What Is Pickling Salt? (And Do You Really Need to Use It?)Skills
Salt is one of the key ingredients in the pickling process, but does it matter which salt you use? Can you just use the salt that’s already in your pantry? Some recipes call for something called “pickling salt” — what makes pickling salt special? Here’s what you need to know. Pickling salt — sometimes called canning salt or preserving salt — is pure granulated salt (sodium chloride).
Apr 9, 2024
How To Quick Pickle Any Summer VegetableRecipes
You can adapt this simple formula for any fresh vegetables; try a mixture of vinegars and spices for a truly custom pickle pleasure.
Nov 20, 2023
Mason Jar Sauerkraut Is Surprisingly So Easy to MakeRecipes
When life gives you cabbage...
Oct 2, 2023
My Mother-In-Law's Kimchi Is Perfect for BeginnersRecipes
It tastes good with everything.
Sep 26, 2023
How To Make Quick-Pickled Red OnionsRecipes
They take about 10 minutes to assemble and last for weeks in the refrigerator.
Sep 8, 2023
How To Make Easy Refrigerator PicklesRecipes
Can you slice vegetables and boil brine? Then you can make refrigerator pickles.
Sep 4, 2023
Southern-Style Pickled ShrimpRecipes
I didn’t grow up eating pickled shrimp, which is surprising considering my mom’s coastal upbringing. Her family spans from the Atlantic beaches of Florida, all the way to the bayous of Louisiana. Seafood made regular appearances at our family gatherings, but usually in the form of spicy Cajun gumbos and jambalayas. It wasn’t until I attended an annual Christmas Day cocktail party a few years back that I discovered the wonder that is Sea Island Shrimp.
Aug 17, 2023
Quick-Pickled Cherry PeppersRecipes
We love the stuffed cherry peppers we find in gourmet shops, though at upwards of $10 a jar, they can be a bit pricey. But peppers from the farmers’ market come cheap, and with a simple brine, you can get the same results for much less. All you need is buy some fresh peppers, poke the tops, and make the brine – a mix of white vinegar, garlic, salt and pepper. I first discovered pickled cherry peppers at the Ruby Tuesday salad bar.
Aug 9, 2023
How To Pickle Cherry TomatoesRecipes
If you're looking for a quick way to preserve a bunch of cherry tomatoes, pickling is a unique way to put them to good use.
Jul 31, 2023
Kool-Aid Pickles Are the Ultimate Sweet-and-Sour Summer Snack Recipes
They’re also pretty to look at.
Jul 14, 2023
My First Kimchi-Making ExperienceRecipes
I love Korean food, and I love kimchi. I’ve never attempted to make it on my own, I always thought it was this huge, complicated thing and that it’s probably best to just buy premade kimchi at the store. Plus, since I didn’t understand fermentation, it scared me. Some kimchi recipes call for raw oysters and raw squid. How would these stay fresh for weeks and months, I wondered? Would I get sick? So, making kimchi was just one of those things I avoided. It intimidated me.
Mar 16, 2023
Beet-Pickled Deviled Eggs Are Bright in Color and FlavorRecipes
Tangy, creamy deviled eggs for your holiday get-together.
Mar 8, 2023
What’s the Difference Between Pickling and Fermenting?Skills
Pickling and fermenting are two methods for naturally preserving foods, and both produce some delicious, tangy results. Do you know what sets them apart? While both pickling and fermenting produce different results, there are some areas of overlap that can easily spark some confusion.
Dec 8, 2022
This Simple Method Will Give You Pickled Fruits or Vegetables in Less than 30 MinutesSkills
The perfect snack for your holiday road trip!
Nov 28, 2022
How To Pickle GingerRecipes
Pretty pink ginger (and the color is all-natural)!
Sep 3, 2022
How To Make Dill PicklesRecipes
Cool and crunchy, delightfully sour and capable of going from snack to sandwich without a hitch — that's what I call a good pickle.
Aug 26, 2022
Overloaded with Zucchini? Make Quick Pickles.Recipes
No fussy canning required.
