Pickling Vegetables

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A Guide on How to Pickle Vegetables For The Whole Family

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This recipe and guide will teach you all about Pickling Vegetables. Jar your fav veggies in a quick & easy way at home. Perfect for the whole family! πŸ₯•πŸ₯’

Pickling Vegetables is an art form. It’s a beautiful way to preserve vegetables and have a flavor explosion in your mouth. Pickled veggies are great to add to recipes, eat on their own, or use as toppings for all sorts of dishes. But how to pickle vegetables? That’s the biggest question. Most people think it’s some complicated science that only the experts can conquer, but the truth is, it’s incredibly easy to make your pickled veggies right at home with some jars, vinegar, and your fav vegetables.

Several jars of pickled vegetables on a counter

❀️ Why You’ll Love Pickling Vegetables

  • Versatile: Pickling Vegetables is incredibly easy and versatile. You can pickle so many kinds of veggies and use them on salads, tacos, sandwiches, or whatever you want
  • Food Waste: The best part about Pickling Vegetables is that it’s a great way to use up veggies that are about to go bad and turn them into flavorful, crunchy veggies you can use for months
How to pickle vegetables quickly & easily.
Pickling spice for pickling vegetables

🍲 Ingredients

Pickling Spice – The pickling spice I used from Mountain Rose Herbs makes pickling super easy and quick to do at home. This blend has over ten cut spices, whole berries, and seeds, that are blended to perfection to complement any refrigerator or canned pickled fruit/veg recipe. You can also make your own with these ingredients, but this blend is not only the perfect ratio but also makes life so much easier.

Vinegar – The other key ingredient when learning how to pickle vegetables is good-quality vinegar. Vinegar is seriously a magic ingredient, it’s so versatile and can be used for everything from household cleaning to delicious pickled goods. Find yourself a good quality vinegar (skip the No Name brands), and add a little quality olive oil and fresh thyme and rosemary to your jars to jam-pack even more flavor into your pickled goods.

How to pickle vegetables.

πŸ‘©β€πŸ³ How to Make Pickled Vegetables

  1. Sterilize your jars/cans of choice and begin to fill each with your preferred veggie/herb and root option.
  2. To prepare brine or pickling liquid, add all ingredients into a pot and heat till the salt has dissolved.
  3. Remove your brine from the heat, let cool slightly, and pour into jar with vegetables. Seal jars tightly, cool, and then refrigerate.
  4. Enjoy in around 24-48 hours.

πŸ—’ Variations

There are so many veggies you can pickle, and feel free to mix and match a bunch in one jar. Here are some ideas:

  • Carrots
  • Cucumbers
  • Beets
  • Green Beans
  • Onions
  • Radishes
  • Asparagus


πŸ—’ Best served with

πŸ‘ How to Store Leftovers

What I love about crispy pickled veggies is that you can keep them for weeks until they’re all used up. They’re a great way to use up veggies in your fridge and make their shelf life longer. Store in an airtight mason jar for weeks!

πŸ€” Common Questions

Are quick pickled vegetables good for you?

Yes! They are really healthy for your gut and can be a great way to have a crunchy, flavorful snack, while also getting veggies in.

What is the difference between quick pickling and pickling?

Traditional pickling includes canning to sterilize the jars and create an airtight seal. This makes it possible to store the pickles outside of the fridge. Quick pickling you don’t have to wait as long to enjoy your pickled veggies and you can store them in your fridge. Generally, they are quicker, and easier to make.

How to pickle vegetables.

Pickling Vegetables

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This recipe and guide will teach you all about Pickling Vegetables. Jar your fav veggies in a quick & easy way at home. Perfect for the whole family! πŸ₯•πŸ₯’
Prep Time 30 minutes
Course Raw Food
Cuisine Vegan

Ingredients
  

Brine for every jar/pickling veg:

Vegetable varieties:

  • fresh beets cooked, peeled and quartered or cut into bite-sized chunks
  • carrots raw and cut into stick
  • red onion thinly sliced
  • radishes cut into quarters
  • cabbage thinly sliced
  • asparagus remove rough stem ends
  • fresh herbs thyme, rosemary, oregano
  • fresh roots ginger and turmeric
  • fresh garlic

Instructions
 

  • Sterilize your jars/cans of choice and begin to fill each with your preferred veggie/herb and root option.
  • To prepare brine or pickling liquid, add all ingredients into a pot and heat till salt has dissolved.
  • Remove your brine from the heat, let cool slightly and pour into jar with vegetables. Seal jars tightly, cool and then refrigerate.
  • Enjoy in around 24-48 hours.
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Jor

Hi Maria, what vinegar works best in your recipe and may be healthiest.. i have only made fermented veggies

Maria Koutsogiannis

I honestly think white or apple cider would be just fine!!!!

Wiki Turnet

Hi thanks for that I’m a newbie but hate waste so I’ve noticed there’s no vinegar in your recipes fir pickling veges

Maria Koutsogiannis

It’s one of the first ingredients. Please let me know if you have any further questions!

Lauren Marinigh

So yummy! Love these. Quick & easy. Also great for eliminating food waste when your veggies are on the verge of going bad.

Maria Koutsogiannis

Thank you so much for the love, Lauren!

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