The 16 Best Recipes for Pickling

The 16 Best Recipes for Pickling
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The 16 Best Recipes for Pickling

Try these 16 easy pickle recipes, from classic dill pickle to untraditional quick Korean kimchi, for the ultimate salty, sour treat!

Dill Pickles

Supermarket dill pickles can’t beat the fresh flavor and snap of homemade.

Get the recipe: Dill Pickles

Bread & Butter Pickles

Try these tangy-sweet bread-and-butter pickles on a tuna sandwich or chopped in a tartar sauce for sautéed fish fillets.

Get the recipe: Bread & Butter Pickles

Quick Pickles

Here's a way to make better-than-store-bought pickles in under an hour. The secret is pouring the hot vinegar mixture over slices of cold, crisp cucumber.

Get the recipe: Quick Pickles

Cider-Vinegar-Pickled Beets

These simple beets are wonderful in salads or by themselves, as a healthy snack.

Get the recipe: Cider-Vinegar-Pickled Beets

Mexican Pickled Tomatillos

Chopped pickled tomatillos make a delicious garnish for tacos and quesadillas.

Get the recipe: Mexican Pickled Tomatillos

Pickled Eggs

These tangy hard-boiled eggs are a snap to make. Wrap sliced eggs with onions in a flatbread for an impromptu snack.

Get the recipe: Pickled Eggs

Turnip Kimchi

You can even make kimchi out of turnips for a tasty take on the classic Korean food.

Get the recipe: Turnip Kimchi

Pickled Corn

Give that summer corn an tangy, sharp taste by picking it with just a few common incredients.

Get the recipe: Pickled Corn

Sweet Pickled Green Beans

We love dilly beans, but using a sweet brine and dried chile peppers gives pickled green beans a unique twist.

Get the recipe: Sweet Pickled Green Beans

Pickled Vegetable Salad with Soft-Boiled Eggs

If you love the sharp taste of pickles then you'll love this pickled veggie salad.

Get the recipe: Pickled Vegetable Salad with Soft-Boiled Eggs

Fried Pickles with Ranch Dressing

Try frying up pickles for a special savory treat.

Get the recipe: Fried Pickles with Ranch Dressing

Pickled and Roasted Cauliflower with Curry

You can quickly pickle cauliflower with the tasty flavor of curry.

Get the recipe: Pickled and Roasted Cauliflower with Curry

Sparkling White Kimchi

It's easy to make homemade kimchi!

Get the recipe: Sparkling White Kimchi

Quick Kimchi

This quick, spicy, tangy cabbage side dish stands in for the traditional salty Korean staple. Unlike fermented kimchi, this quick variation is best eaten shortly after preparing and does not keep its crunchy texture when stored.

Get the recipe: Quick Kimchi

Quick Cucumber Kimchi

While slowly fermented cabbage and pungent garlic are the ingredients most people associate with kimchi, there are dozens of other versions such as these quickly pickled cucumbers with just a trace of garlic.

Get the recipe: Quick Cucumber Kimchi

Goat Cheese Crostini with Pickled Peppers

Add pickled peppers to crostini for a extra flavorful appetizer.

Get the Recipe: Goat Cheese Crostini with Pickled Peppers


Pickling is a great way to extend the life of your produce. Preserving foods like cucumbers, carrots and cauliflower in a salt brine or vinegar solution along with spices allows the flavors of the fruits or vegetables to develop. The result is a crunchy texture and sour, salty taste that makes an excellent addition to sandwiches and cuts the fatty richness of barbecue. We've rounded up our best pickling recipes, from classics like dill pickles and bread and butter pickles to quickie versions of pickled beets and even Korean kimchi!

Check out the slideshow above to discover our 16 best pickling recipes.

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