Yes, You Can Pickle That: How to Make the Quickest, Easiest Homemade Pickles

July 30, 2015

When summer comes around, we try to find ways to make it last forever. So every day this week, we’ll bring you a new guide to preserving the season’s best herbs, fruits, and vegetables. Today: Pickles!

Think of crunchy, tangy, no-hassle quick pickles as the gateway to all things preserved. These aren’t the labor-intensive, put-up-for-the-winter kind that your great-grandmother used to make*—they’re easy, do-a-few-batches-in-a-summer-afternoon projects.

Step 1: Choose Your Veg
There aren’t many vegetables that wouldn’t taste great pickled, but there are a few guidelines to follow:

Consider the Crunch
Choose vegetables that are naturally firm. The fresher they…