How to Make Pickles

Perfect pickling is within the grasp of every home preserver using these easy instructions on how to make pickles. You can vary the spices and vegetables or fruit to give your own homemade pickles a unique twist. Just pick a pickle recipe to get started!

Cucumbers For Making Pickles
Making pickles isn't complicated, and you can preserve homemade pickles using three basic methods: lactic fermentation, canning and refrigeration.
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Tofu Sandwich With Dill Pickles
Tangy, fermented dill pickles complement many sandwiches and contain healthy probiotics.
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Cucumbers Soaking In Pickling Lime
Cucumber slices soaked in pickling lime will keep their crunch when canned.
Photo by Hannah Kincaid
Relish Tray With Fermented Pickles
For relish trays on demand, store fermented pickles in a cool, dark spot for up to several months.
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Jar Of Refrigerator Pickles
Just cover vegetables in sweetened rice vinegar, and you've made refrigerator pickles!
Photo by Hannah Kincaid
Jar of Pickled Chinese Radishes
Almost anything can be pickled, even these Chinese radishes.
Photo by Lee Seabrook

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