Jul 26, 2022
Padma Lakshmi’s Recipe for Lemon Pickle Is Mind-Blowingly Simple and Very DeliciousRecipes
"This is super easy to make, but it does require some planning ahead since the lemons take six months to pickle," the "Top Chef" host shared on Instagram.
Jul 18, 2022
Homemade Pickle Relish Is Quick and SatisfyingRecipes
Your burgers and hot dogs will thank you.
Jun 13, 2022
Pickled Watermelon Rind Is a Classic No-Waste RecipeRecipes
It's a Southern treat that can be enjoyed so many ways.
May 15, 2022
Pickling Primer: How To Get Started!Skills
Pickling involves little more than marinating vegetables over time. How much time depends on the method. And for new picklers, the best way to try it out is through refrigerator pickling. You don’t need a garden’s worth of vegetables or canning equipment – just pick a vegetable (or several), add spices and brine, and into the fridge it goes. Best eaten within a week or two, this method is your answer for quick and fresh pickled fare. 1.
May 12, 2022
Pickled Okra Is Tangy and Extra CrunchyRecipes
It's a great way to enjoy a taste of summer any time of year.
May 9, 2022
Quick Pickled Jalapeños Pack a Briny, Spicy PunchRecipes
They're good on just about anything.
May 3, 2022
This $15 Pickle Container Is the Best Invention Since Sliced BreadTools
Get it? Because we eat pickles with sandwiches?!
Apr 11, 2022
This Surprising Pantry Ingredient Is the Secret to Shining Up Stainless Steel in a Pinch
Cleaning Tips from The Kitchn
Use it the next time you're in a pickle.
Sep 2, 2021
Want to Eat More Fermented Foods? Here Are 25 Recipes You’ve Got to Try.Recipes
Whether you make your own or start with store-bought, there are lots of ways to eat more fermented foods.
Jul 2, 2021
People Are Eating This 4-Ingredient Pickled Garlic Snack by the Jarful (It’s So Good)Recipes
It's the internet's new favorite snack.
Apr 30, 2021
Meera Sodha's Silken Tofu Is Spicy, Sour, Salty, and Crunchy
Basically, it's all the things.
Apr 29, 2021
10 Surprising Things You Didn’t Know You Could PickleSkills
Yes, you can pickle that!
Aug 29, 2020
Carla Hall’s Potato Salad Is a Pickle-Lover’s Dream Come True
Celebrity Recipe Showdown
Even the potatoes are boiled in pickle juice.
Jun 23, 2020
How To Make Giardiniera, the Italian Condiment You’ll Want to Put on EverythingRecipes
It's the best thing you can do this weekend.
Feb 3, 2020
Dilly Beans Are the Ultimate Pickle-Lover's SnackRecipes
And they make a great Bloody Mary stirrer, too.
Feb 3, 2020
How To Make Fizzy, Fermented SalsaRecipes
If it’s not already, fermented salsa should be on your radar for next-level summer eats. It has a distinct, tangy flavor and faint effervescence that sets it apart from a fresh chopped pico de gallo or cooked salsa. It’s also not so loud that it tastes overly sour — that is, unless you like it that way! As with any fermented item you make at home, the control is in your hands.
Jan 29, 2020
Recipe: PickletiniRecipes
This weekend we were treated to a special dirty martini from our favorite pickle joint in town, Rick’s Picks. Just in time. In an effort to get you ready for summer, we’re going to kick off a week of original cocktail recipes, and we begin with a bang: it’s Pickletini time.This weekend we held a little book party here in the office for the launch of Maxwell’s new book.
Jan 29, 2020
Seasonal Recipe: Aunt Lorraine’s Refrigerator PicklesRecipes
It’s summer and it’s time for pickles! While I’m a big fan of canning, sometimes the thought of standing over a stove in the dead-heat of summer is just too much. Enter the refrigerator pickle, a quick and delicious way to get your pickle fix without heat stroke.This is an old-fashioned recipe, very sweet/sour, almost like a relish. It’s from my mom who got it from my Aunt Lorraine way back in the 60s.
