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Easy Homemade German Pickling Spice Recipe

Easy Homemade German Pickling Spice Recipe

German pickling spice mix is one of the key ingredients in making German dill pickles. It’s flavorful, easy, and quick to put together.

Made with whole spices (mustard seeds, black pepper, fennel seeds, cloves, juniper berries, coriander seeds, allspice berries), bay leaves, dried carrots, and savory.

You can use this pickling spice to make pickled cucumbers, mixed pickles, or any pickled vegetables of your choice. It also makes a perfect gift from the kitchen for your family and friends.

What you’ll need to make pickling spice mix

  • 2 tablespoons mustard seeds
  • 1 tablespoon black peppercorns
  • 1 tablespoon fennel seeds
  • 16 whole cloves
  • 10 whole juniper berries
  • 1 tablespoon coriander seeds
  • 2 teaspoons allspice
  • 3 bay leaves
  • ½ teaspoon dried savory
  • 1 tablespoon dried carrots

*For my dried carrots, I’ve used half a small carrot that I have peeled, cut into sticks, and dried for a couple of days.

*If you don’t have access to dried savory, feel free to use dried dill.

How to make spice mix for pickled cucumbers

Begin by crushing bay leaves with your hands. Next combine all the ingredients together and fill in air-tight containers. Store in a cool and dry place for up to one year.

One of my favorite ways to use this pickling spice mix is to make these dill pickled cucumbers.

Easy Homemade German Pickling Spice Recipe

German pickling spice mix is one of the key ingredients in making German dill pickles. It’s flavorful, easy, and quick to put together.
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: pickling spice, spice mix
Cuisine: European, German
Keyword: Gewürzgurken Gewürzmischung, gifts from the kitchen, pickling spice recipe for dill pickles
Servings: 7 Tablespoons
Author: Ester | esterkocht.com

Equipment

  • Containers with lids

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons mustard seeds
  • 1 tablespoon black peppercorns
  • 1 tablespoon fennel seeds
  • 16 whole cloves
  • 10 whole juniper berries
  • 1 tablespoon coriander seeds
  • 2 teaspoons allspice berries
  • 3 bay leaves
  • ½ teaspoon dried savory SEE NOTES
  • 1 tablespoon dried carrots SEE NOTES

Instructions

  • Begin by crushing bay leaves with your hands. Next combine all the ingredients together and fill in air-tight containers. Store in a cool and dry place for up to one year.

Notes

  • Feel free to adjust this pickling spice recipe to your liking.
  • *If you don’t have access to dried savory, feel free to use dried dill.
  • *For the dried carrots, I’ve used half a small carrot that I have peeled, cut into sticks, and dried for a couple of days.

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