40 Foods You Can Pickle
Pickling is a popular way of preserving fresh, in-season produce for eating year-round. Vegetables and fruits benefit from the tangy addition of vinegar-based brines, creating a deliciously layered condiment that goes well with sandwiches, salads, and grain bowls. From blueberries to beets, these are our 40 favorite foods to pickle.
Refrigerator Dill Pickles
A classic pickle that's ready in just three days, this recipe is great for using extra garden cucumbers during the summer months.
Nana's Southern Pickled Peaches
Bread and Butter Pickles
Cucumbers, onions, and green bell peppers are pickled in this sweet and sour brine. Turmeric is the secret ingredient to giving the pickles a golden hue.
Quick Pickled Jalapeño Rings
Curtido (Salvadoran Pickled Slaw)
Grandma Oma's Pickled Okra
"When my daughter said they were fantastic I new they were good, she is EXTREMELY picky!" says recipe reviewer Penney Goodwin.
Christmas Red Pickles
"My great grandmother used to make these pickles for us every Christmas," says user Miss Lisa, "They are unusual, but they taste incredible."
Don't settle for store-bought pickled eggs. This homemade version uses pickling spices, garlic, and bay leaves for a boost of flavor.
Pickled Padron Peppers
Roasting the peppers before pickling makes them extra tender and infuses a delicious smoky flavor.
Pickled Green Beans
Homemade Pickled Ginger (Gari)
"This was used as a pickled eggs recipe at Michigan Tech," says recipe creator harborspringscook. "It's great when served with a cold beer, eh!"
Catherine's Pickled Blueberries
Great over soft goat cheese, or as an alternative to chutney, these pickled blueberries are lightly spiced with cinnamon, cloves, and allspice.
Pickled Daikon Radish and Carrot
Zesty Pickled Brussels Sprouts
A little spicy, a little sour, these Brussels sprouts stay just the right amount of crunchy after pickling.
Sriracha Pickled Eggs
If you like hot sauce on your eggs, then this is the recipe for you. Sriracha is the secret ingredient to this bright red brine.
Pickled Corn on the Cob
"Sections of corn are pickled on the cob," says recipe creator TRISH. "A great recipe for preserving fresh corn from the summer to enjoy later in the year."
Refrigerator Rainbow Carrot Pickles
Rainbow carrots in shades of purple, orange, yellow, and white make a beautiful pickle.
Easy Pickled Mushrooms
You probably already have all the ingredients on-hand to make this easy pickled mushrooms recipe, which mainly uses pantry staples.
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Sugar Snap! Pickled Peas
Tarragon, lemon zest, and dill seeds add zesty flavor to these pickled snap peas.
Quick Pickled Eggs and Beets
Have your brine pull double-duty by pickling both eggs and beets together. "These are the best I have ever eaten," says user Judy. "My husband loved them."
Traditional English Pickled Onions
Apple Refrigerator Pickles
While apples might not be the first piece of produce you think about pickling, they make a surprisingly satisfying sweet and sour snack.
Hot Italian Giardiniera
"I have not found 'quality' hot giardiniera since I left home," says recipe reviewer SusanD. "I've even resorted to having some Chicago style restaurants ship me their giardiniera but I honestly have to say that this recipe tops the best of the giardiniera I've ever tasted!"