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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

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These pickled cauliflower and beets are gorgeous in color and have a great bite.

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2. Homemade kimchi recipe

Homemade kimchi

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The classic Korean condiment, homemade kimchi is a great addition to your pickled pantry.

3. Pickled red onions recipe

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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

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These pickled cherries add a sweet balance to your grilled seafood and pork dishes.

5. Colorful pickled eggs recipe

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A fantastic snack, colorful pickled eggs make for the perfect afternoon treat.

6. Pickled fairy tale eggplant recipe

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The perfect pickled texture, serve this pickled fairy-tale eggplant alongside your dinner or on toast.

7. Pickled jalapeños recipe

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By pickling jalapeños, the heat is subdued a bit, making these pickled jalapeños a taco favorite.

8. Curry pickled cauliflower recipe

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The curry powder adds such great color to this curry pickled cauliflower.

9. Pickled Asian pears with lemon recipe

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Try pickling hearty fruits like pears or apples. These pickled Asian pears with lemon are bright with citrus flavor.

10. Pickled Rainier cherries recipe

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Image: What Jew Wanna Eat

Preserve the short season of Rainier cherries, and save these pickled Rainier cherries for a special treat.

11. Pickled plum salad recipe

pickled plum salad with chicken

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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.

More: 26 So-Good Vegan Pasta Recipes You’ll Make on Repeat

12. Spicy pickled green beans recipe

Spicy pickled green beans

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We’re known to be caught snacking on these spicy pickled green beans any day.

13. Lime pickled onions recipe

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The addition of lime makes these lime pickled onions a little more unique than the classic pickled onions.

14. Pickled beets recipe

Pickled beets

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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

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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

Pickled chipotle carrot straws

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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

Pickled radish and turnips

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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

Refrigerator pickled salad

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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

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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

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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.

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