Quick Spicy Garden Mix Pickles (Refrigerator Method)

READY IN: 168hrs 25mins
Recipe by PalatablePastime

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

Top Review by Susie D

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!

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.

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