Kool-Aid Pickles Are the Ultimate Sweet-and-Sour Summer Snack Recipes
They’re also pretty to look at.
Jul 14, 2023
How To Make Easy Kimchi at HomeRecipes
We'll show you how!
Apr 13, 2023
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
Easy DIY Sauerkraut in a Mason JarRecipes
When life gives you cabbage, you make sauerkraut.
Aug 26, 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
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
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.
Aug 18, 2020
How To Make Quick-Pickled Red OnionsRecipes
They take about 10 minutes to assemble and last for weeks in the refrigerator.
Jul 20, 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 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: 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
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
How To Make Giardiniera, the Italian Condiment You’ll Want to Put on EverythingRecipes
It's the best thing you can do this weekend.
Jan 10, 2020
Our New Favorite Thanksgiving Green Beans Are Fast, Fresh, and Seriously Good Recipes
They're tangy, salty, and crispy all at once.
Nov 22, 2019
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 10, 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 5, 2019
Dilly Beans Are the Ultimate Pickle-Lover's SnackRecipes
And they make a great Bloody Mary stirrer, too.
Aug 5, 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
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.
Jul 27, 2018
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.
Jun 5, 2018
Beet-Pickled Deviled Eggs Are Bright in Color and FlavorRecipes
Tangy, creamy deviled eggs for your holiday get-together.
Mar 27, 2018
The Special Meaning Behind Pickle Christmas Tree OrnamentsSkills
Have you ever seen a Christmas tree ornament shaped like a pickle? They’re surprisingly popular, and although it seems like they’d be a quirky hipster ornament, like a Christmas tree ornament shaped like bacon or avocado toast, they’re actually a long-running tradition in many parts of the country. According to the New York Times, the pickle ornaments are sometimes called Weinachtsgurke, or Christmas pickles, and they’re theoretically a German Christmas tradition.
Dec 19, 2017
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.
Sep 1, 2017
How To Make Easy Refrigerator PicklesRecipes
Can you slice vegetables and boil brine? Then you can make refrigerator pickles.
Aug 10, 2017
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.
Oct 5, 2016
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.
Aug 22, 2016
How To Pickle GingerRecipes
Pretty pink ginger (and the color is all-natural)!
Aug 15, 2016
Recipe: Avocado PicklesRecipes
Here's what to do with those underripe avocados!
May 31, 2016
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.
Apr 4, 2016
Why Is Pickled Ginger Served with Sushi?Skills
Whether it’s the pink pickled ginger tucked next the plastic green grass in the sushi you pick up from the grocery store, or the pale, thin slices served at your favorite sushi joint, chances are you’re always going to find ginger of some sort next to your order. Ever wonder why? Us, too. So we did some digging for an answer. Traditionally, pickled ginger (or gari) is served as a palate cleanser during a meal made up of several courses of sushi.
Feb 12, 2016
Why You Should Save the Liquid from Your Pickle JarSkills
You’ve polished off the last pickle in the jar. For most of us, the next obvious step is pouring out the liquid and washing that jar so we can use it to store more bulk bin items. Not so fast! The liquid leftover in the jar might not seem like anything special, but in fact, it’s liquid gold — and you should be saving every single drop of it. Here’s why. Which means it’s packed with zesty flavor, spices, and salt.
Jan 18, 2016
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 4, 2016
How Can I Use Up a Lot of Pickled Jalapeño Peppers?Skills
Q: I planted some jalapeño peppers in my garden this year. I have never used jalapeños in any way. I have pickled and canned a lot of them, but now need to find out how to use them. Recipes? Sent by Arnold Editor: There are actually quite a lot of ways to put these pickled jalapeños to good use. Consider adding them to tacos, quesadillas, guacamole or salsa, and sandwiches. The liquid from pickling is just as useful.
Nov 13, 2015
8 Surprising Foods You Could Be Pickling Even Though Summer Is OverSkills
Pickling is fresh in our minds by the time we hit the end of summer and want to preserve the season’s produce as long as possible. We reach for the obvious: cucumbers; peppers; onions; and hard vegetables, like cauliflower, carrots, and beets. But even as summer gives way to fall, there are a surprising amount of other foods you can (and should) pickle. Once pickled, grapes are transformed from sweet to crisp and deeply spiced.
Oct 20, 2015
Is It Really Possible to Make Instant Pickles with a Syringe?Skills
Love pickles, but don’t quite have the patience to make them yourself? I’ll admit that I fall into that boat. What if there was a simple way to make homemade pickles in less than two minutes? It sounds a little too good to be true, and a little out there, since this process involves using a syringe. But that’s also why it made me even more excited to put this tip to the test to see if it actually works.
Aug 12, 2015
What Is Pickling Salt? Do You Really Need It?Skills
Salt is one of the key ingredients in the pickling process, but does it matter which salt you use? Some recipes call for something called “pickling salt” — what makes pickling salt special, and can you substitute another kind of salt for it? Here’s what you need to know. Pickling salt — sometimes called canning salt or preserving salt — is pure granulated salt (sodium chloride).
Aug 5, 2015
Can I Reuse Pickle Brine for Pickling Ginger?Skills
Q: Can I use the same brine for pickling red onions to pickle ginger? Sent by Shirley Editor: We love reusing pickle brine! I think onion pickle brine would make a great pickled ginger, as it would add some nice, deep flavors. Readers, have you ever reused onion pickling liquid to make pickled ginger?
Jul 28, 2015
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.