Jan 29, 2020
Trend Spotlight: The Pickleback Straight Up Cocktails and SpiritsRecipes
There’s a new drink combo that’s been springing up on bar menus across the country: The Pickleback. Yes, that’s right – a shot of whiskey accompanied by a “back” of pickle juice. This week, with side-by-side measures of skepticism and curiosity, I gave this unlikely pairing a shot.A Little BackgroundOver the past few months, the Pickleback’s generated a lot of Internet buzz.
Jan 29, 2020
Spring Recipe: Pretty-in-Pink Pickled RadishesRecipes
These radishes started out bright red on the outside, and snow white on the inside — but quickly turned a lovely shade of pink after a few hours in their pickling solution. So pretty and delicious and easy to make! Read on for the recipe.These are Japanese-style pickles, with a well-balanced sweet/sour flavor and a satisfying crunch. While red radishes aren’t traditional, they are similar in taste and texture to the daikon radish and the turnip, which are more classic choices.
Jan 29, 2020
Cool Recipe: Easy Japanese Pickled CucumberRecipes
This recipe is a great way to use up cucumbers. Pickled cucumbers are traditionally served as an accompaniment with rice or sushi, but feel free to serve any way you like.
Jan 29, 2020
Pickled Beets and Pickled Beet & Arugula SaladRecipes
Earlier today we showed you the latest book from Williams-Sonoma, an all-star guidebook to preservingPickled BeetsPickled beets charm in salad preparations, lending color, texture, and their signature flavor. Try them layered with fresh mozzarella and a drizzle of olive oil, or eat them straight from the jar. Any beet variety, from red to gold to red-and-white-striped Chioggias, can be used.
Jan 29, 2020
Savory Canning: Pickled PeppersRecipes
At the beginning of the summer, when we were still picking out plants and herbs for our container garden and dreaming of August’s tomatoes, we thought some pepper plants might be a fun change of pace from the usual choices — who wouldn’t love fresh pico de gallo or sliced fresh banana peppers at the height of summer’s heat?
Jan 29, 2020
Recipe: Crisp & Spicy Pickled GrapesRecipes
At first, pickled grapes seemed like an unlikely delicacy to me. But then I remembered how fantastic other fruits like watermelon rind and peaches taste when pickled, so I decided to give them a try last weekend. Wow. If you’re a fan of crunchy, tart, refreshing, spiced-and-spicy things then this recipe is for you. It’s a quick one, too! This recipe is based on one from Duskie Estes from Bovolo restaurant in Sonoma, CA.
Jan 29, 2020
Quick Pickled RootsRecipes
Summer means fresh garden produce, and fresh garden produced needs preserving as much as possible. So we turned to Tigress for a brief summer series on quick and easy pickling, which is just one way to preserve the bounty of summer a little longer. Pickling is surprisingly easy — take a look at this first post to see just how simple it can be.Oh snap! Summer is here and you want something snappy to ward off the heat?
Jan 29, 2020
Quick Pickled MushroomsRecipes
Summer means fresh garden produce, and fresh garden produced needs preserving as much as possible. So we turned to Tigress for a summer series on quick and easy pickling, which is just one way to preserve the bounty of summer a little longer. Last week she showed us quick pickled roots — this week, it’s pickled mushrooms!Welcome to the second installment of my quick pickling guest post series!
Jan 29, 2020
Quick Pickled BerriesRecipes
Summer means fresh garden produce, and fresh garden produced needs preserving as much as possible. So we turned to Tigress for a summer series on quick and easy pickling, which is just one way to preserve the bounty of summer a little longer. She has showed us quick picked mushrooms and quick pickled roots — and today, in her last installment, it’s pickled berries!
Jan 29, 2020
Recipe: Asian Pickled CabbageRecipes
Southerners love to pickle just about anything: pickled okra, pickled green beans, even pickled peaches. I’ve always had an aversion to true pickles (made with cucumbers), which kept me from trying the other kinds until later in life. Good thing I made the leap! Now I’ll devour just about anything covered in vinegar. Down South, it’s made with apple cider. In Asia, it’s rice. I’ll take ’em both.
Jan 29, 2020
Recipe: Kale Salad with Quick-Pickled Watermelon RadishRecipes
No matter how many times I have cooked with the watermelon radish, slicing into one is always a magical experience. Although the pale greenish-white root is rather unassuming at first glance, inside lies the most brilliant fuchsia core. Heating it dulls the color, so my favorite way to serve this mild radish is raw or lightly pickled. In a salad, it really adds a vivid pop.
