Would you believe that a little serving of pickles can add a whole lot of flavor to an ordinary meal?
A little goes a long way when it comes to serving your mains with pickles that has a complementary flavor profile.
The best part? There are easy pickle recipe ideas that you can make right in your own kitchen in no time!
Read on for easy pickle recipes with entree pairing ideas.
Savory Pickled Grapes (Shockingly Delicious)
Best paired with: roasted chicken, turkey, beef, pork or veal; meaty sandwiches sausages
Making this Savory Pickled Grapes recipe from Shockingly Delicious would make you feel like a chef! But don't be fooled by its gourmet taste and elegant appearance - this pickle is actually fairly easy to make. But don't take our word for it, try it for yourself!
"Sweet and sour pickled grapes are wonderful with sandwiches, cold meats, roasted chicken or turkey, lamb, sausages…anything!"
- 3 pounds seedless red Flame grapes (I used green, red and black Muscato Grapes)
- 2 cinnamon sticks, broken in half (I used a 3-inch cinnamon stick in each jar)
- 4 small sprigs fresh or dried thyme (I used a fresh thyme sprig in each jar)
- 2 cups white wine vinegar
- 3 cups sugar
- 2 tablespoons finely minced shallots
Grape Tomatoes in White Wine Vinegar With Rosemary (Healthy Canning)
Best paired with: salads, pasta, beef steak, Italian sandwiches
If you're a fan of Italian cuisine, be sure to try this Grape Tomatoes in White Wine Vinegar With Rosemary from Healthy Canning. With a jar of this in your fridge, you can transform every day pasta dishes or salads into gourmet meals.
"While it’s impossible to pressure-can, freeze, or dry grape tomatoes so that they remain as salad-friendly as they are fresh at the height of summer, this is the next best thing to it. The gentle taste of white wine vinegar combined with the warm scent and taste of the rosemary make them very salad-friendly."
- 4 sprigs fresh rosemary
- 4 cloves garlic
- 1.25 kg grape tomatoes (2 US quarts / 2.75 lbs)
- Pickling salt OR salt sub
- 250 ml white wine vinegar, 5% or higher. (1 cup / 8 oz)
- 250 ml white vinegar, 5% or higher. (1 cup / 8 oz)
- 1 litre water (4 cups / 32 oz)
Easy Pickled Onions (Shared Appetite)
Best paired with: sandwiches, burgers, salads, nachos, tacos
This Easy Pickled Onions from Shared Appetite is such a versatile pickle, you can use it for just about anything and everything! This is perfect for busy parents because it only takes 15 minutes tops to whip up a jar of this yummy treat.
"But we’re about to embark upon a completely different story. Pickled onions are a precious gift. I cherish them. I adore them. And they are ridiculously easy to make. 5 minutes and you’re done."
- 1 medium red onion, thinly sliced
- 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
- 1 cup warm water
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1 1/2 teaspoons Kosher salt
Ludy's Kitchen Cooking Tip:
Choose the freshest produce when pickling. The fruits or vegetables should be at the peak of their freshness when you preserve them.
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