Overnight Refrigerator Pickles with Vidalia Onions

Every fall, community and family gardens are ripe for the harvest and usher in the fall season. Do you have an abundance of cucumbers from your garden? These easy refrigerator pickles are the perfect way to use them up. Don't forget to add Vidalia onions to the mix! Recipe and photography by Jodi Danen of Create Kids Club.

Are the pickled onions your favorite part?! Ours too! Learn how to quick pickle onions in this post from our friend Tracy at FoodWineSunshine.com. 

  • 1 english cucumber or 2 large pickling cucumbers, sliced
  • ½ Vidalia onion, sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, smashed
  • 4 sprigs fresh dill
  • ¾ cup vinegar
  • ¼ cup hot water
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 2 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp whole peppercorns
  • 2 small mason jars with lids
  1. Place fresh dill into the bottom of 2 mason jars.
  2. Fill jars with cucumbers and onions, pushing down gently to pack in tightly.
  3. To a medium sized bowl with a spout, add vinegar, hot water, sugar, salt, garlic and whole peppercorns.
  4. Stir until the sugar and salt are dissolved.
  5. Pour over cucumbers in both jars. Place the lid on and refrigerate for at least 24 hours.

If you like this recipe, try our Sweet Onion Charcuterie Board!

Prep Time

15 minutes
Tags: Appetizers