Savor Spring with Simple Pickling Recipes

Pickling vegetables is an ideal activity for the season. Bring your creations to picnics, pair them with grilled dishes or keep them in the refrigerator for snacking on hot days.
By Kate Wilke

This article has been posted with permission and originally appeared as Surprisingly Simple Pickling Recipes on Relish

pickledasparagus4Adventures in Dinner

Pickling vegetables is an ideal activity for the season because you can bring your sweet and juicy creations to picnics, pair them with grilled dishes or keep them in the refrigerator for snacking on hot days. As always, we’re all for staying seasonal and simple, so we recommend starting your pickling adventure with any of these vibrant recipes from our favorite bloggers.

Pickled Red Onions

IMG_7702-1Heather Hands

Sporting events and cookouts call for burgers, hotdogs and delicious sandwiches. The Pickled Red Onions from Flourishing Foodie are the perfect topping for anything off the grill. The cinnamon and sugar make these onions delightfully sweet. Get the recipe here.

Pickled Spicy Asparagus

pickledasparagus5Jane Craske

Farmers’ markets are overflowing with fresh produce now that warmer weather is here. For us, that means more time spent in the kitchen with fresh vegetables. Try this Pickled Spicy Asparagus from Jane’s Adventures in Dinner flavored with vinegar, garlic and chili peppers for a stellar topping or side dish. Get the recipe here.

Quick Pickled Radishes

radishes-1Nicole Dula

These Quick Pickled Radishes from Dula Notes taste as sweet as they look. Rarely do you find food with such a pretty, natural pink color, and they are so easy to make. The radishes are soaked in honey and apple cider vinegar, making them burst with nutritional benefits. Get the recipe here.

Pickled Carrot Sticks

13744861863_f08af6ab4b_zOlga Massov

Use these Pickled Carrot Sticks from Sassy Radish to add a salty vinegar taste to your lunch (that’s a good taste—we promise). With this recipe, the carrots will maintain their crunch while absorbing a variety of spices for the perfect pickle. Get the recipe here.

Salmon in a Jar

SalmoninaJarThree Many Cooks

Salmon in a Jar from Three Many Cooks is pickling at its finest. This is an easy way to make your salmon infused with flavors of peppercorn and coriander. Now you can bring a gourmet dish to your summer picnic! Get the recipe here.


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