Jan 29, 2020
A Brined Pickle Platter: Bar Tartine’s Pickled Carrots, Green Tomatoes & Watermelon RadishesRecipes
I had a wonderful meal at the restaurant Bar Tartine in San Francisco a while back. One of the many highlights was the first thing on the table: a delightful array of brine-pickled vegetables served up in jars gathered on a rough wooden tray. Read on for three recipes from this repertoire and a few hints on how to create a pickle platter at home. Each pickle had a distinct taste, from the spicy but earthy carrots in turmeric to the bright, dilly (and also spicy) green cherry tomatoes.
Jan 29, 2020
Small Batch Recipe: Garlic Dill Refrigerator PicklesRecipes
I believe in the power of a good pickle. Toss baby greens with a bit of crumbled cheese and a slices of pickled beet and call it dinner. Drizzle olive oil over pickled cauliflower and it becomes a quick appetizer for guests. Nuzzle a couple of dilly beans alongside your hot dog instead of relish for a crunchy pucker. Truly, there isn’t much that a pickle can’t do to jazz up or round out a meal. Here in the US, pickles are inextricably linked to cucumbers.
Jan 29, 2020
Summer Recipe: Pickled Yellow SquashRecipes
In college, I occasionally worked at a small café tucked inside a local art museum. It was a ladies-who-lunch scene, and the food was brought in by a local caterer. The menu was what one might expect for that crowd—chilled soups, tea sandwiches, and dainty salads. Accompanying every entreé was a pile of tangy yellow squash laced with diced red bell peppers; it was our signature side.
Jan 29, 2020
DIY Recipe: Eric Gower’s Pickled GingerRecipes
Do you love picked ginger but aren’t so interested in the red dye and white sugar many commercial brands use to sweeten and color the pickles? Or maybe you’re curious about how to switch things up if you used a different vinegar/sweetener combination? Breakaway chef Eric Gower has been experimenting with pickled ginger for years, and he’s found that you can step way out of the box with this delicious, palate cleansing condiment. How Does Pickled Ginger Become Pink?
Jan 29, 2020
Appetizer Recipe: Garlic & Coriander Quick-Pickled Baby CarrotsRecipes
We’ve all encountered, and possibly even served, a boring crudité platter. As a vegetarian and gluten-free guest and host, I’ve had my fair share of raw broccoli and carrot sticks while other party guests indulged in more interesting hors d’oeuvres. But these pickled baby carrots? These ones with the zingy bite that will be ready in just a couple of hours? You might want to double the recipe.
Jan 29, 2020
Recipe: Jalapeño Bloody Mary with Quick Pickled VegetablesRecipes
There are lots of ways to heat up your drinks, from fresh cracked peppercorns to wasabi and my personal fave — freshly grated horseradish. Add the endless array of fresh peppers (habañeros, serranos, thai bird chilies, etc.) and the even wider variety of hot sauces out there, and you’re choices are endless. Flavored and infused spirits are in the spice game, too, from vodka to tequila.
Jan 29, 2020
Recipe: Lacto-Fermented Pickled VegetablesRecipes
To the uninitiated, lacto-fermentation often sounds at best confusing and at worst frightening. Before I got elbow-deep into the world of kimchi, sauerkraut, and other fermented foods, I had vague notions of lacto-fermentation involving milk, bacteria, and jars of mysterious contents bubbling away in dark cupboards. Some of this is true, some of it isn’t, and I’ll get to that in a minute.
Jan 29, 2020
Recipe: Karen Solomon’s Ploughman’s PickleRecipes
This time of year there’s a quiet bounce that’s heard throughout gardens and groceries — it’s the soft thunder of zucchini rolling off vines by the dozen. Zucchini bread and zucchini noodles can only take you so far. It’s time to push your squash savvy to new heights, and we have five fresh recipes this week to help take you there. Let’s start by going the happy route, all the way to pickles.
