“Abundance is not something we acquire. It is something we tune into.”
– Wayne Dyer

I love a good mindset shift – an idea that only requires you to think differently about a problem or something you want, that unlocks your potential in an instant – even if true change takes time. I also love pickles.

That’s what makes this quote from Wayne Dyer perfectly pertinent to quick pickling. Contrary to popular belief, pickling isn’t just for cucumbers! You can turn many vegetables from the spring garden into crisp, tangy snacks such as turnips and radishes. Quick pickles make a fun addition to salads, sandwiches, tacos, and more.

Unlike traditional canning, quick pickles are as fast and easy to make as boiling water and pouring it over a few ingredients in a glass jar. For best results, use the freshest vegetables. Keep reading to learn what herbs and spices you can add to enhance your veggies’ flavor! Soon you’ll have delicious snacks to share with friends and family.


Quick Pickle Recipe

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Many of our customers ask "What do I do with all these vegetables?" Our response: "Pickle them!" You won't be preserving a crop for posterity with this recipe, but you'll get great homegrown taste to complement almost any meal. 
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Resting Time 1 day
Total Time 1 day 10 minutes
Course Side Dish, Snack


  • 1 quart mason jar (or any heat-proof container that you can pour boiling water into)


Pickling Ingredients

  • 1 pound fresh vegetables (sliced)
  • 2 cloves garlic (smashed)
  • 2 tsp whole peppercorns (you can also use coriander and/or mustard seeds)
  • 1-2 sprigs fresh herbs (e.g. thyme, dill, and or/rosemary)

Brine Ingredients

  • 1 cup vinegar (white, apple cider, or rice vinegar)
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 Tbsp kosher salt
  • 1 Tbsp sugar


  • Wash jar(s) with soap and hot water and let dry.
  • Thinly slice fresh vegetables into bite-sized pieces. Smash 2 cloves of garlic with the flat side of a knife, or the clean heel of your hand.
  • Pack vegetables, garlic, spices, and herbs into a mason jar, leaving at least 1/2” of "breathing room" at the top.
  • Put the brine ingredients in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir to dissolve ingredients, and bring to a boil.
  • Pour the hot brine into the jar(s), still leaving at least 1/2” room at the top.
  • Tap the side of the jar(s) to remove any air bubbles.
  • Let the jar(s) cool to room temperature before refrigerating. Wait 24-48 hours before eating for the best flavor.


Depending on how carefully these quick pickles are prepared and stored, they may last up to 2 months in the refrigerator. They are not fully preserved, however, and so they cannot be stored unrefrigerated or stored indefinitely.

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