Mr. Food: Half Sour Dill Pickles

You don’t have to go to a deli to get some crunchy, juicy pickles! With just 5 ingredients, you’ve got everything you need to make our authentic Half Sour Dill Pickles. They make for a simple and satisfying snack.

What You’ll Need

  • 18 Kirby or other small cucumbers (about 2 pounds total)
  • 4 cloves garlic, sliced
  • 2 to 3 sprigs fresh dill
  • 4 cups water
  • 2 cups white vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/4 cup salt

What to Do

  1. In a large jar or glass bowl, combine cucumbers, garlic, and dill; set aside.
  2. In a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, bring water, vinegar, sugar, and salt to a boil. Pour mixture over cucumbers.
  3. Allow to cool completely, then cover and chill overnight before serving. Keep extras refrigerated.


  • Remember, don’t throw the pickling juices away when the pickles are gone. Just add more cucumbers.