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Quick & Easy Sweet 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)

Net carbs1.1 grams
Protein0.2 grams
Fat0.1 grams
Calories10 kcal

Calories from carbs 77%, protein 15%, fat 8%

Total carbs1.4 gramsFiber0.2 gramsSugars0.8 gramsSaturated fat0 gramsSodium700 mg(30% RDA)Magnesium5 mg(1% RDA)Potassium66 mg(3% EMR)

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).


  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 Sweet Refrigerator Pickles
  3. Thinly slice the cucumber using a hand slicer or a food processor using a slicing blade. Quick & Easy Sweet 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 Sweet 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 Sweet Refrigerator Pickles

Ingredient nutritional breakdown (per serving, 1 oz/ 28 g)

Net carbsProteinFatCalories
Apple cider vinegar
0.2 g0 g0 g5 kcal
Lime juice, fresh
0.2 g0 g0 g1 kcal
Sukrin Gold, brown sugar substitute
0.2 g0 g0 g1 kcal
Salt, sea salt
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Cucumber, fresh
0.4 g0.2 g0 g4 kcal
Peppers, chile (chili), fresh
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Dill, fresh
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Total per serving, 1 oz/ 28 g
1.1 g0.2 g0.1 g10 kcal
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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 (6)

I made these and they are so good. Mine were very hot and spicy, not sure they were supposed to be, but I thought they were delicious!


Thank you Diane! It depends on what you like. I like mine spicy but if you prefer it mild you could use use just half of the pepper or use a mild type like jalapeño or poblano.


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