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, sweet ferment. Finished within 3-5 days, these are more like a fermented refrigerator pickle.
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
- Diet: Gluten Free
- 1 lb 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 to 1 1/2 cups 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.
- Use a weight to keep the cucumbers submerged. If needed, top with a little more 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 it 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.
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