When vegetables are plentiful at the farmers markets, it’s always tempting to buy armloads at a time. But then you get home and are faced with overflowing produce bins. It’s time to get to pickling! With a quick pickling recipe, there’s no need to wait weeks for your pickles… you can enjoy them with tonight’s dinner.
You can customize your pickles any way you want to by enhancing the basic recipe. Try a few of these additions for a twist on the traditional pickle flavor.
Onions, carrots, cauliflower, celery, sweet or hot peppers, asparagus, green beans or zucchini all make great pickled vegetables. Experiment with what’s in your produce bin… you never know what you might stumble upon!
Some things are quicker to pickle than others. Thinly sliced onion will go much faster than whole carrots, so if you’re in a hurry to use your pickled veggies, keep pieces smaller and sliced thin.
Besides eating your pickled vegetables straight out of the jar, you’ll find plenty of other ways to use them. They also make perfect tangy additions to burgers, sandwiches and tacos or add a little pizzazz to an antipasto platter. Any way you serve them, they’re sure to be a hit!
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