Jun 22, 2015
A Modern Relish Tray for Thanksgiving: Homemade Pickles & Rye CrackersRecipes
When Faith floated the idea of having the gang from The Kitchn gather at my house in Oakland to celebrate and shoot the 2014 Thanksgiving spread, I was thrilled. They would take care of everything, she promised, except maybe could I do a modern interpretation of the old-fashioned relish tray as appetizers? Absolutely! We ended up deciding on three trays: pickles, spreads, and cheese and fruit. Let’s start with my favorite: the pickle tray.
Nov 13, 2014
10 Tasty Fruits and Vegetables to Pickle This SummerSkills
While I’ll never turn down good ol’ cucumber pickles, there are so many other tasty summer fruits and vegetables out there begging to be covered with a sweet-tart brine. It’s time to give squash, peaches, and even okra a star turn in a mason jar — here are ten fruits and vegetables you should pickle this summer! 1. Corn: Pickling tames the sweetness of corn and turns it into a great summer relish to serve with grilled meats or fish.
Aug 5, 2014
6 Ways to Use Leftover Pickle JuiceSkills
After you’ve dug the last spear out of the pickle jar, you can either pour the pickle juice down the drain and bid it adieu, or you can save and repurpose it into something useful or tasty. Don’t waste that flavorful liquid – here are some great ways to give it new life! 1. Salad dressings: Replace the vinegar in your favorite salad dressing with pickle juice, or drizzle some pickle juice into potato or pasta salad to punch it up. 2.
Jun 11, 2014
How Can I Make a Small Batch of Kimchi?Skills
Q: How do I make a small batch of kimchi, enough to eat over two or three days? I have tried to make a small batch before and it ended up way too salty. I have tried several times with not much success. I am klutz in the kitchen. Can anyone help?
Apr 29, 2014
Favorite Fall Snack: Branston PickleSkills
What is Branston Pickle you might ask? Only one of the greatest condiments to come out of a jar, that’s what. After acquiring the taste for cheese and Branston pickle sandwiches while studying abroad in college, I’m officially an evangelist for how great this sweet and tangy chutney is on practically everything. There’s nothing quite like Branston Pickle in the mainstream American market.
Dec 2, 2013
5 Ways to Give Your Pickles Better TextureSkills
Are your garlic pickle spears limp? Do your dilly beans droop? Hopefully these tips will help you make crisper, better textured pickles! Use fresh produce. Vegetables are at their very crispest and firmest when they’re fresh from the plant. Though it’s not always possible to pickle things the day they were picked, the sooner you can get your cucumbers, green beans, and okra pods into the jar, the better texture your finished pickles will have.
Aug 9, 2013
Doing It Wrong: How I Learned to Make Refrigerator Pickled JalapeñosSkills
Some cooks prepare and study when they want to try something new. Sometimes, I want to be one of those cooks. Alas, I am not. I try new things at random, with only a cursory glance at the internet or a few random cookbooks. That’s exactly how I learned to make refrigerator pickled jalapeños.I love hot peppers — fresh, dried, from a jar, I love them all and will use some kind of heat to spice almost any dish.
Aug 9, 2013
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.
Aug 9, 2013
We Can Pickle That! 5 Foods That Taste Even Better With PicklesSkills
It is a known fact that if an item on a restaurant menu mentions pickles, I will order it, end of story. I just can’t get enough of the sour, bright bite of good pickled vegetables and fruit, and while I have a sneaking suspicion that nearly everything tastes better with a side of pickles, there are a few foods that are always improved by tossing in a few pickles.
Aug 8, 2013
Why Strawberry Jam and Cucumber Pickles Are the Worst Ways to Start CanningSkills
Over the last five years, I have taught lots of people to can. I’ve written many thousands of words about canning online, I’ve taught hundreds of hours of live classes, and I have answered countless questions about food preservation in both person and in writing. All that interaction has led me to the following opinion: People start canning with the wrong recipes. Nearly all of you choose to start your canning career with strawberry jam and cucumber pickles.
Aug 7, 2013
10 Easy Jams & Pickles for BeginnersRecipes
We have reached the tipping point of summer when we stop longing for our favorite fruits and vegetables to finally arrive and start wondering what the heck we’re going to do with it all. Those of you with CSAs definitely know what I’m talking about! If you’re new to the canning and preserving party, never fear: We have ten fantastic recipes that teach you the ropes — and help you take care of all that fresh produce.
Aug 5, 2013
My New Salad Crush: Pickled BeetsSkills
A few weeks ago I had a simple butter lettuce salad at a local pizza joint. It was dressed in creamy ranch, dotted with pistachios and goat cheese, and just a few slices of roasted beet. It was divine. I went home and promptly recreated it, reaching for a jar of pickled beets languishing in the back of my fridge. I haven’t quit ever since, and here’s why. You may feel ambivalent about beets in general and pickled beets in particular. I hear you.
Jul 18, 2013
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 17, 2013
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.
Apr 24, 2013
How Can I Use Pickled Watermelon Rind?Skills
Q: I recently made a huge batch of pickled watermelon rinds for the first time, which turned out to be rather sweet, not sour like I expected. Any ideas for how to use them?Sent by AnaEditor: Ana, how about adding them to salads or a cheese platter? The sweet and sour flavors would probably pair well with meats like grilled steak or braised pork, too.Readers, any ideas for using pickled watermelon rind that is on the sweet side?Next question?
Oct 4, 2012
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?
Aug 7, 2012