Spicy Refrigerator Pickles with Radishes

refrigerator pickles

My kitchen is a bit of a disaster right now. I’ve been busy developing recipes for BettyCrocker and Pillsbury, as well as keeping up with blogging everyday at Babble.com. We are also in the process of buying a new home. So I’ve been busy with all the details, and packing up all our things little by little. We’re buying a house in the same area where we live now, so thankfully there isn’t a huge move involved. We should be moved in the next few months.

Since it’s been so hectic here, I’ve been making lots of easy old favorites like these refrigerator pickles. These are one of my favorite snacks. I always have some on hand during the summer months. They make the best snacks in the afternoon. I’ve made refrigerator pickles so many ways. This is one of my favorite ways because it has lots of spiciness from added radishes.

spicy pickles

I make these pickles in a large Tupperware container, but you can put them in little jars if you like. I add lots of fresh cucumbers, radishes, Vidalia onions and fresh dill. I like our pickles with straight vinegar, but many people will halve their vinegar with water. For a touch of sweetness, I add some agave. You could also use honey. Make sure to use a sweetener that can dissolve in room temperature liquid.

The radishes turn the vinegar a beautiful pink hue. After we eat out all the veggies, I’ll add more cucumbers, radishes, onions, and sometimes a good beefsteak tomato. I keep my vinegar for several weeks and just re-use it over and over.

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Yield: Serves 4

Spicy Refrigerator Pickles with Radishes

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2 English cucumbers, sliced thin
6 - 8 radishes, sliced thin
1/2 Vidalia onion, sliced thin
3 - 4 cups white vinegar, or enough to cover (you can do half water and half vinegar too)
1 teaspoon sea salt
1 teaspoon freshly cracked pepper
a large bunch of fresh dill
1 - 2 tablespoons Agave or Honey


Combine all ingredients in a large Tupperware container or in individual jars. Refrigerate for at least 2 - 3 hours.

Refrigerator pickles will last at least 5 days.

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*Nutritional Information is not guaranteed for 100% accuracy.

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pickles with radishes

These pickles have been in my fridge for 3 days.

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