Jan 29, 2020
Baked Potato with Guacamole and Pickled Red OnionsRecipes
This fresh and tangy meal takes its cue from the powerhouse couple that transforms tacos and makes burgers better. Stuffed inside a warm baked potato, creamy guacamole and tangy pickled red onions go from finishing touch to star of the plate. Before you can stuff your potato with this glorious filling, you’ve got to cook it. There are options aplenty, so choose what works best for you. How To Bake a Potato in the Microwave: If you’re in a hurry, take to the microwave.
Jan 29, 2020
Recipe: Roasted Delicata Squash Salad with Warm Pickled Onion DressingRecipes
This roasted delicata squash salad is a superfood extravaganza! I’ve tossed it together with walnuts, apple, cabbage, and quick-pickled red onion dressing. (Yeah, I’m a total rebel and made the dressing in the microwave.) After all the holidays, parties, lack of sleep, dozens of cocktail-sized meatballs on toothpicks, and one-too-many Champagne toasts, I often get a little wacked out and start craving beet juice and kombucha in an attempt to get myself back on track.
Jan 29, 2020
How To Make Fermented Asparagus PicklesRecipes
When friends ask how to ferment deli-style pickles, I recommend that they start by practicing with asparagus spears. By practicing with asparagus you’ll learn all you need to know by the time cucumber season arrives. Thankfully this isn’t all about learning; asparagus makes for great pickles and is a welcome accompaniment to spring grilling. Preserving has taught me to look at ingredients differently than I used to; each part of a fruit or vegetable can be prepared in different ways.
Jan 29, 2020
Recipe: Avocado PicklesRecipes
Here's what to do with those underripe avocados!
Jan 29, 2020
How To Make Spicy Mexican-Style Pickled CarrotsRecipes
Meet the spicy pickled carrots that are about to forever change your Taco Tuesday or even just your snack-dinner Wednesday. These crunchy, spicy, tangy pickles are made for serving with (or on top of) Mexican staples like tacos and enchiladas, or even just alongside a cold beer. And because these carrot pickles are made just like our favorite quick refrigerator pickles, they are as easy to make as they are to eat.
Jan 29, 2020
Recipe: Easy Refrigerator Pickled BeetsRecipes
Maybe your only knowledge of pickled beets are the ones grandma served, but we’re here to tell you quick-pickling thick wedges of sweet beets could not be simpler — or more delicious. These easy refrigerator pickles are as vibrantly flavored as they are colored, seasoned with freshly squeezed orange juice and a hint of bitterness from citrus rind. Here’s how to pull them off and use them on everything from salads to sandwiches.
Jan 29, 2020
Recipe: Texas-Style Quick PicklesRecipes
It’s a cruel joke that canning homemade pickles comes right in the middle of summer, when the last thing you want to do is stand over the stove. That’s why smart pickle-lovers take a shortcut and start with a jar of dill pickles — no steam bath required. Thanks to a cup of sugar and fiery heat from jalapeños, the simple pickles transform into a sweet-and-spicy Texas-style snack.
Jan 29, 2020
Our New Favorite Thanksgiving Green Beans Are Fast, Fresh, and Seriously Good Recipes
They're tangy, salty, and crispy all at once.
Jan 29, 2020
I Tried a Dozen Different Jars of Dill Pickle Spears and Now These Are the Only Ones I’ll Buy
Taste Test
Some of the crunchiest pickles had bland flavors, and some of the more flavorful varieties were too mushy. But there was a clear winner.
Nov 19, 2019
Learn This Easy Recipe and Never Waste Vegetables Again
Weeknight Preserving
It's not just for cucumbers — and it's not just for hot dogs or hamburgers.
Aug 23, 2019
Why Cucumbers Are the Wrong Thing to Pickle First
Weeknight Preserving
Want to pickle? Do not start with cucumbers. Our week of Weeknight Preserving with Marisa McClellan kicks off.
Aug 6, 2019
Forget Cucumbers, Make Lemon Pickles Instead (Yes, Really)Recipes
Nik Sharma says this recipe represents California due to the bounty of gorgeous citrus in the Golden State, and the recipe’s celebration of the state’s ever-growing immigrant cuisine.
Aug 1, 2019