Have you ever thought about making your own pickled veggies? It may not be something that you would often consider but trust us; it’s so worth it! Here are two main reasons why you should give this pickled veggies recipe from the cookbook Vegan For Good a try:
Sounds nice, right? Are you intrigued? Let’s do it!
What is pickling? We can pickle a food by placing it in an acidic and salty liquid that allows it to be preserved for a lot longer than it usually would. Pretty obvious, right?
In this case, we’ll be using carrots and onions, but you can pickle many different veggies. Find inspiration from what’s in season! This is a way to enjoy seasonal produce even when they are no longer available.
It’s basically the same idea as preserves. If you have pounds and pounds of strawberries or peaches in the summer, you can make jam and enjoy it throughout the year.
We’ve all heard about the new sauerkraut craze! This fermented cabbage is full of healthy probiotics, and it’s super budget-friendly. So is fermenting the same as pickling? Yes and no. So basically both methods begin the same way which is by placing the veggies in brine, but not all pickles are fermented. Also, not all fermented foods are pickled. Sounds tricky but it’s not. The bottom line is they are yummy, easy, and healthy. Triple win!
We are learning how to pickle carrots and onions, but the possibilities are endless! Let’s see which veggies (or fruits!) could be pickled with the same methods:
These are just a few examples of the endless varieties of veggies and fruits you can pickle at home! The truth is you can use almost any vegetable you like!
There are so many ways you can enjoy your pickled veggies. For example, the pickled red onions can be a fantastic topping for some walnut meat tacos or cauliflower tacos. Yum! Or as a topping for a potato filled with some sour cashew cream.
The carrots would be delish on top of some toast with vegan cream cheese. Or in any salad!
Get the idea? No matter what you eat them with, you will absolutely love the acidy flavor and the simplicity of their process. Give them a try!
Vegan for Good is the creation of an incredibly talented chef who started as a food blogger. Rita Serano has created such beautifully crafted recipes and has such an eye for detail. This cookbook is different in the best way possible. The recipes are carefully constructed and assembled, but they are also straightforward, which makes this book beautiful and deserving of a great place in your collection.
As gorgeous as it is, it’s also so well laid out. Divided into weekdays, weekends, no time at all or sweet celebrations it helps us select the recipes according to how much time we have to spare. So clever.
Vegan For Good by Rita Serano. Kyle Books and photography by Laura Edwards. Please note that this article contains affiliate links that help support our work at World of Vegan. Thanks so much, and happy pickling!