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Weck jar of freezer pickles garnished with mint leaves

Lime-Mint Mojito Freezer Pickles

Craving homemade pickles but no time for traditional canning methods? Try these lime-mint easy freezer pickles with flavors inspired by a mojito cocktail. They're tasty right out of the jar or served on a pulled pork or chicken sandwich.
Course Preserves
Cuisine American
Servings 112 servings
Calories 17 kcal

Ingredients

  • 3 1/2 pounds pickling cucumbers sliced
  • 4 Tablespoons pickling salt
  • 1 Tablespoon lime zest
  • 1/3 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1 3/4 cups sugar
  • 1 cup white vinegar
  • 1 large onion thinly sliced
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh mint
  • 3 garlic cloves minced

Instructions

  1. Wash cucumbers well before slicing and allow to dry. Combine the sliced cucumbers and salt in a large glass, plastic or non-reactive bowl.
  2. Cover and let stand for three hours. Drain and return the cucumbers to the bowl.
  3. Add the lime zest and juice, sugar, vinegar, sliced onion, chopped mint and garlic to the cucumbers. Stir well.
  4. Cover and chill in the refrigerator for eight hours.
  5. Drain the cucumbers, reserving the liquid.
  6. Pack the cucumbers into sterilized jars, leaving 1 inch of headspace. Pour the reserved vinegar and lime liquid over the cucumbers in jars, leaving 1/2-inch headspace.
  7. Place the lids and rings on the jar loosely. Place jars in the freezer. Once frozen, adjust the jar rings to fingertip tight and return to the freezer
  8. Thaw frozen pickles in the refrigerator before serving. Thawed pickles will last up to three weeks. Frozen pickles can keep in the freezer for six months to a year.

Recipe Notes

This recipe makes six to eight half pint jars of freezer pickles.

Recipe adapted from The All New Ball Book of Canning and Preserving.

Nutrition Facts
Lime-Mint Mojito Freezer Pickles
Amount Per Serving
Calories 17
% Daily Value*
Sodium 249mg11%
Potassium 23mg1%
Carbohydrates 3g1%
Sugar 3g3%
Vitamin A 10IU0%
Vitamin C 0.7mg1%
Calcium 3mg0%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.