Looking for a fermented bread and butter pickle? Honey garlic pickles are sweet, sour and nicely spiced. Perfect for sandwiches, barbecues or snacking.
There are some vegetables that are just MADE for fermentation, and cucumbers are one of those vegetables. They naturally ferment, which is why traditional pickles always involve fermentation.
However, sliced honey garlic pickles don’t follow this traditional method. Instead they use raw honey to provide the culture for a quick ferment. Finished within 3-5 days, these are more like refrigerator pickles.
They are a simple and delicious alternative for anyone who prefers a sweet pickle.Print
Honey Garlic Pickles
These probiotic bread and butter pickles use raw honey to provide the culture for a quick ferment. The result is a deliciously sweet and flavourful pickle that is ideal for picnics and barbecues.
- Prep Time: 15 minutes
- Total Time: 15 minutes
- Yield: 1 quart 1x
- Category: Pickles
- Method: Fermented
- Cuisine: Probiotic
- 1/2 lbs pickling cucumbers
- 1 clove of garlic
- 1 tsp pickling spice
- 1/2 tsp ground ginger
- 1/4 tsp ground turmeric
- 2 tbsp of non-iodized salt
- 2 tbsp honey (unpasteurized)
- 1 cup of water (chlorine free, enough to cover)
- 1/2 cup of cider vinegar (optional)
- Wash the cucumbers and trim off the blossom ends. Cut them into circles or slices.
- Pack the cucumbers slices into a sterile 1 quart jar.
- Add garlic and spices.
- Combine the water, honey and salt to make a brine.
- Pour the brine over the cucumbers.
- Add a weight to keep the cucumbers submerged, and top with a little water extra water to make sure the cucumbers are under the brine.
- Allow to ferment somewhere cool and dark for 2 -5 days.
- After fermenting, taste a pickle slice and adjust flavours to suit your taste. To make them more sour, drain away 1/2 cup of brine and replace with 1/2 cup of cider vinegar. To make them sweeter, stir in 2 tbsp of white sugar.
- Store in the refrigerator for up to 1 month.
- To learn more about the various jars for fermenting pickles, read my basic cucumber pickles post.
- Because they are honey fermented, these pickles don’t go through the normal 7 week fermentation. Either process the pickles after fermenting or store in the fridge for up to 1 month.
- This recipe was inspired by Well Preserved.
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