24 Quick Pickle Recipes You Can Make Right Now

Updated: Apr. 26, 2024

Don't want to wait? Learn how to make quick pickle recipes so you can dig in the very next day! You can pickle all kinds of food, including cucumbers, radishes, eggs and more.

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Pickled Red Onions

Pickled red onions add incredible flavor, texture, and color to tacos, avocado toast, sandwiches and so much more. Best of all, this recipe for quick pickled red onions literally takes less than 2 minutes to prep, and the pickled onions are ready to eat in only 2 hours.

Regardless of what veggie you pickle, this pickling spice blend is sure to give them incredible flavor.

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Pickled Apples

These easy pickled apples are perfect alongside a pork entree or salad, or with a charcuterie cheese board. —Rashanda Cobbins, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Quick Pickled Radishes

These sliced pickled radishes are just a little bit sweet, slightly crunchy and have an amazing amount of zing. Try them in green salads or on fried chicken sandwiches.
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Easy Homemade Pickles

Once you realize how easy it is to make homemade pickles, you may never go back to store-bought! These pickles are infused with the classic flavors of fresh dill, garlic and pickling spice, but once you’ve got the technique down, you can play around with the flavorings and make the recipe your own.
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Pickled Jalapenos

If you like the taste of jalapenos but can’t handle the heat, try using pickled peppers in your recipes instead of fresh. spicy pickled jalapenos will be less spicy than fresh jalapenos because some of the oils from the peppers leach into the brine.
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Pickled Strawberries

That’s right—pickled strawberries. This recipe uses rice vinegar to add tartness, chili garlic sauce for a touch of heat and sesame oil for warmth. On top of that, orange zest, black sesame seeds and sliced green onions combine for a deeper, more complex flavor.
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Refrigerator Dill Pickles

Easy and economical, refrigerator dill pickles are tangy, zesty and crispy. No one will believe you made them yourself! —Jake Haen, Ocala, Florida
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Pickled Eggs

If you’ve never had a pickled egg before, you’re in for a treat. Pickled eggs are great as a quick snack or party appetizer when served alongside a variety of toasts and crackers. You can also use them in your deviled eggs or egg salad recipes.
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Pickled Green Tomatoes

You can do a lot more with green tomatoes than simply frying them. Pickled green tomatoes are fantastic on pastrami or corned beef sandwiches, skewered atop your Bloody Mary or eaten own their own!

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Pickled Carrots

Cinnamon and clove add a touch of warmth to this sweet and sour pickled carrot recipe. You can make these tasty pickled carrots with long, hand-cut spears, but to take a shortcut, use a bag of baby carrots instead.
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Refrigerator Jalapeno Dill Pickles

These quick pickled cucumbers have a mild kick of heat from sliced jalapenos, but if you want your pickles to be scorching hot, use a spicier pepper instead. Check out our guide to peppers to help you pick the right one.
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Pickled Mushrooms with Garlic

Making these garlic-infused pickled mushrooms could not be easier. All you need to do is pack mushrooms, onions and garlic into a jar with a 3-ingredient brine, and do your best to wait patiently for the next 8 hours.
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Pickled Carrots and Daikon

Banh mi wraps and burgers just wouldn’t be the same without a heap of pickled carrots and daikon on top. But don’t limit this delicious condiment to only banh mi! Use it as a topping for hot dogs or mix the pickles into your favorite coleslaw recipe.
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Pickled Beets

Pickled beets can be enjoyed on their own as a cold side dish, or can be used as a substitute for cooked beets. Pickled beets are also a great addition to a charcuterie board. Pair them with sliced hard-boiled eggs for an easy lunch.
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Pickled Green Beans with Smoked Salmon Dip

Instead of munching on chips and dip, pack more veggies into your diet by trying pickled green beans instead! This smoked salmon dip is definitely delish, but for more ideas, check out our collection of dip recipes.
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Pickled Rainbow Chard

Most Swiss chard recipes only call for you to use the leaves, but don’t throw the stems away. Pickle them instead with this quick and easy recipe, which comes together in minutes. It’s ready to eat after a single night in the fridge.
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Pickled Corn

Sweet corn season is short, so enjoy fresh sweet corn as many ways as you can before the window closes. This easy recipe is a great way to keep enjoying the flavor of summer corn well into the fall.
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Pickled Bell Peppers

You might not be able to actually pick a peck of pickled peppers, but you can easily pickle your own peck at home. You can use green, red, yellow or orange bell peppers in this recipe, or mix them up for a multicolored pickle jar.
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Pacific Northwest Pickled Shrimp

Pickling is good for much more than vegetables, and this pickled shrimp recipes proves it. Serve these zesty shrimp in a salad, as an appetizer or as a creative addition to your next charcuterie board.
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Pickled Cabbage

Pickled cabbage is a classic for a reason, and having a jar on hand is never a bad idea. This recipe calls for green cabbage but red cabbage works well, too.
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Spicy Pickled Grapes

These spicy pickled grapes are unique enough to be exciting, but tasty enough to please even the pickiest of eaters. Try adding them to your next cheese board or as a garnish for classic cocktails like martinis.
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Khmer Pickled Vegetable Salad

This pickled salad recipe is inspired by versions in Cambodia, where it’s usually eaten at breakfast. You can eat it any time of day as a main dish or a side—it goes especially well with chicken or shrimp satay.
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Refrigerator Pickles

This easy refrigerator pickles recipe is a great 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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Belarus Pickled Carrots

These caraway-flecked pickled carrots are a popular condiment in Belarus, and they couldn’t be easier to make! Put a bowl of them out on the table the next time you make a hearty Eastern European recipe for dinner.

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