Sabroso Saturday: Homemade Pickles (Pepinillos)

It’s Sabroso Saturday (Translation: Tasty Saturday)! The day when we share recipes that have helped us stretch our budget, our imagination and our taste buds, without sacrificing our health.


I learned how to make homemade pepinillos/pickles when Karl, my teen, was young. Thank goodness I did, because not only does he love them but so does Andrew, my ten year old! Word to the wise, once you have homemade pickles you’ll never buy store brought!

I got the recipe from a book I received at the Food Market almost 16 years ago. As you can see by the picture below it’s been through alot – don’t judge me ok  ;)

It’s simple and I’m sure it’ll get a lot of use during your backyard BBQs (Hamburgers and pickles? YUM!). Just remember, you have to leave it in the fridge FIVE days so plan ahead!

¡Buen provecho!

Farmer's Market Recipe Book


Quick Pickles


  • 7 cups cucumbers cut very thin
  • 1 cup onions cut very thin
  • 1 cup green peppers cut very thin
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup vinegar
  • 1 Tablespoon of salt
  • 1 Tablespoon of celery seeds



  1. Cut cucumbers, onion and green pepper very thin.
  2. Combine sugar, vinegar, salt and celery seeds. Mix well.
  3. Pour mixture over vegetables. Cover and refrigerate for 5 days before serving. Stir twice each day (IMPORTANT).

Btw, celery seed is good for alot of things. It has calming properties and can be used in tea, soups, and a slew of other recetas / recipes! Read more about it here: Spineuniverse and on Wikipedia



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Enjoy & have a healthy Sabroso Saturday!

About the Author

Migdalia Rivera, also known as Ms. Latina in social media, is a single Latina mother of a teen, tween and 2 Australian Shepherds. When not blogging, or chasing after her energetic bunch, she connects influential bloggers with brands and PR agencies via her blogger network, Stiletto Media.

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  • OfeliaNJ July 9, 2011, 11:34 am

    I see how easy it is, and now wonder – can I reuse the liquid from store-bought pickles? Then slice the cucumbers and onions to soak in there? So many times after buying the jar, it feels like a waste to get rid of it after eating pickles.
    OfeliaNJ recently posted..Almost Caprese Salad – Three Ways! Sabroso Saturday

  • Ms. Latina July 9, 2011, 11:38 am

    OfeliaNJ You probably could Ofelia! I just feel that it tastes better fresh, but doesn’t everything? :)
    Ms. Latina recently posted..Sabroso Saturday: Homemade Pickles (Pepinillos)

  • you know i learn here that pickles were before cucumbers. :)
    we don’t have pickles in Lima, i guess nobody made it. But my anty put onion, aji serrano (yellow) together in sal and vinegar together and we use on the top of our food.
    cool recipie thank.
    Lilian Hurn-Súper Baratísimo o Gratis. recently posted..Sábado Sabroso – Pollo Horneado

  • Mirna July 9, 2011, 12:41 pm

    Lilian, We don’t have pickles in Argentina either. I have to be honest I don’t like them that much, I can only eat them in a cuban sandwich :)

  • sunshine July 9, 2011, 1:05 pm

    Looks easy. My mom wants to make it. Thanks for the recipe!
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  • Carolyn G July 9, 2011, 1:30 pm

    Hallelujah. I have cucumbers from the garden up the ying yang so this is a good way to use them up.
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  • Joscelyn at Mami of Multiples July 9, 2011, 1:34 pm

    I don’t really like pickles but this recipe makes we want to try them! Thanks for the recipe.

  • Uchi July 9, 2011, 4:22 pm

    I love pickles… que ricooooooo !

  • Andrea July 10, 2011, 3:40 pm

    Wait! That’s it? Really? WHy have I not tried to make these before? My daughter is a pickle ADDICT. Seriously. Hmmn, I may have to try this this coming week. Yum!
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