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Gherkins Recipe

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  • Author: Emily Roselyn
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hr
  • Total Time: 1 hr 10minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x



What exactly is a gherkin? It’s a cucumber variety, and cucumbers are in the squash family. However, we frequently use the terms “gherkin” and “small pickle” interchangeably, despite the fact that gherkins are still gherkins before they are pickled.


  • 2 c raw, fresh gherkins
  • 1 ½ c white vinegar
  • 1 ½ c water
  • ¾ t salt
  • 1 T sugar
  • 1 T minced garlic (in a pinch, use 2 t of garlic powder)
  • 1 t onion powder
  • Fresh ground pepper to taste
  • Optional: ¼ white onion, sliced thin


  1. Gherkins should be washed and dried.
  2. Gherkins, thinly sliced Keep the skin on.
  3. Cut the onion into thin slices.
  4. Garlic can be minced or purchased in a jar.
  5. In a large glass bowl, combine all of the ingredients.
  6. Place the bowl in the refrigerator for 60 minutes to 24 hours, covered.


  • Lightly pickled gherkins and onions can be used in about 15 minutes to get a subtle flavor, but the longer it sits and melds flavors in the fridge, the better it will be.
  • Category: Side dish
  • Method: Mix
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 6
  • Calories: 94kcal
  • Sugar: 16g
  • Sodium: 640mg
  • Fat: 0g
  • Saturated Fat: 0g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 0g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 20g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Protein: 1g
  • Cholesterol: 0g

Keywords: Gherkins, Side dish, Veggies,