11 Quick Refrigerator Pickle Recipes

These delicious pickle recipes take just minutes to assemble and are ready to eat in as little as 24 hours. Make some the day before your next party and impress your friends with your pickling prowess!

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    24 Hour Refrigerator Pickles

    24 Hour Refrigerator Pickles

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    These crisp and flavorful pickles are ready to eat just 24 hours from when you make them. They will keep in the refrigerator for several months.

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    Quick Refrigerator Dill Pickles

    refrigerator pickles

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    These cucumber pickles have a classic deli dill flavor and crunch. They are ready to eat in just a few days, but if you can manage to wait a week or two they will be even better.

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    Pickled Cabbage

    Pickled red cabbage in jars.
    Diana Rattray

    Pickled cabbage? Why not. This pickled cabbage recipe is great when paired with deep-fried or grilled fish tacos, and makes a lovely complement to a heavy, braised pork sandwich. Although cabbage might not be the first thing you think to pickle, you'll soon find yourself sprinkling it on tacos, pitas, flatbread, sandwiches, and more. It's an ideal way to brighten up any bowl or snack with a little tang, sweetness, and crunch.

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    24 Hour Spiced Cauliflower Pickle

    Romanesco cauliflower

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    Tangy but not too sour, flavorful without being overly spiced, this cauliflower pickle is a party favorite. It is especially attractive if you make it with ​Romanesco cauliflower, but equally good made with regular white cauliflower.

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    Quick Refrigerator Radish Pickle Recipe

    Quick radish pickle recipe

    The Spruce

    These easy to make, tasty pickles are ready to eat within 24 hours. They look especially attractive if you make them with a colorful variety such as watermelon radishes.

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    Quick Pickled Green or Wax Bean Recipe

    green beans and yellow wax beans
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    These pickled beans look especially attractive if you make them with a mix of green beans and yellow wax beans. They are ready to eat in just a day.

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    Smashed Pickles

    Smashed quick pickles on a serving plate

    The Spruce / Diana Chistruga

    This quick smashed pickles recipe benefits from getting in there and actually whacking Kirby cucumbers with a heavy object to create cracks and fissures so the brine will penetrate quickly and thoroughly. The technique is so effective, you can enjoy these pickles in two hours or less.

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    Quick Pickled Red Onions

    red onion
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    Pickled red onions are a tasty and less pungent way to get onion flavor without quite so much bite. This quick version of pickled red onions ​is "pickled" in about 15 minutes and ready to add to salads and sandwiches or hamburgers and sausages.

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    Asparagus Refrigerator Pickle Recipe

    Asparagus refrigerator pickled recipe

    ​The Spruce Eats / Anfisa Strizh

    These asparagus pickles have a much lighter flavor than canned asparagus pickles (which are much heavier on the vinegar). They are ready to eat in just three days.

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    Beet Salad Refrigerator Pickle

    pickled beets

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    Even people who think they don't like beets are won over when they taste them made this way. The texture is much nicer than that of canned beets, and the vinegar and garlic are subtle rather than pungent. If you make your own herbal vinegar, chive or garlic chive blossom vinegar works well here—just leave out the garlic called for in the recipe.

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    Pickled Green Almonds Recipe

    Almonds in a dish on a garden terrasse
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    If you are lucky enough to live in a place where almond trees grow, definitely try these lightly tart, tangy treats.