I am happier with the bolder flavor. The recipe makes tons, but it is keeping well in the fridge. The veggies have stayed nicely crispy. Thank you for sharing the recipe!

Susie D July 20, 2012