Bread and Butter Pickles Recipe

By Marcus Samuelsson |

Those who know me know I’m obsessed with pickles of all kinds. These are best in a fried chicken sandwich, but also taste great standing in front of the fridge.

Prep Details

Servings: 6-8

Calories per serving: 30 per serving

Cooking time: 24 hours

Total time: 24 hours


2 cups apple cider vinegar

2 cups sugar

1/2 cups + 2 tablespoons of salt

5 tsp mustard seed

2 oz celery stalk, sliced and washed

1 bay leaf

2 tsp turmeric

2 garlic cloves, smashed

1 tbsp dill seed

1 quart sliced Persian cucumbers, 1/8” thick

1 small jalapeno, seeds removed, sliced 1/8” thick

½ small white onion, sliced 1/8” thick


1. Bring the first nine ingredients to a boil. Cool liquid over night. Pour liquid over cucumbers, jalapeno and onions. Let cure at least 24 hours and chill before serving.