Microwave Pickles

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Prep Time

5 mins

Cook Time

6 mins

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Craving a crunch? Pickle your summer veggies with Anyday's microwave-friendly method! It's fast, fun, and lets you savor the garden-fresh flavors all year long. No fuss, no mess, just pure pickle perfection.

With Anyday, you can whip up pickling brine in the microwave in half the time of traditional stovetop methods. Plus, our clever sealing knob lets you pickle and store in the same container.

All of Anyday’s recipes are tested (and retested!) in many different microwaves and home kitchens to make sure they work — and work well.

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What You’ll Need

What You’ll Need

The Medium Deep Dish

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Select your microwave wattage in the dropdown. The cook times in this recipe will automatically change accordingly.


To find your microwave’s wattage, look at the front panel, the side of the door, in the back, in the user manual, or Google the model number. If both an input and output wattage are listed, use the output.

Wattage translates to how powerful the microwave is. The higher the wattage, the faster your food will cook. The lower the wattage, the longer the cook time.

When in doubt, start with less time — you can always add more.

Microwave oven by power - 700w



The Medium Deep Dish


  • 1 cup (240ml) white distilled vinegar
  • ¼ cup (60ml) sugar
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 6 black peppercorns
  • 1 garlic clove, peeled
  • 3 sprigs of fresh dill (optional)
  • 1 cup (150g) English cucumber, thinly sliced (see other vegetable suggestions below)


  1. Make the brine: Combine vinegar, sugar, salt, peppercorns, and garlic to an Anyday dish and stir to combine.
  2. Cover with lid (knob lifted) and cook for 6 minutes, or until the liquid comes to a simmer.
  3. Add the fresh dill and sliced cucumber (or vegetable of choice) into the Anyday. Cover with the lid, and push the knob down in a closed position.
  4. Refrigerate overnight, or for at least 6 hours. The longer the pickles sit in the brine, the more flavorful they will become! Pickles keep in the fridge for up to 15 days.

Serving suggestions & tips

  • Switch up the vegetables! Swap sliced cucumber for small cauliflower florets, sliced red onion, green beans, sliced radishes, or cucumber wedges.
  • Add chopped pickled vegetables to potato salad.
  • Blend pickled vegetables into salad dressings for extra flavor.
  • Add chili flakes or sliced fresh peppers for a spicy kick.

Recipe notes

  • This recipe is for fresh pickles; store in the refrigerator for up to 15 days.
  • Some hard vegetables like Brussels sprouts or beets need to be cooked prior to pickling. Steam them gently in an Anyday to crisp-tenderness.
  • When the vinegar heats up, it creates a strong-smelling vapor that can bother your nose. When you go to open the lid after microwaving the hot brine, turn your head to avoid the intense smell.
  • Avoid pickling thin and delicate vegetables like lettuce or kale.
  • If canning, make sure to follow basic canning guidelines.
  • Microwave ovens vary, even with the same wattages. Adjust cooking times as needed.

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