Get to pickling!

Pickled cucumbers are the classic standby, but they’re certainly not the only things you can pickle. The possibilities are endless, but here are a few of our favorite out-of-the-box pickles to make at home.

1. Mussels

Pickled Mussels
Credit: © David Malosh

Quick-pickled mussels are delicious on crusty bread.

2. Apricots

Pickled Apricots
Credit: © Antonis Achilleos

Sweet-and-tangy pickled apricots are a great addition to any cheese or charcuterie plate.

3. Blackberries


Tart and aromatic pickled blackberries are delicious in salads.

4. Oysters


Marinating oysters in warm Champagne vinegar and citrus juices gently cooks them, retaining their creamy texture. Serve them on grilled or toasted bread.

5. Butternut Squash


This zesty pickle is perfect on antipasto plates or on sandwiches.

6. Plums


Salty-sweet pickled plums are surprisingly tasty in a refreshing soda mixed with their pickling liquid and sparkling water.

7. Figs

Pickled Figs in Balsamic Vinegar

Pickling figs in balsamic vinegar means you not only get rich, tender, tangy fruit but also a delicious flavored vinegar.

8. Shrimp

Jalapeño-Pickled Shrimp and Vegetables
Credit: © John Kernick

The perfect snack for a hot summer day.

9. Watermelon Rind

Pickled Watermelon Rind with Ginger and Jalapeños

Pickling watermelon rind has long been a Southern tradition.

10. Fried Fish

Pickled Fried Fish with Danish Rye Bread and Crème Fraîche

Scandinavians brought the technique of pickling delicately fried seafood (a form of escabeche) to Minnesota and swapped the Midwest's freshwater catch for North Sea herring.