Pickled Paint Colors with Benjamin Moore

September 4, 2021

Benjamin Moore can-do paint colors inspired by the perfect pickle canning recipe.


Preserving method: Water bath canning
Makes about 6 (16 oz) pints

Let the dill add flavor while you reduce the salt with this crispy pickle classic.
You will need

  • 4 lbs pickling cucumbers (about 16 small to medium)
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 2 Tbsp Kosher salt
  • 6 cups vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp Ball® Mixed Pickling Spice or Mrs. Wages Pickling Spice
  • Green or dry dill (1 head per jar)
  • 6 Ball® (16 oz) pint glass preserving jars with lids and bands
  • Water bath Canner or Ball Fresh-Tech Automatic Canner

Mrs. Wages Dill Pickles Seasoning Mix, 6.5 oz.

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  1. Prepare boiling water canner. Heat jars in simmering water until ready for use. Do not boil. Wash lids in warm soapy water and set bands aside.
  2. Wash cucumbers. Drain. Cut cucumbers into 1/4-inch thick slices, discarding ends.
  3. Combine sugar, salt and vinegar in a large saucepan. Tie spices in a spice bag and add to vinegar mixture. Bring to a boil.
  4. Reduce heat and simmer 15 minutes. Keep hot until ready for use. Remove spice bag.
  5. Pack cucumbers into hot jars leaving 1/2 inch headspace. Place one head of dill in each jar.
  6. Ladle hot liquid over cucumbers leaving 1/2 inch headspace. Remove air bubbles. Wipe rim. Center hot lid on jar. Apply band and adjust until fit is fingertip tight.
  7. Process filled jars in a boiling water canner for 15 minutes, adjusting for altitude. Remove jars and cool. Check for seal after 24 hours. Lids should not flex up and down when center is pressed.

Stop by your Wilco Farm Store to pick up your cucumbers, dill, spice and more during the 10th Annual Full Box Produce Sale, going on September 10th-12th.

Cucumber 428: You’ll know what the expression “Cool as a Cucumber” truly means when you use this classic Cucumber color. This shade from Benjamin Moore’s Classics collection plays nice with snappy colors and all varieties of greens, browns and darker grays. LRV: 76.27

Pinch of Spice 1449: Evocative of sweet purple basil, this deep shade of purple with undertones of red and black adds a spicy accent to any space. This shade gives great appeal and luxurious accents to borders, trim, accent wall and more. LRV: 12.99

Mustard Seed 222: A yellow hue that is soft and inviting. Perfect in well-lit spaces like dining rooms, bay window reading nooks, kitchens and bath. You’ll love how Mustard Seed, part of Benjamin Moore’s Classics Collection, stays true to being inviting with just enough spice to keep you wanting more. LRV: 44.59 Not available in exterior paint

Dillweed 481: A timeless green without being too “green”. This toned-down green with a bit of sage is the perfect calming accent to your spaces where you want smooth transitions, color that seems to create time and slows things down. Perfect for the breakfast nook, master bath, study or office. LRV: 41.37

Paint Colors inspired by the perfect pickle canning recipe

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