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Pickling Spice
Prep Time
5 mins
Total Time
5 mins

Making your own pickling spice is not rocket science, but allows you to customize your pickle flavor. Make this dill pickling spice for your own homemade dill pickles.

Course: Sauces
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Pickles, Spice
Servings: 10 tablespoons
Calories: 28 kcal
Pickling spice:
  • 2 tablespoons black peppercorns
  • 2 tablespoons mustard seeds
  • 2 tablespoons coriander seeds
  • 1 tablespoon allspice berries
  • ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 tablespoon crumbled bay leaves (about 10 to 12)
Optional Ingredients:
  • 2 tablespoons dill seeds (for dill pickles)
  • 8 whole cloves
  • 1 cinnamon stick (broken into pieces)
  • 1 tsp dried ginger
  • 1 to 2 star anise
  • 1 tablespoon fennel seed
  1. Combine all spices together and store in an airtight container until you are ready to use.

Nutrition Facts
Pickling Spice
Amount Per Serving (1 tablespoon)
Calories 28 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Sodium 4mg0%
Potassium 78mg2%
Carbohydrates 4g1%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 53IU1%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 53mg5%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.