Recipe: Homemade Pickles


Pickles are easy to make at home and an awesome way to use up scraps and leftovers. This recipe will help you on your way with cucumbers, red cabbage and cherries. Yes! Cherries! They're a thing, we promise.


You’Ll Need

  • 1-3 jars with screw on lids

For The Flavouring

  • 2 sprigs dill
  • 1 tbsp mustard seeds
  • 2 tsp coriander seeds
  • 1 tsp black peppercorns

Choose One Of These (Or Make A Jar Of Each!)

  • 2 pickling cucumbers
  • 1/4 red cabbage
  • 2 handfuls cherries

For The Liquid

  • 240 ml white wine vinegar
  • 480 ml water
  • 2 tbsp salt
  • 2 tsp caster sugar
Sterilise the jars

Step 1

Sterilise The Jars

Preheat the oven to 150ºC. Wash the jars in hot soapy water, rinse and place on a baking tray. Put them in the oven to dry and sterilise. Let the jars cool.

Add the spices and veg

Step 2

Add The Spices And Veg

Once the jars are cool, add the dill sprigs, mustard, coriander seeds and black peppercorns. Depending on what you’re using: Cut off the top and tail of the cucumbers. Shred the cabbage. Halve and pit the cherries. Add your chosen veg to the jar.

Add vinegar and store

Step 3

Add Vinegar And Store

Pour the vinegar, water, salt and sugar into a small saucepan. Bring it to the boil and once the sugar has dissolved pour it into the jar over the veg. Seal the jar and chill. Leave in the fridge for 24 hours then grab them whenever you fancy a snack! Makes 2 jars

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