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Learn how to make delicious fermented pickles with this easy recipe from Just Pickling. Get step-by-step instructions and helpful tips for perfect pickles.

Fermented Pickles

You will need:

  • fresh cucumbers4-6 fresh cucumbers
  • water4 cups of water
  • sea salt2 tablespoons sea salt
  • garlic cloves2 cloves garlic
  • fresh dill2 sprigs fresh dill
  • black peppercorns1 teaspoon black peppercorns
  • mustard seeds1 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • coriander seeds1 teaspoon coriander seeds
  • red pepper flakes1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • quart-sized mason jar1 quart-sized mason jar


  1. First, create the brine for your pickles. This is done by dissolving 2 tablespoons of sea salt into 4 cups of water. Stir until the salt is completely dissolved.
  2. Next, peel your garlic cloves and give them a good crush. This will release their aromatic oils and give your pickles a wonderful garlicky flavor.
  3. Now, it's time to layer your flavors. At the bottom of your quart-sized mason jar, place the crushed garlic, 2 sprigs of fresh dill, and your spices: 1 teaspoon each of black peppercorns, mustard seeds, coriander seeds, and 1/2 teaspoon of red pepper flakes for a bit of heat.
  4. Then, add your cucumbers to the jar. You can cut them into spears or slices, or leave them whole, depending on your preference.
  5. Once your cucumbers are in the jar, pour your brine over them, making sure they are completely submerged. This is crucial for the fermentation process.
  6. Now, seal your jar and leave it at room temperature for about a week. This is where the magic happens! The natural fermentation process will transform your cucumbers into tangy, crunchy pickles.
  7. Check your jar daily to see how the fermentation is progressing. You'll know your pickles are ready when they have a tangy flavor and a nice crunch. Once they're to your liking, refrigerate your pickles to halt the fermentation process.


Make sure your cucumbers are completely submerged in the brine to avoid mold. If your pickles become too sour for your taste, just refrigerate them to stop the fermentation process.

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One of our favorite recipes to kickstart your pickling journey is for Fermented Pickles. These tangy and crunchy delights are a must-have in any pickle lover's repertoire. Let's dive into the recipe and get those taste buds tingling!

To make these delicious Fermented Pickles, you will need just a few simple ingredients:

- 4-6 fresh cucumbers

- 4 cups of water

- 2 tablespoons sea salt

- 2 cloves garlic

- 2 sprigs fresh dill

- 1 teaspoon black peppercorns

- 1 teaspoon mustard seeds

- 1 teaspoon coriander seeds

- 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes

- 1 quart-sized mason jar

Now that you have all the ingredients ready, let's get started with the instructions:

1. Start by preparing the brine. Dissolve the sea salt in the water to create a flavorful brine.

2. Peel and crush the garlic cloves to release their aromatic goodness.

3. Place the garlic, dill, and spices at the bottom of the mason jar. This will infuse the pickles with a burst of flavor.

4. Add the fresh cucumbers to the jar. Make sure they are clean and free from any blemishes.

5. Pour the brine over the cucumbers, ensuring that they are completely submerged. This will help with the fermentation process.

6. Seal the jar tightly and leave it at room temperature for about a week. This is where the magic happens as the cucumbers transform into pickles through the process of fermentation.

7. Check on your pickles daily to monitor the fermentation process. Once they reach your desired level of tanginess, it's time to refrigerate them to halt the fermentation and keep them fresh.

And there you have it, your very own homemade Fermented Pickles! These pickles are perfect for snacking, adding to sandwiches, or even as a side dish to complement your favorite meals. The best part? You can customize the flavors by experimenting with different spices and herbs.

A couple of notes to keep in mind: make sure your cucumbers are completely submerged in the brine to avoid any mold formation. If your pickles turn out to be too sour for your liking, simply refrigerate them to stop the fermentation process.

So, what are you waiting for? Grab your ingredients, follow our simple recipe, and get ready to enjoy the tangy goodness of homemade Fermented Pickles. Stay tuned for more exciting pickling recipes and tips from Just Pickling, your go-to source for all things pickling. Happy pickling!

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