Fast Dill Pickle Substitute

Dill Pickle Substitute (low-amine, gluten-free, soy-free, nut-free, dairy-free, paleo, vegetarian, vegan, low-fat, low-carb, no preservatives) photo

Low-Amine Dill Pickle Substitute

Pickles… My greatest obsession. I love them so! But of course, with an amine allergy, they’re impossible to eat. Here’s a quick and easy low-amine dill pickle substitute recipe that will leave your taste buds satisfied and your pickle craving fulfilled.

1 English cucumber

1/4 tsp ascorbic acid

1/2 tsp dill

3 Tbsp salt

  • Wash cucumber and cut ends off.
  • Use a mandoline to slice cucumber very thinly – the thinner you slice them, the faster they’ll pickle.
  • Put all cucumber slices in a tupperware with a good seal. Cover in salt and rub salt into the cucumber slices.
  • Close tupperware and put in fridge for at least 12 hours, taking out to shake tupperware occasionally.
  • When cucumber slices have reached a flexible pickle consistency, drain into a colander.
  • Run water over low-amine pickle substitute and massage, to get salt out. Massage and massage, squeezing the water out firmly. After a few rinses, taste. When the salt content tastes right to you, squeeze all water out of the pickle substitutes and place in bowl.
  • Add ascorbic acid and dill. Mix well and taste. Add more ascorbic acid or dill as needed, but note that a little goes a long way!
  • Enjoy your dill pickle substitutes!


Very Low Amine: cucumber, ascorbic acid, salt, dill

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8 CommentsLeave a comment

  1. sounds and looks delish! i love lightly pickled acidic tastes as opposed to the full on pickle.

    • I love every kind of pickle. I think I would subsist on nothing but sushi, pho, and pickles, if I were given the chance. ;)

  2. Im a dill pickle fanatic. I will have to try these. Thanks for posting!!

    • Feel free to tweak it and add garlic or other herbs, too! I just went for quick and easy for this round. :)


      – Michelle F

  3. That picture is like summer on a plate. What a delish dish! When you have some time, do drop by my blog. I just made some custard and would love to know what to think of my recipe :)

    • Your recipes look so interesting!

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