13 Must-Try Pickled Recipes

13 Must-Try Pickled Recipes

Preserve your summer harvest with refrigerator pickles, pickled vegetables and more recipes that are ideal for topping sandwiches or adding to relish trays.

1) So-Sweet Squash Pickles

So-Sweet Squash Pickles

These crisp crunchy slices, seasoned with celery seed and mustard seed, have a sweet-sour taste that each person is bound to relish! The colorful blend of yellow squash, sweet red pepper and chopped onion makes an horny presentation.
-Eleanor Sundman
Farmington, Connecticut

2) Pickled Green Beans

Pickled Green Beans

This recipe produces zippy little pickles, keeping my green beans for months to come...if they final that long. I crank up the heat a little with cayenne pepper. —Marisa McClellan, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

3) Spiced Pickled Beets

Spiced Pickled Beets

With spicy, not easy flavor, these pickled beets are so good, they'll convert any naysayers! —Edna Hoffman, Hebron, Indiana

4) Pickled Peaches

Pickled Peaches

Fresh peach quarters soaked in vinegar, sugar and warm spices is a classic Southern treat. Serve with ice cream, pound cake, roasted meat and veggies or mix into your favorite salad greens.—Nick Iverson, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

5) Homemade Pickling Spice

Homemade Pickling Spice

I can once a year and I love to use this pickling spice for my pickles. Everyone says they are the correct kind they have got ever had. —Olivia Miller, Memphis, Tennessee

6) Pickled Rainbow Chard

Pickled Rainbow Chard

Pickling adds pop to fresh foods, especially Swiss chard stems. In this easy fridge method, sweet meets tart and it all balances out overnight. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

7) Microwave Pickles

Microwave Pickles

You can revel in a small batch of these sweet crunchy pickles anytime without the work of usual canning methods. They're loaded with flavor and so easy to make. —Marie Wladyka, Land O'Lakes, Florida

8) Pickled Brussels Sprouts

Pickled Brussels Sprouts

This year, when I asked my brother what he wanted for his 31st birthday, he answered, "pickled Brussels sprouts." I had never even tasted a pickled Brussels sprout before. It's not easy for me to claim "no" to my younger brother, so he got his wish and thought the Brussels sprouts were delicious! —Heather King, Frostburg, Maryland

9) Best Ever Sweet Pickles

Best Ever Sweet Pickles

I pack away homegrown cucumbers every summer. This recipe is consistent with the pickled veggies in Brown Eggs and Jam Jars by Aimee Wimbush-Bourque, but I’ve made it less mustardy and more garlicky to fit my family’s tastes. This way keeps them incredibly, refreshingly crunchy. —Ellie Martin Cliffe, Taste of Home Digital Deputy Editor

10) Pickled Sweet Peppers

Pickled Sweet Peppers

I love to can my homegrown produce. I call this recipe Summer in a Jar. The peppers have a fine aggregate of tart and spicy flavors. —Edna Clemens, West Branch, Michigan

11) Grandma's Dill Pickles

Grandma's Dill Pickles

This treasured dill pickle recipe is like an old friend. These crispy spears have a rather salty, tart flavor with a just correct balance of dill, garlic and peppers. —Betty Sitzman, Wray, Colorado

12) Sweet 'n' Tangy Freezer Pickles

Sweet 'n' Tangy Freezer Pickles

Now that you'll have all of the goodness of crunchy sweet-sour pickles without going to the effort of canning them. Even though these puckery slices is also kept in the freezer, they don't final long at my house. —Jean Vance, Charlotte, North Carolina

13) Easy Refrigerator Pickles

Easy Refrigerator Pickles

These refrigerator pickles are to take into accounta good way to use cucumbers and onions from the garden. Here in Upstate New York, we have an abundance of cucumbers. —Catherine Seibold, Elma, New York

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