9 Fruits & Veggies to Try Pickling This Summer

Itís mid summer and the farmerís markets are in full swing. If youíve been in the mood for pickles with all that extra produce lying around, open your eyes to a world beyond the cucumber. Try pickling these 9 other fruits and veggies this summer to brighten up your plate.

Corn. Balance the sweetness of fresh corn with the acidity and saltiness of pickling, and youíve got a match made in heaven. Just be sure that the corn is organic ó namely non-GMO.

Carrots. A great accompaniment to tacos, pickled carrots are a great use for those smaller carrots in your garden that didnít quite make it to full-grown. Otherwise, cut them into suitable lengths. Try†David Lebovitzís recipe†to get started.

Green beans. Pickled green beans are awesome. They pickle quickly and make for a great nibble when you have a hankering for a quick, healthy snack. Pickle them with garlic for an extra tasty combo.

Peppers. If you are looking for a spicy condiment for your grilled sandwiches, look no further than pickled peppers. Check out this recipe, and never have a bland BBQ again. Cherry peppers can be pickled whole and arenít overly spicy, so give those a try.

Peaches. Just as pineapple goes strangely well with ham, pickled peaches really complement pork and fried chicken. With sweet spices like cinnamon, cloves, and ginger, peaches make a terrific, unexpected pickle†that will tantalize your taste buds.

Eggplant. Since eggplant is so spongey, it†absorbs the pickling flavors†quite readily. So pack in those flavors and enjoy a refreshing way to enjoy†all that eggplant you bought.

Sugar snap peas. Garlic, vinegar, and sugar snap peas ó crisp, bright, and†summery. Like green beans, sugar snaps are easy to pickle and make a great quick snack.

Summer squash. While not the first vegetable you may think of when you think Ďpicklesí, pickled squash is very similar to pickled cucumber. It can make for a nice change of pace when your garden starts churning out squash like nobodyís business.

Avocados. What canít avocados do? Thatís right, you can actually pickle avocados. While itís unlikely that youíll find avocados†in your local farmerís market (unless you live in California, perhaps), these still make a really interesting summer pickle and it’s a great way to preserve extra avocados.

Go load up on all those fruits and veggies at the farmerís market and get pickling! You can pretty much pickle anything, which is great because†pickles make a great, healthy snack and side dish. Whatís your favorite kind of pickle?

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74 comments

Siyus Copetallus
Siyus Copetallus1 years ago

Thank you for sharing.

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Elena Poensgen
Elena P2 years ago

Thank you

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Stephanie B.
Stephanie B2 years ago

Thanks...will try some of these.

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Adrienne L.
Adrienne L2 years ago

Thanks

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Heidi Aubrey
Heidi Aubrey2 years ago

Pickled avocadoes?

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Danuta Watola
Danuta W2 years ago

Thanks for sharing

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Melissa DogLover
Melissa DogLover2 years ago

sounds yummy

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Elena Poensgen
Elena P2 years ago

Thank you

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Caroline d.
Caroline d2 years ago

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Caroline d.
Caroline d2 years ago

Thank you so much for sharing this very interesting article that I save as a pdf ! ! !
Be all blessed as all your loved ones, animals too !

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