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Jar of Healthy Refrigerator Bread and Butter Pickles

Healthy Refrigerator Bread and Butter Pickles

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  • Author: Monkey and Me Kitchen Adventures
  • Prep Time: 20 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 Minutes
  • Total Time: 25 Minutes (+Rest Time)
  • Yield: 1 quart of pickles 1x
  • Category: Condiment, Appetizer
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan


Sweet, tangy, and bold; this recipe for Healthy Refrigerator Bread and Butter Pickles is so easy that you will find yourself making them all the time!



Based Ingredients:

  • 1 English cucumber, unpeeled, cut into ¼ inch slices
  • 1 Tablespoon sea salt *
  • 1 small red onion, sliced

Brine Ingredients:

  • 1 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 cup rice vinegar
  • ¼ cup distilled white vinegar
  • ¾ cup pure maple syrup
  • ¼ teaspoon onion powder
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • Pinch celery seeds
  • Pinch dried dill weed
  • Pinch turmeric
  • Pinch red pepper flakes
  • ½ to 1 teaspoon sea salt *


  1. Slice the English cucumber and place in a colander, sprinkle with 1 Tablespoon of sea salt, then mix with your hands. Let the slices sit for 10 minutes, then rinse with cold water.
  2. In the meantime, place all the Brine Ingredients into a small sauce pot, bring to a boil, then immediately lower to a low boil, simmer at a low boil for 5 minutes. Remove from the stove and allow to sit for several minutes.
  3. Place the rinsed sliced cucumbers and sliced red onions in a jar.  Pour the pickling liquid into the jar, place a lid on the jar and allow to sit for 10 minutes, then refrigerate for several hours or overnight.


*Please reference the blog post for Tips for Success, Pantry Items Used, Storage and Freezing, and Kitchen Products Used.

*Sea Salt:  Please adjust the sea salt based upon your family’s sea salt preferences and/or based upon dietary needs.

*Serving:  Makes 1 quart of pickles