Pickling is a great way to preserve seasonal produce throughout the year, and it's used in countless cuisines around the world—from Japanese gari (pickled ginger) to German sauerkraut. To stick with a classic, opt for pickling cucumbers to make a fantastic topping for your next burger. Or branch out a bit and try delicious pickled blackberries to add character to your next salad or charcuterie plate. You can pickle almost anything, so get started with the recipes from Food & Wine's guide.

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Grandfather’s Pickles

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These vinegary North Carolina–style pickles from chef Joe Kindred don’t use any sugar. The extra acidity makes them the perfect accompaniment for a juicy lamb or beef burger loaded with cheese. Slideshow: How to Make Pickles 

Pickled Fennel

Chef Joshua McFadden of Ava Gene’s in Portland, Oregon, pickles fennel in early summer, at its peak, and then uses it in everything from grain salads to sandwiches piled high with salumi. Slideshow: More Fennel Recipes 

Pickled Green Almonds

Reprinted from Scraps, Wilt & Weeds: Turning Wasted Food into Plenty by Mads Refslund and Tama Matsuoka Wong. Copyright 2017 by Grand Central Life & Style. Published by Hachette Book Group (hachettebookgroup.com)   Slideshow: More Pickled Recipes 

Pickled Jicama and Shiso

Pickles are a key part of many Japanese meals. These crunchy and delicious ones take only a few minutes to prep and need as little as one hour before they’re ready to devour. Slideshow: More Pickled Recipes 

Pickled Recipes

After browsing through these recipes, you'll want to pickle everything from your vegetables to shrimp.

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7 Awesome DIY Summer Pickles

Take advantage of the heaping piles of fresh summer produce at your local farmers' market with one of these seven seasonal DIY pickle recipes: