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If you can't handle gluten, then you can't buy just any jar of pickles. You search and search but can't seem to find safe pickles. Well, do just like the Intolerant Family did and MAKE YOUR OWN! Yes YOU can make your own pickles. That's right, homemade pickles, by YOU! So Let's get started!

The Intolerant Dad




2 Large Mason Jars


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  • Apple Cider Vinegar - 2 Cups
  • Water - 2 Cups
  • Maple Syrup - 1/2 Cup
  • Salt - 1.5 Tablespoons
  • Large Field Cucumber - 2
  • Mustard Seeds - 3 Teaspoons
  • Fennel Seeds - 1 Teaspoon
  • Pink Peppercorns - 2 Teaspoons
  • Dill Weed Branches - 5
  • Garlic Cloves - 2


  • Gluten Free
  • Soy Free
  • Dairy Free
  • Nightshade Free
  • Egg Free
  • Grain Free

This Recipe is:

  • Small Saucepan (5.5" diameter)
  • Knife (Chefs, Santoku, Utility) OR Mandoline Slicer
  • Mason Jar


  1. Combine apple cider vinegar, water, maple syrup, and salt into the saucepan on the stove at medium high heat and bring to a boil
  2. Slice cucumber into coins,
  3. Fill 1/3 of the mason jar with cucumbers,
  4. add a couple of branches of dill, and half of the mustard seeds, fennel seeds, pink peppercorns, and one garlic clove,
  5. Add more cucumber (about another 1/3) then add a few dill branches, and the rest of the mustard seeds, fennel seeds, pink peppercorns, and the second garlic clove,
  6. Fill the rest of the jar with the remaining cucumbers, and add another few dill branches on top,
  7. Once the sauce is boiled, gently pour the solution into the mason jar, filling it until everything is submerged
  8. Cover and place in the fridge for 24hrs.

Burger night was fast approaching here at The Intolerant Headquarters. Things were shaping up nicely. We had our homemade nightshade free ketchup recipe on point, a fresh batch of our homemade mayonnaise chilling in the fridge,  our cassava flour flat bread ingredients in stock, nice crisp lettuce cut, and onions chopped and diced. But The Intolerant Dad knew something was missing. Pickles! Yes, delicious homemade gluten free and nightshade free pickles. That sweet tangy flavor was going to be missing in our Intolerant Burger. That nice crunch that provides a little extra to a great burger.

Within minutes the Intolerant Dad was scouring the internet looking for the basic ingredients to make his own homemade pickles. He knew that apple cider vinegar was a great, safe, substitute for white vinegar so he concentrated on pickle recipes that included apple cider vinegar. Having already made homemade pickles with a salt brine water in the past, he new the flavors that dill weed, fresh garlic cloves, and mustard seed provided where going to be essential to his recipe. He found many pickle recipes that included fennel seeds and decided to give it a try, and was glad he did! Finally, to add his own personal flare to these homemade pickles he added in some pink peppercorns, a great substitute for paprika when you are nightshade free but still want that little bit of heat.