Piccalilli in a bowl and on bread with cheese

Pickle recipes

43 Recipes

Make a jar of tangy pickle by preserving vegetables or fruit in vinegar. Our pickled recipes include piccalilli, courgettes, red cabbage, onions and beetroot.

Autumn piccalilli with pear

4.46154

(13 ratings)

Eaten immediately, this pickle will have a punchy tang, perfect with strong cheeses, but by winter the flavours will mellow, ideal for sliced ham.
  • 35 mins
  • More effort
  • Vegetarian

Crunchy courgette pickle

4.9

(30 ratings)

Try this fresh, sharp pickle with cold poached salmon, burgers off the barbecue or just buttered bread
  • 20 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Easy piccalilli

0

(0 ratings)

Make some homemade piccalilli to serve with cold meats and cheese. It will keep for up to three months and makes a great gift for chutney lovers
  • 25 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Quick pickled onions

5

(2 ratings)

These colourful, spiced sweet and sour onions add piquancy to a ploughman’s, or a sharp finish to Mexican food - an ideal edible gift to make ahead and pop in a homemade hamper
  • 20 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Pickled pears

4.6875

(16 ratings)

A stylish and gorgeous treat, spooned out of the jar with a little of the syrup
  • 45 mins
  • Easy

Pickled red cabbage

4.363635

(11 ratings)

A colourful accompaniment to cheese or meat, this infused pickle can also be jarred and given as a gift
  • 30 mins
  • Easy

Simple sauerkraut

5

(2 ratings)

The simplest way to make classic sauerkraut - a fermented food that's great for your gut. It's extra tasty served with sausages and mustard...
  • 30 mins
  • Easy

Pickled red cabbage with walnuts & apple

5

(1 rating)

Serve this festive pickled red cabbage with cold cuts and sausage rolls on Boxing Day and beyond. It also makes a fantastic side dish for Christmas Day
  • 30 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Pickled onions

4.5

(6 ratings)

Preserved shallots in malt vinegar make a classic condiment that will never get old. Beautiful with cheese and cold meats
  • 20 mins
  • Easy

Quick pickled cucumbers

5

(2 ratings)

These surprisingly speedy pickled cucumber ribbons are delicious with any smoked fish, particularly salmon. Add some irresistible crunch to your dish
  • 30 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Pickled carrots with garlic & cumin

0

(0 ratings)

Preserve carrots for an easy storecupboard side to serve with Middle Eastern flavours - add a spoonful of harissa for extra heat
  • 35 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Green bean & mustard pickle

4

(6 ratings)

Got a glut of runner beans, or just fancy a twist on classic English piccalilli? This low-fat preserve is great with ham or in cheese sandwiches
  • 1 hour
  • Easy

Aubergine pickle

5

(4 ratings)

Use up a glut of aubergines in this Indian-spiced chutney with tamarind, ginger and mustard seeds
  • 1 hour and 10 mins
  • Easy

Pickled beetroot

4.77778

(9 ratings)

Preserve roasted beetroot in a sweet and spiced vinegar to make this punchy, classic accompaniment to cold meats and cheeses
  • 1 hour and 30 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Pickled cherries

5

(2 ratings)

Preserve the goodness of cherries by pickling them whole in vinegar, then serve with charcuterie, smoked duck salad, cheese or roast pork
  • 25 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Quick spicy radish pickle

5

(1 rating)

Julienned mooli is lightly pickled in rice vinegar, chilli and sugar to make a tasty side dish to Korean main courses
  • 10 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Spiced pickled shallots

5

(1 rating)

If you like pickled onions you'll love this easy preserved shallots recipe - perfect with cold meats or alongside a ploughman's lunch
  • 1 hour and 10 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Pickled onion pork pies

5

(1 rating)

Put a new twist on the pork pie with polenta for texture and a pickled onion in the centre. It is packed with flavour and perfect for a summer picnic
  • 1 hour
  • More effort

Pickled cucumbers with dill & spice

4.857145

(7 ratings)

Piccalilli with bite, this chunky chutney of sliced gherkins, spices and dill is perfect with meat, cheese or as a homemade gift
  • 25 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Pickled green beans

4.333335

(3 ratings)

This summery side dish makes a delicious accompaniment to roast chicken
  • 15 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Bread & butter pickles

5

(4 ratings)

These homemade sliced gherkins are addictively sweet and salty - make a batch and enjoy in burgers, salads, or with cold meats
  • 20 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Smacked cucumber pickles

5

(2 ratings)

These tangy pickles served in soy, rice wine vinegar, garlic and chilli oil will complement other spicy dishes
  • 10 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian
  • Healthy

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