18 Foods You Didn't Know You Could Pickle

Pickling isn't just for cucumbers! Explore unconventional fruits and vegetables you can pickle and find a new way to preserve your favorite produce from the garden.

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Pickled Lemons

When life gives you lemons, pickle them! Think outside the box and experiment with pickling fruits. Pickled lemons are a longtime staple in Indian and Moroccan cuisine and an anchor of many traditional dishes. Get the recipe.

Pickled Green Beans

Pickled green beans, otherwise known as "dilly beans," are a fresh, crunchy snack that is easy to make. Try the recipe for yourself.

Pickled Nectarines

Pickled nectarines are a standout ingredient alongside cucumber, fennel, avocado and a lemon vinaigrette in a healthy and yummy salad.

Pickled Blueberries

Don't let pickling fruit scare you. Pickled blueberries are the perfect harmony of sweet and zesty. Get the steps.

Pickled Peaches

Pickled peaches are a great accompaniment to a variety of sweet and savory dishes.

Watermelon Rind Pickles

Don't toss those watermelon rinds. Pickle 'em!

Pickled Okra

You've fried okra before, but what about pickled okra?

Quick Pickled Beets

Fresh pickled beets are sweet and tangy, while still holding on to the earthy flavor of this popular spring root veggie. This quick pickling method doesn't require any special canning tools or water baths.

Pickled Carrots

Try pickling carrots in your favorite brine for a crunchy snack that kids and adults alike will enjoy.

Pickled Grapes

Sweet and tangy, brined grapes take summer pickling off the beaten path. Get the super easy recipe here.

Kool-Aid Dill Pickles

Just add Kool-Aid to your brine to create a sweet and sour sensation the kids will adore. Learn more about this kooky, yet ingenious idea.

Pickled Cranberries

Tart cranberries pickle easily for use as a condiment or holiday cocktail garnish. Get the step-by-step instructions.

Pickled Garlic

Not everyone would think of pickling garlic, but it's a great way to always make sure you have some on hand for a recipe. Plus, pickling only improves upon garlic's delicious flavor.

Pickled Asparagus

Pickled asparagus can be eaten on its own or used as a spectacular garnish for Bloody Marys.

Pickled Green Tomatoes

Pickled green tomatoes can (and will) be eaten straight from the jar.

Refrigerator Pickles

Refrigerator pickles, charmingly referred to as "quickles," are great when you have a small batch of cucumbers to process or just need the zesty bite of a pickle, and fast!

Bread and Butter Pickles

These sweet pickles have a sour bite that has made them a favorite for decades. Get the recipe.

Dill Pickles

Sure you can pickle just about anything, but if you'd rather stick to classic dill pickles, that's fine too. Pickling is an easy, delicious way to process large batches of cucumbers. Make our recipe your own by mixing in your favorite flavors such as garlic, peppers or a little sugar, if you like things sweet.