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Discover Our Recipe for Bread & Butter Pickles

Closeup of a River Vine side-dish of bread and butter pickles made by Chef Thomas Schmidt of John Ash and Co., Santa Rosa, CA

Bread and Butter Pickles

by Vintners Resort Executive Chef Tom Schmidt

We invite you to indulge in our signature pickles – a frequent request at Vintners Resort. Crisp, slightly sweet, and always refreshing, this easy-to-make side dish pairs perfectly with your favorite sandwich or burger.

  • 25 cucumbers
  • 2 large sweet onions
  • 2 green bell peppers
  • 1⁄2 cup kosher salt
  • 5 cups apple cider vinegar
  • 4 cups sugar
  • 2 tsp celery seed
  • 2 tbsp yellow mustard seeds
  • 15 whole garlic cloves
  • Wash cucumbers and slice in 3/8’ slices.
  • Peel and thinly slice onions, wash, and trim.
  • Dice bell pepper into 1⁄4” dice.
  • Mix all together with salt and let sit for 1 hour. Let all water drain off and put it in a non-reactive container, such as plastic.
  • In a stainless-steel saucepan, bring the following ingredients to a boil: apple cider vinegar, sugar, celery seed, yellow mustard seeds, and whole garlic cloves.
  • When the mixture comes to a boil, pour over the cucumbers. When cool, cover and put in refrigerator overnight. Enjoy as a snack or condiment!

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