Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Quick pickled veg: recipes

Pickled beets and radishes
According to the August issue of Bon Appetit that I just received, you should make some pickles because (and I quote)

Everybody's Doing It!

Yep, surely that's a good enough reason to do anything, right?

Regardless, pickling can be easy, especially if you're making a quick pickle, rather than a preserved pickle (which is still easy but takes more time).

So while waiting for the bumper crop of cucumbers to start pouring in so I can once again put up a whole crapload of Best-Evah Dill Pickles, I tried a few different quick pickle recipes this week, using vegetables that are probably showing up in your CSA share right about now.

  1. Quick Cucumber Pickles from Rachel Ray: super easy -- make them in the morning and you can eat them for dinner
  2. Cider Vinegar Pickled Beets from John Currence via Food & Wine: an interesting flavor from these, given the oregano and thyme -- I used golden beets, too, which are less staining and look gorgeous
  3. Quick Pickled Radishes from Bon Appetit: heads up, these are super-vinegary so prepare to pucker!

What are your favorite pickle recipes?


  1. what? No pickled eggs?

  2. I might just have to try them, although not the beet kind that Dad made...