18 Foods You Didn't Know You Could Pickle
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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 are a standout ingredient alongside cucumber, fennel, avocado and a lemon vinaigrette in a healthy and yummy salad.
Don't let pickling fruit scare you. Pickled blueberries are the perfect harmony of sweet and zesty. Get the steps.
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!
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.
Try pickling carrots in your favorite brine for a crunchy snack that kids and adults alike will enjoy.
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.
Tart cranberries pickle easily for use as a condiment or holiday cocktail garnish. Get the step-by-step instructions.
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 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, 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.
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.