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
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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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    A jar of homemade dill pickles
    Leda Meredith

    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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    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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    Watermelon radishes make especially colorful pickles, but any variety of radish is tasty pickled.
    Leda Meredith

    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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    green beans and yellow wax beans

    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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    red onion

    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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    Vera Kratochvil/Public Domain

    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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    Pickled beet salad
    Leda Meredith

    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 peppers are one of the easiest pickles to make
    Leda Meredith

    If you love spicy food as much as we do, you'll want to put up a lot of these colorful hot peppers. That's easy to do because this is one of the simplest pickle recipes ever. Use pickled peppers anytime a recipe calls for a jalapeno or other hot pepper. And when you've finished up all the peppers, use the spicy vinegar that's left as hot sauce.

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    Jar of pickled green almond kernels
    Leda Meredith

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