20 Delicious Mason Jar Pickles You Can Make At Home

by Ileana Paules-Bronet
Ileana is the Senior Editor of Branded Content at Wild Sky Media. She grew up in upstate New York and Oregon and now lives in Queens, NY. Ileana graduated from Skidmore College with a degree in sociology. After graduating, she attended the Columbia Publishing Course in New York City, then worked as in marketing at Oxford University Press. Since transitioning to editorial, she has written for BuzzFeed, HuffPost, and Woman's World. She has also worked for local newspapers and magazines in upstate New York. In her free time, you can find Ileana watching Law & Order: SVU, eating ice cream, and spending time with her dog.

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When it comes to summer vegetables, there’s nothing more satisfying than crunchy pickles. The briny flavor pairs perfectly with burgers, sandwiches, and all sorts of other foods.

While most people buy pickles at the store, you can actually make them right at home! Homemade pickles are super tasty, and they’re not very difficult to make. All you need are your favorite fruits/veggies, vinegar, spices, and a sturdy Mason jar.

Pickles are not only delicious, they’re also healthy and great for the environment! That’s right: These salty fruits and veggies are good for you. In addition to the benefits of whatever fruit/veggie you’ve pickled, they have the benefits of vinegar, spices, and salt.

They’re environmentally friendly because they last such a long time — plus, you can pickle fruit/veggie scraps that you’d normally throw away. You can save even more waste by drinking the leftover pickle juice!

Check out these awesome Mason jar pickles, then gather up your supplies and ingredients and get pickling!

1. Classic Dill Pickles

dill pickles

To make classic dill pickles, you’ll need dill seed, garlic, dill stems, pickling cucumbers, white vinegar, filtered water, and pickling salt. Combine the ingredients in a Mason jar, then let them sit in a cool, dry place for about a week. To change up the flavor, feel free to add peppercorns, coriander seeds, mustard seeds, or red pepper flakes. You can also slice the cucumbers beforehand if you don’t like whole pickles!

Find the full recipe on Food & Wine.

2. Pickled Green Beans

To make these crisp pickled green beans, you’ll need white vinegar, water, pickling salt, garlic, fresh dill, and fresh green beans. Pack the green beans vertically into your Mason jar, then pour the pickling mixture over the top.

Find the full recipe on AllRecipes.

3. Pickled Watermelon

One of the best things you can do with leftover watermelon rinds is to pickle them! Combine watermelon rinds with apple cider vinegar, water, sugar, candied ginger, kosher salt, allspice, star anise, and red pepper flakes to create the most delicious pickled watermelon rinds.

Find the full recipe on Alton Brown’s website.

4. Pickled Jalapeños

Pickled jalapeños are perfect on nachos, burgers, and salads, and they’re super easy to make at home. All you need is fresh jalapeños (sliced into rings), oregano, garlic, water, white vinegar, white sugar, and kosher salt. Combine all the ingredients (except the peppers) in a saucepan, bring to a boil, and then stir in the jalapeños and let the mixture cool for 10 minutes. Put the peppers into a Mason jar, fill the jar with the vinegar mixture, then refrigerate!

Find the full recipe on AllRecipes.

5. Pickled Asparagus

If you love asparagus, you’ll be obsessed with this pickled asparagus recipe. To make these, you’ll need fresh asparagus spears, fresh dill, pepper flakes, white onion, dill seed, mustard seed, coarse salt, sugar, white vinegar, and water. These make for delicious appetizers or meal garnishes.

Find the full recipe on AllRecipes.

6. Pickled Pears

When it comes to combining savory and sweet flavors, there’s nothing better than pickled pears. To make these tasty snacks, you’ll need Seckel pears, apple cider vinegar, a cinnamon stick, cloves, white sugar, and pickling salt. These delicious pears are the perfect addition to cheeseboards, roast meats, or salads.

Find the full recipe on Serious Eats.

7. Pickled Beets

pickled beets

Pickled beets are a Midwestern classic, and they can be absolutely delicious. All you need is cider vinegar, sugar, olive oil, dry mustard, salt, pepper, and beets.

