I have been told that eating more fermented foods is a must for your gut health and pickles are a perfect solution for me. I have been trying to find the perfect pickle and cannot seem to find the right one. All pickles that I have looked at are made with sugar, from what I understand, sugar is not good for the gut. So what I have been finding; it is a lot cheaper to make them myself, taste better, and are easy to make!! I have also found that I can make pickle spears and chips for different occasions. You can also add different ingredients to change the flavors; I actually found making pickles to be a lot of fun! I have found that warming up the vinegar helps the honey dissolve and infuses the pickles better. I have not played with keeping the cucumber whole yet, so I may update this if it turns out well. I hope you enjoy honey pickles as much as we do!
5 mini cucumbers
3/4 cup vinegar
3/4 cup apple cider vinegar
3/4 cup honey
1 Tbsp. Dill
2 tsp. Celery Salt
Salt and pepper to taste
Cut the mini cucumbers into spears or circles and put them into a wide mouth quart jar. Put the vinegar and apple cider vinegar into a small pot and bring it to a boil. Let the vinegar boil for a minute and turn off the heat. Add the 3/4 cup of honey and stir until it is completely dissolved. Add the dill, celery salt, a pinch of salt, and pepper. Put them in the fridge and let the pickles sit for at least a day; the longer they sit the more flavor they have. ENJOY!!
- For a less sweet pickle reduce the honey to 1/2 cup and take out the apple cider vinegar and do 1 1/2 cup of vinegar
- For more savory pickles add a 1 tsp of onion salt and 2 tsp. of chopped garlic
- Try different honeys to change up the flavors of the pickles