I love pickling recipes! I love how fruits and veggies taste after you pickle them…and frankly I just love pickles. But pickling can be great for your health too, much like fermentation, it can be great for your gut health. Just make sure you’re using good, organic, ingredients.
Today I’m sharing 17 of my favorite pickling recipes that don’t use cucumbers. I love those cucs but why stop there? There other amazing recipes for pickling all sorts of things. Can we say…preserve the harvest without canning? Oh yes, we can!
Ok, enough rambling…bring on the pickling recipes!
First, my personal recipes…aka my super favs:
Pickled Quail Eggs with a Kick
Quail eggs are extra yummy when pickled. And you can beat the pop in your mouth, bite-sized snack they make. This recipe has a bit of kick that you can adjust to your liking.
Great on burgers and salads!
Making & Using Pickled Garlic
A great pickling recipe to add to your arsenal. Tasty and getting more garlic in your diet is always a good idea.
Super Easy Pickled Jalapenos
You’ll never buy them from the store again when you see how easy they are to make!
Pickled Eggs and Beets Like Grandma Made
This is a family favorite and I make a ton of them at Easter time; but really they are good to eat anytime. If you pickle your own beets they’ll be all the better!
More Pickling Recipes from Other Awesome Bloggers
Pickled Watermelon Rind
Waste not, want not…use every part of your watermelons with this recipe. There are a lot of different ways to do this but Alton Brown’s is probably the best.
You’ve probably used canned or store-bought pickled mushrooms before. This recipe is has great ingredients that you can customize to your preferences and keep it all organic. Great on steaks, salads or just as a side.
Spicy Pickled Carrots
If you’re like me you have some extra carrots at the end of the season. I love mine fresh but pickled carrots are delish and still retain a bit of the crispy goodness.
Pickled Cherry Tomatoes
Here in Phoenix my cherry tomatoes usually grow so abundantly that I make tomato powder out of them. BUT pickling them is another wonderful option. My daughter loves to snack on cherry tomatoes – another great bite-sized snack option.
Ok, this is basically glorified candy, but I had to include this sweet recipe for you!!
Pickled Brussels Sprouts
I don’t usually have enough Brussels Sprouts from my own garden, to justify pickling them. I like to pop them in my Instant Pot for 3 minutes (see recipe here) and eat them with melted butter. BUT when I come across some at a farmer’s market then I can pickle away…but still can’t get my youngest to try these.
If you don’t mind the peeling then this recipe is worth a try. Pickled ginger is used in many Asian dishes but can add something to other dishes too, if you don’t eat it all right out of the jar.
Garlicky Pickled Asparagus
Let a yummy garlic pickle but it is asparagus. YUM!
Pickled Banana Peppers
Again, once you make some homemade you’ll never what the stuff from the store.
Easy Pickled Radishes
I always plant more radishes than we can really eat. Why? Because the chickens and the rabbits love the radish greens and frankly I love to see them quickly popping up all over my garden. This recipe makes good use of extra radishes…even if you aren’t a big fan of them.
This recipe is one I’ve been saving to use. I am growing some Eagle Pass okra and I want to give this a try. Looks really good!
Pickled Lemon with Rinds
This isn’t a fast recipe but the end results are worth it. One thing Arizona has…lots of citrus. My friends are constantly trying to give lemons away so why not pickle some and make lemon curd? 😉
Well there you have – 17 pickling recipes to add to your harvest recipes! I hope you enjoy them as much as I have.