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No Cook Refrigerator Pickles and Onions

No Cook Refrigerator Pickles (No Added Sugar!)

Summer Yule
Try my no-cook refrigerator pickles if you want a quick pickle recipe! Just put your spices, onions, and cucumbers in a jar, add the brine, and refrigerate. Easy!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Resting time 7 d
Total Time 7 d 10 mins
Course Slow Food DIY
Cuisine American, Eastern European
Servings 16
Calories 5 kcal


  • 10 ounces pickling cucumbers, thinly sliced (1-2 cucumbers)
  • 2-3 cloves garlic, smashed
  • ½ medium red onion, thinly sliced
  • ½ jalapeno, sliced
  • 1 teaspoon brown mustard seeds
  • 1 teaspoon juniper berries
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 cup white vinegar
  • 3 cups water (very hot from tap)
  • tablespoons finely ground sea salt


  • Stir the vinegar, hot water, and salt together until the salt has completely dissolved. Set this brine aside.
  • Layer all of the other ingredients in a wide-mouth quart jar as follows: spices and herbs, garlic, jalapeno, onions, and cucumbers.
  • Pour the brine over the top, filling the jar to the bottom of its neck and completely covering the cucumbers. You will not use all of the brine. (Watch the video below if you need a visual!)
  • Put the lid on the jar, give it a gentle shake, and refrigerate. These pickles are best after sitting in the fridge for around a week, but you can start enjoying them in 3-5 days if you're feeling impatient. :)



This is a level 1 recipe (may help support fat loss). The nutrition information for this recipe includes the cucumbers, onions, jalapeno, and garlic only. (Note: Though you are likely not consuming the brine, the sodium content of this recipe will be higher than listed below since the veggies do absorb some of the salt.)
Cucumber pickles with no added sugar, as we have here, are an extremely low-calorie food. They fit most special diets (aside from low-sodium diets), and they add a great flavor to meals. I enjoy them as a snack as well. They're an enjoyable way to give a little boost to your non-starchy veggie intake!
Nutrition information is for one serving of the recipe.


Calories: 5kcalCarbohydrates: 1.1gProtein: 0.2gSodium: 0.4mgPotassium: 26mgFiber: 0.2gVitamin A: 0.4% DVVitamin C: 1.9% DVCalcium: 0.2% DVIron: 0.2% DV
Keywords cucumbers, gluten-free, keto, low-calorie, low-carb, no cook refrigerator pickles, onions, quick pickles, vegan, vegetarian
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