Quick & Easy Refrigerator Pickles

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These sugar-free pickles are so good! The recipe is based on my Homemade Pickled Gherkins, a family recipe my mom has been making ever since I can remember. I simplified it and used sliced cucumber instead of whole gherkins, similar to Naomi's crispy Low-Carb Zucchini Pickles.

These pickles are the perfect topping for keto burgers and a great addition to sandwiches made with low-carb bread. Enjoy!

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Nutritional values (per serving, 1 oz/ 28 g)

1.1 grams 0.2 grams 0.2 grams 0.1 grams 0 grams 10 calories
Total Carbs1.4grams
Net Carbs1.1grams
of which Saturated0grams
Magnesium5mg (1% RDA)
Potassium66mg (3% EMR)

Macronutrient ratio: Calories from carbs (77%), protein (15%), fat (8%)

Ingredients (makes 600 ml jar)

  • 1 cup apple cider vinegar or white wine vinegar (240 ml/ 8 fl oz)
  • 2 tbsp fresh lime juice (30 ml)
  • 1/2 cup Sukrin Gold, Swerve or Erythritol (80 g/ 2.8 oz)
  • 1 tbsp sea salt
  • 1 large cucumber (300 g/ 10.6 oz)
  • 1 small red chile pepper, sliced
  • 5-6 sprigs of fresh dill or fennel fronds

Nutrition facts are estimated as some of the ingredients are only used for pickling (due to negligible effects on nutrition facts, I fully included them in the calculation).

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  1. Prepare the pickle juice. In a small saucepan, mix the vinegar and lime juice.
  2. Heat up just until hot but not boiling. Add the sweetener (I used brown sugar substitute) and salt. Stir until all of the sweetener and salt are dissolved. Let it cool to room temperature. Quick & Easy Refrigerator Pickles
  3. Thinly slice the cucumber using a hand slicer or a food processor using a slicing blade. Quick & Easy Refrigerator Pickles
  4. Place the sliced cucumber into a sealable jar. Add the chilies and dill.
    Note: I used one 500 ml/ 18 fl oz fido jar which was too small. You should use a 600 ml/ 20 fl oz jar. Quick & Easy Refrigerator Pickles
  5. Pour over the pickle juice, seal with a lid and refrigerate for at least one hour before serving. Keep refrigerated for up to 2 weeks. Quick & Easy Refrigerator Pickles
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I changed the way I ate in 2011, when I was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s, an autoimmune disease that affects the thyroid. I had no energy, and I found it more and more difficult to maintain a healthy weight.

That’s when I decided to quit sugar, grains, and processed foods, and to start following a whole-foods-based ketogenic approach to food.

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Comments (4)

Hi there,
Love your site and your recipes.
I have been incorporating Intermittent Fasting along with a Keto Diet.


Thank you Howard!


What if I do not use artificial sweeteners? Can I make without?


Hi Susan, they are used for taste. I don't use artificial sweeteners - these are all natural: Top 5 Keto Sweeteners and Low-Carb Sweetener Conversion Chart