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A mason jar viewed from above with pickled cucumbers, placed on a wooden board with a fork and napkin

low carb pickled cucumbers with dill

  • Author: Christiane
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 1 large mason jar 1x


It’s time for pickles! Make these easy traditional pickled cucumbers with dill, allow them to marinate for a week, and then enjoy them with a casual meal



For 1 large mason jar or 2 small jars

3 small cucumbers

2 cups white distilled vinegar or apple cider vinegar

1 shallot, finely sliced

a few sprigs of fresh dill

1 tbsp mustard seeds

1 tsp whole pimento (optional)

1 dried chili, sliced and deseeded (optional)

sea salt to taste


  1. Clean your mason jars with very hot water or disinfect them in the microwave. Allow them to dry completely.
  2. Bring vinegar or vinegar-water mixture to the boil. Put down temperature, add salt and, if using, erythritol. Simmer quickly until both are dissolved. Set aside to cool down to room temperature.
  3. Chop your cucumbers into sticks or slices, and cut dill sprigs into smaller units. Tightly stuff them into your mason jar/jars. Add mustard seeds, pimento, onion and dill – or chili, if using.
  4. Once cool enough, slowly pour your brine over the cucumbers and spices. You should avoid having too much air in the mix. Swiftly close the lid of your jars. 
  5. Put the jar/s into the fridge and have your cucumbers marinate for one to two seeks. Remember, the pickling taste will become stronger over time!


  • If small cucumbers are not available, use 400-450g/14-16 oz of larger cucumbers (for recipe in original serving size)
  • If you can’t get fresh dill, use dried dill instead. It will add a similar flavour to the brine. Caution: dried dill is more intense so be careful not to overdose if you’re not into a highly intense dill flavour.
  • If you can’t get whole pimento, don’t worry – the recipe is perfectly fine without.
  • Nutrition information is for the whole jar – so that means 2 jars as on the picture with the chillies, or a large one as on the image on the top of the blog.
  • Category: low carb snacks
  • Method: chop and pickle
  • Cuisine: German


  • Serving Size: 1 large mason jar
  • Calories: 31
  • Fat: 0.2g
  • Carbohydrates: 6.6g net carbs
  • Protein: 1.4g

Keywords: pickled cucumbers