Making fermented pickles is very easy and fairly inexpensive. The price is comparable to store bought pickles. They are tasty too!
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Fermented Pickles Recipe

Make your own crunchy pickles right at home!
Prep Time10 mins
Fermenting Time6 d
Total Time6 d 10 mins
Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: fermented recipes, kid approved recipes, kid friendly recipes, vegetable recipes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 34kcal
Author: Kristi @HomesteadWishing
Cost: $4



  • 6-8 pickling cucumbers Cut off ends. Cut into slices or spears.
  • 1/4 tsp pickling Spices if using pint jars split the measurement between the 2 jars.
  • 5 % Brine using Himalayan salt & filtered water (enough to fill your jar and leave a 1 inch headspace
  • 4 grape leaves oak, cherry, horseradish or other leaf that will provide the tannins necessary to keep the pickles crisp!
  • 2 whole sprigs fresh dill


  • Make a 5% brine using the water and the salt. In a measuring cup pour in the water, mix in the salt until dissolved.
  • Place cucumbers and dill in the jar/s.
  • Pour the brine over the cucumbers.
  • Add the spices.
  • Add the leaves (1-2 per jar) over top of everything
  • Add glass weights on top of the grape leaves.
  • Place the lid on the jar, and put the airlock on.
  • Ferment for 4-6 days. Then, place in the refrigerator. Serve and enjoy after you've chilled them.


I you see any mold the entire container should be thrown out.
To figure out how to make a brine use this handy dandy salt calculator.