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18 Quick Pickle Recipes: Refrigerator Pickles, Pickled Fruits, and More

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Pickled Beets and Eggs

Put these quick pickle recipes at the top of your summer to-do list!

If you think that pickling fresh vegetables and fruit is a time-consuming process that requires special equipment and waiting over a month before biting into a pickle, you'll think again when you see these quick pickle recipes. The following recipes are easy to make and can be served within a week — and some recipes can even be ready by dinnertime. These quick and easy pickling recipes are just what you need to preserve any excess fresh fruit or vegetables this summer. Your pickled fruits and vegetables can be incorporated in a number of your favorite easy summer recipes for a taste that's flavorful and unique. 

With these 18 Quick Pickle Recipes: Refrigerator Pickles, Pickled Fruits, and More, you can serve pickled cucumbers, carrots, peaches, and more. Just keep in mind that many of these pickle recipes cannot be stored for an indefinite length of time, so consult the specific recipe's instructions regarding the proper storage methods. If you've always wanted to learn how to make pickles, then you'll want to see this collection of recipes!

Cucumber Pickles

Quick Bread and Butter Apple Pickles

Summer isn't complete without a fresh batch of cucumber pickles! These quick pickle cucumber recipes are easy to make and will be ready to eat within hours. Layer a sandwich with pickles, top them on a hot dog or hamburger, or eat them straight out of the jar — no matter how you eat them, you're sure to love these quick pickle cucumber recipes. There's even a quick pickle recipe that includes apples, resulting in a taste that's truly unique. Pickling and preserving recipes for cucumbers have never been easier!

Tip: What type of cucumber should you use when pickling? Not all cucumbers should be destined for the pickle jar. According to The Ohio State University's Chow Line, you'll want to take a look at Kirby and gherkin cucumbers, as well as cornichon and lemon cucumber.

Quick Pickled Vegetable Recipes

Carrot and Radish Pickles (Ca Rot)

These quick pickle recipes for carrots, ginger, beets, onions, and even eggs should be right at your fingertips this season. You'll love having a quick and tasty way to preserve any excess produce from your garden or purchased at the farmers market. There are plenty of uses for pickled vegetables, too. These quick pickled recipes can be served in an easy summer salad recipe, added as a topping on a pizza or burrito, or used to give a boost of flavor in a sandwich. Clear out your refrigerator, too, as many of these recipes are for refrigerator pickles. You'll continue to find new and creative ways to incorporate these quick pickled vegetables in your favorite recipes!

Quick Pickled Fruit Recipes to Try

Pickled Spice Peaches

When you think of pickling produce, you probably picture a pallet of pickled peppers, eggs, or cucumbers. But have you ever considered pickling some of your favorite fresh fruit? Pears, peaches, and even watermelon can be preserved with these easy pickling recipes. You'll love having these quick pickled fruit recipes at the ready the next time you have an abundance of your favorite summertime produce. Simply serve the pickled fresh fruit with your favorite main course or top it with a scoop of ice cream for a truly decadent dessert. 

Tip: If you're ready to start pickling, don't wait until the end of summer to find and select produce. You'll want to look for unblemished and under-ripe fruit for pickling, according to Michigan State University Extension. The fruit will hold its shape after pickling. 

What is your favorite quick pickle recipe?

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Hi everyone! I am Megan Horst-Hatch and I'm the editor of Cookstr.com. Let's get the conversation started! I love cucumber quick-pickling recipes, especially if they include onions. What about you? Please share your favorite recipe for quick pickles in the comments below.

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