Homemade Pickling Recipes (2024)

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1 of 42 Sweet and Sour Pickled Green Beans 1 of 42 2 of 42 Dill Pickle Spears 2 of 42 3 of 42 Mustard and Ginger Pickled Carrots 3 of 42 4 of 42 Bread-and-Butter Pickles 4 of 42 5 of 42 Refrigerator Pickled Blackberries 5 of 42 6 of 42 Pickled Jicama, Ginger, and Summer Peppers 6 of 42 7 of 42 Spiced Pickled Beets 7 of 42 8 of 42 Sweet-and-Sour Veggie Pickles 8 of 42 9 of 42 Dilled Green Beans 9 of 42 10 of 42 Spicy Pickled Okra 10 of 42 11 of 42 Zucchini Pickles 11 of 42 12 of 42 Spicy Pickled Vegetables 12 of 42 13 of 42 Spicy Pickled Summer Vegetables 13 of 42 14 of 42 Pickled Green Beans 14 of 42 15 of 42 Sweet and Sour Cucumber and Red Onion Pickles 15 of 42 16 of 42 Spicy Dill Quick Pickles 16 of 42 17 of 42 Quick-Pickled Baby Turnips 17 of 42 18 of 42 Homemade Dill Pickles 18 of 42 19 of 42 Easy Refrigerator Pickles 19 of 42 20 of 42 Mommy's Watermelon Rind Pickles 20 of 42 21 of 42 Green Tomato Pickles 21 of 42 22 of 42 Pickled Fresno Chiles 22 of 42 23 of 42 Dill Pickle Spears 23 of 42 24 of 42 Old-Fashioned Mustard Pickles 24 of 42 25 of 42 Bread-and-Butter Pickles 25 of 42 26 of 42 Squash Pickle Medley 26 of 42 27 of 42 Quick Confetti Pickles 27 of 42 28 of 42 Pickled Melon 28 of 42 29 of 42 Pickled Jalapeño Slices 29 of 42 30 of 42 Pickled Cherries with Tarragon and Vanilla 30 of 42 31 of 42 Pickled Peaches 31 of 42 32 of 42 Dilly Beans 32 of 42 33 of 42 Pickled Garlic with Chiles 33 of 42 34 of 42 Pickled Golden Beets 34 of 42 35 of 42 Pickled Mushrooms with Garlic and Thyme 35 of 42 36 of 42 Pickled Dilled Beans 36 of 42 37 of 42 Pickled Strawberries 37 of 42 38 of 42 Red Onion Pickles with Peppercorns 38 of 42 39 of 42 Pickled Pearl Onions 39 of 42 40 of 42 Pickled Okra 40 of 42 41 of 42 Pickled Peppers & Onions 41 of 42 42 of 42 Pickled Asparagus 42 of 42 Up Next References

Pickled Asparagus

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From pickled okra to dilled green beans these unique twists on the traditional pickle are sure to satisfy.

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Sweet and Sour Pickled Green Beans

Sweet and Sour Pickled Green Beans

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Sweet and Sour Pickled Green Beans Recipe

Packing these pickled green beans in small jars makes a great gift. You can evenrefrigerate themfor up to 1 month!

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Dill Pickle Spears

Dill Pickle Spears

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Dill Pickle Spears Recipe

Considering that the average supermarket dill pickle spears contain 313mg sodium each, these are downright saintly, with only 193mg in 4 spears.

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Mustard and Ginger Pickled Carrots

Mustard and Ginger Pickled Carrots

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Mustard and Ginger Pickled Carrots Recipe

These tender-crisp carrot pickles are good served with raw vegetables alongside dips at a party.

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Bread-and-Butter Pickles

Bread-and-Butter Pickles

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Bread-and-Butter Pickles Recipe

This easy pickle recipe yields lots of cucumber pickles to keep on hand for picnics or snacks. Try bread-and-butter pickles on sandwiches or burgers, as a complement to field peas, or as a snack with whole-grain mustard, cheddar cheese, and crackers. Thin-skinned pickling cucumbers are essential.

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Refrigerator Pickled Blackberries

Refrigerator Pickled Blackberries

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Refrigerator Pickled Blackberries Recipe

The glistening jewels would be incredible as a sauce for duck breast, as part of a cheese platter, spooned onto ricotta-topped crostini, draped over yogurt, or plopped into co*cktails.

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Pickled Jicama, Ginger, and Summer Peppers

Pickled Jicama, Ginger, and Summer Peppers

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Pickled Jicama, Ginger, and Summer Peppers Recipe

A great use for the sweet peppers piled up at the farmers' market right now--all of them work in this juicy, tart pickle.

