Champagne Garlic Habanero Pickles

  • 2 pounds fresh, small, firm pickling cucumbers
  • 1 fresh habanero pepper sliced in half (optional)
  • 5 cloves fresh garlic (optional)
  • 3" sprig fresh dill
  • 1 cup Bella Nonnas Champagne Balsamic Vinegar
  • 1 cup Bella Nonnas A-Premium White Balsamic
  • 2 cups filtered water
  • 1/4 cup kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon pickling spice mix (optional)
Cooking Instructions:
  • Arrange cucumbers, habanero pepper halves, garlic cloves, and sprig of dill in one large sterilized lidded jar, or divide among smaller sterilized jars with tight fitting lids.
  • In a medium sauce pan set over medium-high heat, heat both vinegars, pickling spice (if using), salt, and water to a simmer.
  • Pour hot liquid over the pickles, making sure the liquid comes above the pickles and allow to cool to room temperature.
  • Refrigerate pickles for a minimum of 7 days before eating to allow the brine to penetrate the cucumbers. Flavor will improve over time.
  • Keep refrigerated.

Cooking Time : 5-10 min
Servings : 6-8