You can pickle almost anything. Pickling is exactly what it sounds like: sticking your veggie of choice in a jar of brine, and letting it sit for a couple of days to a few months. The result is a crunchy, savory snack, much like a pickle. The most common pickled veggie is cucumber also known as a pickle! However, you can pickle any vegetable you want and enjoy them with a meal. We’ve rounded up our favorite pickled recipes to get you started! Don’t forget to check out these recipes and many others on our Food Monster App!
1. Pickled Celery
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Another version of celery – this time with a kick. This Pickled Celery by Magdalena Pienkos is quick to prepare and couples well with a variety of dishes. And the best part? It is so simple to make and even more delicious to eat.
2. Pickled Vegetable Sandwich
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Banh mi shops inspired this Pickled Vegetable Sandwich by Melissa Tedesco. Traditional banh mi sandwiches contain some kind of meat, carrots, daikon radish, fresh coriander and mayonnaise. We thought it would lend a really nice balance of flavors to pickle the veggies and pair it with creamy vegan mayo. The outcome was divine. It’s such a fresh and interesting sandwich. It may seem strange at first, but give it a try. The flavours really pop!
3. Pickled Asian Cucumber Salad
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This recipe for ickled Asian Cucumber Salad by Gabrielle St. Claire has tons of flavors and yet, everything blends seamlessly together. It’s made up of a few accessible, affordable, colorful ingredients, that encompass a variety of textures. The salad has a hint of spice and it’s perfect by itself or on top of burgers, salads, and just about anything else you could imagine.
4. Pickled Plum Noodle Soup
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Umeboshi is Japanese pickled plum. It is made by pickling a Japanese plum with salt and red shiso, then drying it in the sun. “Ume” is Japanese plum and “boshi” means to dry. And who doesn’t love noodles? This Pickled Plum Noodle Soup by Mariko Sakata combines these flavors into a warming soup that’s perfect to enjoy after a long day.
5. Japanese Carrot Pickles
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While these carrot pickles taste great on their own, their flavor and texture truly shine when paired with other components. They are the perfect balance of vinegary and salty goodness. Prepare a jar of these Japanese Carrot Pickles by Bold Flavored Vegan Cooking now and creatively add them to whatever dish your heart desires.
6. Pickled Green Tomatoes
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7. Easy Pickled Red Cabbage
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8. Pickled Red Onions
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These Pickled Red Onions by Aysegul Sanford have the ability to instantly transform a number of dishes. Throw them into creamy potato salads, tacos, or veggie burgers for a tangy burst of flavor. They also make a perfectly sweet companion for avocados. Use these pickled red onions however you see fit. The more you use them, the more ideas you’ll come up with.
9. Crispy Flavorful Pickles
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A super quick recipe for yummy, full-of-flavor pickles. Have these Crispy Flavorful Pickles by Caroline Ginolfi on the side of your preferred vegan dinner! Feel free to mix them into salad, to toss them over top your favorite savory meal.
10. Homemade Pickled Jalapeños
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These Homemade Pickled Jalapeños by Lan Pham Wilson are the perfect way to amp up any recipe. Chickpea salads, veggie hot dogs, you name it, they can make it better. Fresh sliced jalapeños are combined with rice vinegar, garlic, salt, and a touch of sugar.
11. Pickled Radishes
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These Pickled Radishes by Victoria Jackson are satisfyingly sour. They are a go well with barbecue and are super simple to prepare! The only things that you’ll need to make these pickled radishes are vinegar, garlic, and organic sugar. You got this, no excuses.
12. Icelandic Pickled Beets
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These Icelandic Pickled Beets by Ksenia Prints have a sweet and bold beet flavor, only slightly changed by a handful of pickling spices. This recipe includes two ways to pickle your beets: a refrigerator version and a safe-for-canning method. Enjoy your pickled beets on their own, on top of salads, or paired with some vegan artisan cheese.
13. Super-Easy Refrigerator Dill Pickles
Did you know that dill pickles are actually a cinch to make at home? Instead of using a traditional canning method, you can make a quick and easy version in just a few steps — no special canning equipment or techniques needed! The technique is called refrigerator pickling. Simply pack your cucumbers into a mason jar or other heatproof container with an air-tight lid, then cover them with a basic pickling brine. Add some herbs and spices and pop the jars in the fridge. They’ll be transformed into pickles overnight. Feel free to try this out with this Super-Easy Refrigerator Dill Pickle recipe by Sonali Ruder
14. Mexican-Style Pickled Veggies
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Give your pickles an extra kick with jalapeños, oregano, and black peppercorns! These Mexican-Style Pickled Veggies by Linda Wagner would taste great on top of tacos, inside burritos, on a salad, or even just by themselves.
15. Cucumbers Małosolne: Polish Pickles
The age-old art of pickling is a good one to familiarize yourself with because pickles are healthy, they are a great way to cut back on food waste, and you can easily customize them to your palate. This recipe for Cucumbers Małosolne: Polish Pickles by Lilia Jankowska gives you a basic take on your classic dill pickle and from this foundation – the sky is the limit.
If you’re a fan of pickling and fermented foods, check out this Master Guide of Materials You Need to Make Homemade Fermented Vegetables and these 5 Gut-Friendly Fermented Foods From Different Asian Regions!
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