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Spiced Pickled Beets

Spiced Pickled Beets

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Spiced Pickled Beets Recipe

What a sweet addition to a summer veggie plate! Any kind of beets will work; we used golden ones for their lovely color.

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Sweet-and-Sour Veggie Pickles

Sweet-and-Sour Veggie Pickles

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Sweet-and-Sour Veggie Pickles Recipe

Serve these pickles with co*cktails or with grilled poultry or fish. This recipe makes four (1-pt.) jars—enough to keep and give away to friends and neighbors.

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Dilled Green Beans

Dilled Green Beans

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Dilled Green Beans Recipe

Green beans make for delicious pickles, especially when paired with red peppers and garlic. Grab a couple of pounds from your local farmers' market during peak season and you'll have homemade pickles to enjoy the rest of the year.

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Spicy Pickled Okra

Spicy Pickled Okra

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Spicy Pickled Okra Recipe

Make good use of an abundant summer okra harvest by whipping up these spicy pickles. White peppercorns and jalapeños add some kick, making these pickles a great side dish or martini garnish.

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Zucchini Pickles

Zucchini Pickles Recipe

Zucchini makes for great breads, cakes, soups, and more–why not pickles, too? Rice vinegar and ginger add a little Asian flair to this easy pickling recipe.

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Spicy Pickled Vegetables

Spicy Pickled Vegetables

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Spicy Pickled Vegetables Recipe

These Tex-Mex-inspired pickles make great toppings for nachos, tacos, or chili.

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Spicy Pickled Summer Vegetables

Spicy Pickled Summer Vegetables

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Spicy Pickled Summer Vegetables Recipe

For extra color and variety, add wax beans, hot peppers, haricots verts, icicle radishes, or pole beans. A wide-mouth jar makes pickling a snap--the vegetables are easier to slide inside.

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Pickled Green Beans

Pickled Green Beans

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Pickled Green Beans Recipe

Save the best of summer flavor by preserving ripe green beans at their peak.

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Sweet and Sour Cucumber and Red Onion Pickles

Sweet and Sour Cucumber and Red Onion Pickles

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Sweet and Sour Cucumber and Red Onion Pickles Recipe

We riffed off classic bread-and-butter pickles, adding the unexpected tastes of lemongrass and coriander.

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Spicy Dill Quick Pickles

Spicy Dill Quick Pickles

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Spicy Dill Quick Pickles Recipe

Your choice of red or green chiles adds heat to these cool pickles.

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Quick-Pickled Baby Turnips

Quick-Pickled Baby Turnips

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Quick-Pickled Baby Turnips Recipe

Look for baby turnips with the greens on them for an elegant look that will wow. Trim greens to about 1/2 inch from the top of the bulb; then slice turnips vertically.

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Homemade Dill Pickles

Homemade Dill Pickles

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Homemade Dill Pickles Recipe

Skip the store and make pickles at home. All you need is a little time.

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Easy Refrigerator Pickles

Easy Refrigerator Pickles

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Easy Refrigerator Pickles Tout

Love traditional sliced cucumber pickles? You can make your own with this easy recipe. The pickles keep in the fridge for up to one month.

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Mommy's Watermelon Rind Pickles

Mommy's Watermelon Rind Pickles

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Mommy's Watermelon Rind Pickles Recipe

Make the most of summer watermelon by saving the rind and making these tangy spiced pickles.

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Green Tomato Pickles

Green Tomato Pickles

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Green Tomato Pickles Recipe

Instead of making fried green tomatoes, use those green tomatoes for tangy, spiced pickles that are perfect with ham, pork tenderloin, or grilled chicken. The recipe makes 7 pints, so you’ll have a few jars for gifts.

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Pickled Fresno Chiles

Pickled Fresno Chiles

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Pickled Fresno Chiles Recipe

Spicy and sweet, these pickles add a hit of color and flavor to burgers--and are great with any rich food, like sausages or fried chicken.

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Dill Pickle Spears

Dill Pickle Spears

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Dill Pickle Spears Recipe

These classic spears are crisp, sour, and a sandwich's best friend. Like most pickles, they'll reach their best flavor and texture after three weeks in the jars.

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Old-Fashioned Mustard Pickles

Old-Fashioned Mustard Pickles

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Old-Fashioned Mustard Pickles Recipe

Traditionally, the vegetables are salted and left to soften. Instead, we blanched them to tenderize before pickling.

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Bread-and-Butter Pickles

Bread-and-Butter Pickles

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Bread-and-Butter Pickles Recipe

Try these sweet-and-sour pickles on sandwiches, in deviled eggs, or straight out of the jar.

