Auntie Nono's Best Quick Pickles

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Just because a dish is most popular as a side doesn’t mean it doesn’t need the spotlight once in a while. Pickles are among the most original and unique foods in flavor but they rarely get the attention they so deliciously deserve.

Born out of necessity to preserve cucumbers (and countless other vegetables), they’ve gone on to grace just about any American staple food since then. But perhaps their underrated, though not unpopular, status stems from the time-consuming nature of their process.

Pickling and jarring is an art form, without a doubt, but it’s one that takes time that some folks simply don’t have. Especially when there are younger hands ready to pop those slices in their mouth. That’s where this recipe comes in — quick, savory, minimal on ingredients, and even fun to make with those little helpers around.

Here’s Everything Quick Pickles.


1 ¼ pounds pickling cucumbers, thinly sliced
1 ½ teaspoons salt
1 cup cider vinegar
1 cup white vinegar
1 teaspoon dill seed
1 teaspoon of Auntie Nono’s Everything Seasoning


  1. Place cucumber slices in a colander set in the sink. Sprinkle with salt and stir to combine. Let stand for 20 minutes. Rinse, drain and transfer to a large heatproof bowl.
  2. Combine cider vinegar, white vinegar, dill seed, and Auntie Nono’s in a saucepan. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes.
  3. Pour the mixed liquid over cucumbers and stir to combine. Refrigerate for at least 10 minutes to bring to room temperature. Serve to the party.