20 Delicious Ways to Pickle Foods Other Than Cucumbers
National Pickle Day isn't until November, but if you have a total obsession like us, Pickle Day is pretty much all day every day. Pickles for lunch, pickles for dinner — heck, we'll even take them for dessert.
And we're not just talking about the classic cucumber variety, either. You can pickle just about anything to turn a boring sandwich into a total Instagram-worthy piece of food porn. Don't believe us? Give all these pickled foods a try. You won't regret it.
1. Pickled cauliflower & beets recipe
These pickled cauliflower and beets are gorgeous in color and have a great bite.
2. Homemade kimchi recipe
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The classic Korean condiment, homemade kimchi is a great addition to your pickled pantry.
3. Pickled red onions recipe
One of the most used pickled vegetable (after cucumbers, of course!), pickled red onions top tacos, sandwiches and even pasta salads.
4. Pickled cherries recipe
These pickled cherries add a sweet balance to your grilled seafood and pork dishes.
5. Colorful pickled eggs recipe
A fantastic snack, colorful pickled eggs make for the perfect afternoon treat.
6. Pickled fairy tale eggplant recipe
The perfect pickled texture, serve this pickled fairy-tale eggplant alongside your dinner or on toast.
7. Pickled jalapeños recipe
By pickling jalapeños, the heat is subdued a bit, making these pickled jalapeños a taco favorite.
8. Curry pickled cauliflower recipe
The curry powder adds such great color to this curry pickled cauliflower.
9. Pickled Asian pears with lemon recipe
Try pickling hearty fruits like pears or apples. These pickled Asian pears with lemon are bright with citrus flavor.
10. Pickled Rainier cherries recipe
Preserve the short season of Rainier cherries, and save these pickled Rainier cherries for a special treat.
11. Pickled plum salad recipe
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We love that this pickled plum salad is served alongside chicken. Another gorgeous way to serve it would be alongside pork chops.
12. Spicy pickled green beans recipe
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We're known to be caught snacking on these spicy pickled green beans any day.
13. Lime pickled onions recipe
The addition of lime makes these lime pickled onions a little more unique than the classic pickled onions.
14. Pickled beets recipe
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If you need a pickled item that impresses with its gorgeous color, then pickled beets are what you need.
15. Pickled fish recipe
Served in the Caribbean and some Latin American countries, pickled fish is alike to ceviche and a great dish for the hotter months.
16. Pickled chipotle carrot straws recipe
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Add a bit of spice to your pickled produce by throwing in some chipotle, like in these pickled chipotle carrot straws.
17. Pickled radish & turnips recipe
If you get tons of radishes and turnips in your CSA box, then making these pickled radish and turnips should be on your to-do list.
18. Refrigerator pickled salad recipe
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An option to a regular salad, having this refrigerator pickled salad saves the day when you don't have any fresh greens at home.
19. Pickled pequins recipe
These tiny, pickled chiles are pickled pequins, but you can pickle any kind of chile you find in your local markets.
20. Pickled peach salsa recipe
This tart and sweet salsa is a delicious topping to tacos. Make this pickled peach salsa this week.
Originally posted November 2014. Updated July 2017.