Pickle It! 18 Unconventional and Surprising Things You Can Pickle

Blueberries! Lemons! Garlic! Grapes! Find out the astounding array of garden produce that lends itself to pickling.

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Pickled Peaches

Pickled peaches are a great accompaniment to a variety of sweet and savory dishes.

Pickled Garlic

Not everyone would think of pickling garlic, but it's a great way to always make sure you have some on hand for a recipe. Plus, pickling only improves upon garlic's delicious flavor.

Quick Pickled Beets

Fresh pickled beets are sweet and tangy, while still holding on to the earthy flavor of this popular spring root veggie. This quick pickling method doesn't require any special canning tools or water baths.

Pickled Lemons

Think outside the box and experiment with pickling fruits. Pickling lemons is a longtime staple in Indian and Moroccan cuisine and is an anchor of many traditional recipes.

Pickled Blueberries

Don't let the idea scare you: Pickled blueberries are the perfect harmony of sweet and zesty. Get the steps.

Watermelon Rind Pickles

Don't toss those watermelon rinds! Pickle 'em!

Kool-Aid Dill Pickles

Just add Kool-Aid to your brine to create a sweet and sour sensation the kids will adore. Learn more about this kooky, yet ingenious idea.

Pickled Grapes

Sweet and tangy, brined grapes take summer pickling off the beaten path. Get the super easy recipe here.

Pickled Green Tomatoes

Pickled green tomatoes can (and will) be eaten straight from the jar.

Pickled Carrots

Try pickling carrots in your favorite brine for a crunchy snack kids and adults alike will enjoy.

Pickled Okra

You've fried okra before, but what about pickling it? Pickled okra is a Southern summer treat and a quick and easy way to preserve your extra harvest.

Pickled Asparagus

Pickled asparagus can be eaten on its own or used as a spectacular garnish for Bloody Marys.

Dilly Beans

Pickled green beans, otherwise known as "dilly beans", are a fresh, crunchy snack that are easy to make.

Pickled Nectarines

Pickled nectarines are a standout ingredient alongside cucumber, fennel, avocado and a lemon vinaigrette in this healthy and yummy salad.

Pickled Cranberries

Tart cranberries pickle easily for use as a condiment or holiday cocktail garnish.

Or Stick With the Classics

Sure you can pickle just about anything. But there's nothing wrong with the classics, like homemade dill pickles. Pickling is an easy, delicious way to process large batches of cucumbers. Make our recipe your own by mixing in your favorite flavors such as garlic, peppers or a little sugar, if you like things sweet.

Bread and Butter Pickles

These sweet pickles have a sour bite that have made them a favorite for decades. Get the recipe.

We Can Quickle That!

Refrigerator pickles, charmingly referred to as "quickles", are great when you have a small batch of cucumbers to process or just need the zesty bite of a pickle, and fast!