Pickling is so easy. I pickle red onions and jalapeños to put on tacos or sandwiches all the time. You can pretty much pickle any vegetable you want. I usually do red onions, banana peppers, or jalapeños. There are a lot of different spices you can use when pickling to change the flavors but my easy quick pickle recipe will give you that pickle flavor in a short amount of time.
Ingredients for Pickling Solution:
1 cup Vinegar (Any vinegar will work except Balsamic)
1 cup water
2 TSBP Salt
1/4 cup Sugar
1 TBSP Red Pepper Flakes for some heat
- Heat all the ingredients in a sauce pan until the sugar and salt have melted and the mixture has come to a low boil.
- Place chopped vegetables such as onion or peppers in a mason jar, glass Tupperware, or bowl if you are using the pickles right away. Cover with the hot pickling solution.
- Wait 15 minutes or until the solution has cooled over the vegetables and you have pickles. You can definitely store the pickles in the refrigerator for a week or two. I’m sure it will not last that long.