Don’t you love summer days when the garden vegetables start coming in ripe? Right now it is harvest season in Kentucky which means we are enjoying fresh vegetables for snacks and dinner as well as preserving them for the winter. If you are experiencing a bumper crop of cucumbers, zucchini, onions, and other vegetables, then here are some ideas for making pickles with whatever you have!
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30+ Pickle Recipes for Summer Harvest
The easiest way to make pickles from cucumbers is to use a seasoning packet from Mrs. Wages. Just peel the cucumbers and cut them into spears. Mix the seasoning with water and vinegar and process them according to the package instructions.
*Tip: Measure how long each of the spears needs to be so you can fill the jars. Then can the smaller pieces that were left over after cutting the cucumbers for homemade dressing this November!
Another family favorite pickle recipe is red hot Cinnamon Pickles, These pickles take several days to make but they are worth it!
There are many ways to make pickles. You can use the cold pack method that makes refrigerator pickles like many people do or you can use a hot water bath canner so you can save them and enjoy them for months. Some people even make pickles with other vegetables. Whichever version you choose, take a few hours this week and make some pickles for your family!
Coldpacked Refrigerator Pickles
*No Canner Required
Hot Bath Canner Pickles
*Water Bath Canner required for Long Term Storage
Other Pickled Vegetables
Cucumbers are not the only vegetables that are perfect for pickling! Branch out and pickle onions, peppers, mangos, tomatos, zuchini and almost anything you can imagine! Get inspired by these amazing recipes and make pickles so you can enjoy your garden produce all winter long!
Instant Pot Pressure Cooker
What is your favorite pickle recipe? I’d love to hear and see pictures!