Quickles. Swift Sours. Brisk Brines. Whatever you call them, it’s time for their debut. (Cue the herald’s music.)
One problem for us, though. Remember that big, splashy garden The One and I had? Well, that’s history. Now, it’s a big splashy pool we’ve dreamed about for years. We’ve traded tick repellent for sunscreen, wrinkled fingers for green thumbs, and ankle-deep manure for cool water over our heads.
Our local farmer’s market in New Milford is now the center of our veggie adventures. We transform our haul into all kinds of crunchy bites of summer. Below are some of our favorite quick pickle recipes. My faves of all faves? The pickled red onions and pickled zucchini. (They’re awesome on burgers.)
Quick Dill Pickles
These quick dill pickles are simply the best! I’ve been searching for the perfect pickle recipe, and I will look no further.
I’ve done canned pickles in a water bath for long term storage, and I find them too vinegary. I’ve tried the making the fermented kind, and I find them too funky or salty. These pickles are just right.
They stay crunchy and taste delightfully fresh. Best of all you can make them all year round.Linda m.
Pickled Red Onions
Obsessed!! I love all pickled onions and these are sooooo good. I added a little extra Mexican oregano and they were perfect on our street tacos and even the kids loved them.alysa
This is a great recipe for pickled shallots! Its so nice to have a recipe for something pickled that only takes six hours from start to ready-to-eat.billy
Pickled Jalapeno Peppers
This is one of the most delicious things ever made or tasted. Ive made it over the last few years regularly and is always worth it, so much so that my friends have got me making it for them too!
An absolute must have all through the year.anahita s.
Quick Pickle FAQs
Refrigerator pickles should be consumed within 3 weeks of making.
After preparing your pickles and letting them cool to room temperature, stash the jars in the refrigerator.
While both types of pickles are made with vegetables in a brine solution, refrigerator pickles are made and refrigerated immediately, with the intention of consuming them within a period of a few weeks.
Traditional pickles are water bath canned to be preserved for long-term storage. They are shelf stable and can be stored at room temperature for up to a year before opening.
Besides snitching them directly from the jar, there are many uses for pickles. So many, that you’ll likely find yourself making your favorites on repeat. Here a few suggestions:
– Stuff them into sandwiches or classic cheeseburgers.
– Offer them as an easy cocktail nibble or as part of a charcuterie board.
– Punch up the flavor of your go-to grain bowl.
– Scatter them atop white pizza.
– Add a new dimension to a simple green salad.
Are you still looking for ways to use up an overabundance of summer produce? Perhaps to allow you to enjoy it all year long? Try these ratatouille pickles, or these pickled green tomatoes. Come February, you’ll be so glad that you did.