Find the full recipe on Simply Recipes.

8. Pickled Onions

Pickled onions are a tasty addition to tacos, sandwiches, burgers, and salads. And they’re super easy to make. You just need kosher salt, apple cider vinegar, sugar, water, and a medium red onion.

Find the full recipe on Shared Appetite.

9. Pickled Garlic

Pickled garlic has the tasty flavor and all the health benefits of garlic — without the stinky breath! To make your own pickled garlic, you’ll need celery seed, dry mustard, white vinegar, white sugar, red bell pepper, and fresh garlic cloves. Although garlic cloves take some time to pickle, the wait is totally worth it.

Find the full recipe on AllRecipes.

10. Pickled Carrots

If you love the crunch of carrots, you’ll love these pickled carrots. Combine carrots with white vinegar, white sugar, black pepper, water, and salt to make your very own pickled carrots.

Find the full recipe on AllRecipes.

11. Pickled Okra

pickled okra

Okra, when cooked incorrectly, can have a terrible texture. It can become slimy and slippery, which isn’t a good food texture. Avoid eating icky okra by pickling it! This lightly spicy recipe includes a variety of spices, including garlic, lemon, mustard seeds, coriander seeds, black peppercorns, celery seeds, fennel seeds, and red pepper flakes.

Find the full recipe on Simply Recipes.

12. Pickled Olives

Pickling — or curing — olives takes a long time (two weeks to four months), but it’s really easy. To make your own pickled olives, you’ll need fresh green olives, lemons, garlic, green peppers, coriander seeds, fennel seeds, bay leaves, olive oil, and a saltwater solution.

Find the full recipe on Wikihow.

13. Pickled Mango

Pickled mango, which is hugely popular in Hawaii, is a sweet and tangy summer treat. All you need is Japanese vinegar, salt, sugar, water, green mango (peeled and sliced), and red food coloring.

Find the full recipe on Just A Pinch.

14. Pickled Cauliflower

Pickled cauliflower is delicious, healthy, and perfect for salads, burritos, and snacks. To make your own pickled cauliflower, you’ll need turmeric, celery seed, mustard seed, sugar, white vinegar, pickling salt, pearl onions, and cauliflower florets.

Find the full recipe on Fresh Preserving.

15. Pickled Mushrooms

Pickled mushrooms are easy to make and delicious to eat. To make these tasty bite-sized snacks, you’ll need small mushrooms, thyme, shallots, allspice, bay leaves, white wine vinegar, black peppercorns, sea salt, and water.

Find the full recipe on The Kitchn.

16. Pickled Strawberries

When strawberries are in season, they’re perfectly sweet and juicy. If you’re constantly looking for more ways to eat strawberries, try making these pickled strawberries. Combine ripe strawberries with sugar, kosher salt, and white balsamic vinegar. After eating the pickled strawberries, use the brine as a mild vinegar!

Find the full recipe on Bon Appetit.

17. Pickled Pumpkin

In the fall, when pumpkins are all the rage, try making pickled pumpkin! To make this recipe, you’ll need cloves, cinnamon sticks, white vinegar, white sugar, and fresh pumpkin. Who knows? Maybe you’ll find a new Thanksgiving staple.

Find the full recipe on AllRecipes.

18. Pickled Pineapple

Fresh pineapple is sweet and tangy — to make it even tastier, try pickling it with jalapeños for a little extra spice. To make this delicious recipe, combine fresh pineapple, rice vinegar, sugar, jalapeño, kosher salt, lime juice, and cilantro.

Find the full recipe on Running to the Kitchen.

19. Pickled Celery

Celery sticks are super tasty when they’re pickled. Make these crunchy snacks with cracked peppercorns, garlic cloves, salt, mustard seeds, white vinegar, sugar, red chili flakes, and celery stalks. Next time you make a Bloody Mary, use this pickled celery instead of normal celery!

Find the full recipe on Food52.

20. Pickled Cherries

Most people don’t think about cherries when they think about pickles, but pickled cherries are absolutely scrumptious. All you need are fresh cherries, apple cider vinegar, salt and sugar.

Full recipe from @cpbeacom.


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