Don’t let any of your vegies go to waste, turn them into a selection of tangy pickles for later in the year.
Get started on your pickling journey with our favourite preserved fruits and vegetables from classic bread and butter pickles to Vietnamese pickled carrot and even pickled eggs thrown in for good measure.
Pickled baby beetroot
Make your own pickled beetroot at home and enjoy this sweet and sour condiment on meat platters, sandwiches, or stirred through salads whenever you like!
This zingy chilli pickle is great as a dip or for spreading on sandwiches to add spice and flavour.
Thai cucumber pickle
Make your own spicy and delicious Thai cucumber pickle with this quick and easy recipe.
Thai eggplant pickle
Thai cuisine is full of exciting and fragrant flavours, which have been used to give this pickle a little zing.
Vietnamese carrot pickle
Store pickled ginger in the refrigerator. Ginger will turn pink once the vinegar mixture is added. Young ginger is available from Asian grocers. It is easier to find during the summer months.
If you’re feeling confident, you can play around with this excellent pickled onion recipe; malt vinegar will give you golden onions, balsamic a deep, delicious brown.
This great British pickle is wonderful served with hamburgers, grilled meats or with cold meats on sandwiches.
Pickled ginger is a great condiment to have on hand, it’s fabulous with sushi but also delicious on beef stir-fry and rice. Shiso leaves can be added to this recipe to intensify colour and flavour.
Bread and butter pickles
So-named for their Depression-era legacy of being served as a frugal feed between slices of buttered bread, bread and butter pickles have seen a resurgence in popularity as foodies seek to minimise food waste. Enjoy these pickles as part of a share plate, or as a condiment on burgers, hot dogs and in sandwiches.
Cauliflower and capsicum pickles
Sweet mustard pickles
Bits of cauliflower and cucumber infused with the tart flavours of mustard and vinegar. Stick these pickles in a sandwich or wrap for a bright contrast to creamy fillings.
A classic snack, enjoy these pickled eggs on their own, as part of a picnic spread, or atop a sandwich with some sliced meat and vegetables.