Pickles are present on just about everyone’s dining table. They have been elevated to a gastronomic art form which can be sweet, sour, hot or mild. The basics of pickling aren’t complicated – all you need is a simple combination of a few ingredients and fill them up in a number of jars!
Since we all have grown up eating the crunchy and tangy pickles made by our mums and grandmums, we are well aware of the mango, lemon and mixed vegetable pickles. But did you know that there is a variety of other foods you can also pickle? Here is a list of some foods that taste even better after pickling-
Spicy Pumpkin Pickle: This pickle is packed with flavour thanks to cinnamon, cloves and allspice combined with pumpkin, white vinegar and sugar. You can toss this into a salad, use to garnish cocktails or even serve it as a sophisticated appetizer along with mild cheese and crackers!
Pickled Pineapple: Want a perfect salad or sandwich topping? Then you must try this one! Vinegar, jalapeno and coriander add to the spicy quotient of this pickle. The sweetness is derived from the tropical fruit itself. It’s something to also keep by your side when you want to give your bland diet food an edge!
Pickled Pears: If you are in a mood for something exotic, then pickled pears is just your pick! They are sweet and yummy to taste along with a nice crunch to them. Enjoy these pears with some homemade yogurt for lunch or as a nightly snack.
Watermelon Pickle: Straight from the cook books of South America, these are a mixture of unique and tangy! Ginger, cloves, apple cider vinegar, cinnamon are the main ingredients of this delicious pickle!
Pickled Peppers: Easy and quick to make, these pickled peppers are absolutely irresistible! Fresh, spicy with a light sweetness thanks to the bell pepper and honey. These crispy- crunchy bell peppers are perfect for a quick sandwich in the morning!
Pickled Grapes: Move on from the usual ways of eating grapes! If you are a fan of crunchy, tart, refreshing and spicy things then this recipe is just for you! It is full of intense flavours of bay leaf, cinnamon, coriander, ginger, sugar along with grapes. They are a great addition to any cheese plate and pair well with grilled chicken!
Try out these awesome pickles and add a variety of flavours to your usual pickle-menu!