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Squash Pickle Medley

Squash Pickle Medley

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Squash Pickle Medley Recipe

This colorful blend mimics bread-and-butter pickles--sweet, tart, and squeaky-crisp--even though it contains no cucumbers. Use the freshest zucchini and yellow squash you can find, free of blemishes and with no hint of limpness, for the crispiest results.

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Quick Confetti Pickles

Quick Confetti Pickles

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Quick Confetti Pickles Recipe

No time to can? No problem. These refrigerator pickles are easy--and so colorful that you'll want to shingle them on buttered brown bread or put them in a glass bowl just to show them off. Standard radishes will do, but slender, carrotlike icicle radishes from the farmers' market are easier to slice.

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Pickled Melon

Pickled Melon

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Pickled Melon Recipe

Thyme sprigs add a nice flavor to these tangy pickled melon slices.

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Pickled Jalapeño Slices

Pickled Jalapeno Slices

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Pickled Jalapeño Slices Recipe

If you like things hot, you'll love these fiery pickles. They're ideal as a final atomic flourish on tacos, nachos, and huevos rancheros. If you prefer milder pickled peppers, cut off the stem ends, and scoop or tap out some of the seeds before slicing the peppers.

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Pickled Cherries with Tarragon and Vanilla

Pickled Cherries with Tarragon and Vanilla

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Pickled Cherries with Tarragon and Vanilla Recipe

Chef Renee Erickson, owner of several Seattle restaurants and of Boat Street Pickle company, gave us the recipe for this bright, sweet-sour pickle. She uses fresh sour cherries (with the stems is especially pretty), but sweet Bings work well too--and so do frozen cherries of either type.

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Pickled Peaches

Pickled Peaches

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Pickled Peaches Recipe

Use fresh mint, if you can, to add a coolness to the tang of these pickled peaches.

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Dilly Beans

Dilly Beans

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Dilly Beans Recipe

These addictively crunchy sticks would make a mighty fine Bloody Mary garnish. Wide-mouth jars are your friend here. When placing beans into jars, try squeezing them into a tight bunch before pushing them down inside.

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Pickled Garlic with Chiles

Pickled Garlic with Chiles

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Pickled Garlic with Chiles Recipe

Try these crunchy cloves in dirty martinis and anywhere you'd use fresh garlic. The garlic is mellowed and crisped by pickling and enhanced by hot peppers, and the hit of vinegar brightens any savory dish.

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Pickled Golden Beets

Pickled Golden Beets

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Pickled Golden Beets Recipe

This recipe works with red beets, too, but golden beets are less likely to stain your fingers or your apron.

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Pickled Mushrooms with Garlic and Thyme

Pickled Mushrooms with Garlic and Thyme

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Pickled Mushrooms with Garlic and Thyme Recipe

Chef Renee Erickson, owner of several Seattle restaurants and of Boat Street Pickle company, gave us the recipe for these bracing pickles. She likes to eat them right from the jar, tossed with a little olive oil, or serve them with roasted chicken. She also recommends using them in a bloody Mary skewer.

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Pickled Dilled Beans

Pickled Dilled Beans

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Pickled Dilled Beans Recipe

Crushed red pepper gives these beans a kick. A mix of green and yellow beans makes for a pretty jar.

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Pickled Strawberries

Pickled Strawberries

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Pickled Strawberries Recipe

Fresh rosemary adds dimension to the tartness of these pickled strawberries.

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Red Onion Pickles with Peppercorns

Red Onion Pickles with Peppercorns

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Red Onion Pickles with Peppercorns Recipe

These may be the most versatile pickles you can make. "They're a natural for sandwiches, and of course burgers, but they're also great with smoked fish," says chef Renee Erickson, owner of several Seattle restaurants and of Boat Street Pickle company.

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Pickled Pearl Onions

Pickled Pearl Onions

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Pickled Pearl Onions Recipe

Use these crisp, tart onions as sandwich toppers, martini garnishes, or interesting additions to meat-and-cheese platters.

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Pickled Okra

Pickled Okra

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Pickled Okra Recipe

Okra shrink and float when pickled. To get the most in each jar, pack one layer of okra with stem ends down and tips up and another layer with stem ends up and tips down, interlacing the tips in the middle of the jar.

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Pickled Peppers & Onions

Pickled Peppers and Onions

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This medley of bell peppers and red onion is the perfect accompaniment to a sandwich or an appetizer tray.

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Pickled Asparagus

Pickled Asparagus

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Pickled Asparagus Recipe

You need to trim the asparagus to fit your jars, but you needn't discard the tender trimmings. Chop them evenly, blanch or sauté, and add to spring pasta or egg dishes.

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