Simple Dill Pickles

This refreshing pickle recipe can be found in Mimi Kirk’s Live Raw recipe book.

Fresh dill, thyme, and bay leaves add depth of flavor to crisp cucumber slices.


  • Enough cucumbers to fill a mason jar
  • 1 C apple cider vinegar
  • 4 sprigs fresh dill
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 T whole peppercorns
  • 1 chili pepper
  • 1-2 tsp Himalayan or Celtic sea salt
  • 1 sprig of thyme
  • 3-4 cloves garlic
  • 2 bay leaves
  • Filtered water

Preparation Steps

  1. Wash cucumbers and slice into rounds.
  2. Place 2 sprigs of dill in bottom of mason jar.
  3. Mix vinegar, salt, cumin, cloves, peppercorns, bay leaves, and chili pepper in a bowl.
  4. Pour spice liquid into jar.
  5. Pack pickle slices in the jar.
  6. Pour filtered water on top and place 2 sprigs of dill and a sprig of thyme on top.
  7. Place the lid on the jar and store in refrigerator, turned upside down. (This incorporates the spices.)
  8. Ready to eat in one day

These pickles are delicious with Mike’s Burger with Secret Sauce. This recipe can also be found in Mimi Kirk’s Live Raw cookbook.