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I make my Refrigerator Pickles Without VinegarRefrigerator pickles vinegar free

I make my refrigerator pickles like this for several reasons.

  • Vinegar doesn’t set well with our digestion
  • I don’t even like the taste of vinegar
  • The smell bothers my nose

I do like pickles, though!Vinegar free refrigerator pickles

Refrigerator Pickles for Every Taste!

I love these lemony, crisp, and dilly refrigerator pickles.  I love how simple they are to make, and that I don’t have to manor a bundle at a time.  Just a couple of quarts of that’s all the cucumbers I have.

This recipe is fast, easy, and requires no cooking! You don’t have to heat up your house on an already hot day!

Of course these refrigerator pickles won’t last as long as canned pickles, but the texture remains crunchy for longer, since they’re not cooked. Once you open the jar, they won’t stick around long anyway–your family will gobble them right up!

A friend shared her recipe with me several years ago, and I cannot find it! It is very similar to this one–I always loved her recipe!

Yummy Refrigerator Pickles

The flavors of this refrigerator pickles blend nicely if you let them sit overnight. The longer they mellow, the tastier they will get.


Sometimes I slice my refrigerator pickles, and sometimes I make long spears. Today I made both. 😊

We have an abundance of cucumbers of different varieties. Let’s see which ones make the best refrigerator pickles!

Refrigerator pickles vinegar free

PS… you can slice up young zucchini and add this same brine. Maybe you’ll even fool your friends with zucchini pickles!

Vinegar Free Refrigerator Pickles

Quick, easy, no-cook pickle recipe
Prep Time 30 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 2 Quarts


  • 2 Cups Water
  • 1 Cup Lemon Juice
  • 1/4 Cup Canning or Kosher Salt
  • 2 Cloves Garlic
  • 2 Thick slices Onion or equivalent thinly sliced
  • 2 T Dill weed or seed, or 1 Head Dill
  • 8 Cups Sliced or Speared Cucumbers


  • Add one clove garlic (or more to taste) and one thick onion slice to bottom of jar. Add dill.
  • Combine liquids and salt.
  • Pack jars with prepared cucumbers.
  • Pour liquid to tops of jars, cover, and refrigerate for 24 hours for best flavor.
  • Store in refrigerator up to a week or so.
Keyword cucumbers, pickle, vinegar free

While the recipe calls for two one quart mason jars (wide mouth is best), just use the jars you have on hand. My favorite jars are the Smuckers Peanut Butter jars. They are smooth and straight, plus they have that cute gingham lid! If they ever stop making these jars, I’ll probably stop buying that peanut butter!

Enjoy your delicious Refrigerator Pickles!   

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Vinegar free refrigerator pickles

I’d rather make my own,

but if I wanted a source of vinegar free pickles, This article lists ten plus vinegar free pickle sources/recipes, so there’s a lot to learn!

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11 Replies

  1. Couldn’t find a place to click to find your recipe for the vinegar free pickles. I want to try them. We are overflowing in cucumbers this year.

      1. Found the recipe and have it printed. I wonder if I could slip a few pepper slices into the cucumber mixture. I seem to have a ton of those too. Thank you.

        1. I don’t see, why not! I’ve seen some recipes where they put a few peppercorns in the brine, sometimes I snip a few chives in, but I’ve never tried peppers. Let me know how that goes.

  2. Laurie,
    Thanks so much for stopping by!! I am a Fall person as it has always been my favorite time of the year…Summer does a number on me physically because of my auto immune disease issues with heat and sun sensitivity and July reall took a toll on me….I hope you are having a great week!!

  3. I love pickles and kraut, yes anything made with vinegar…but this no vinegar recipe sounds good so I printed it. Let’s hope I don’t mess it up. Thanks for the recipe!!

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