The process of pickling has been around for thousands of years, and it is believed to have originated in India. If you’ve ever been curious about the process of pickling vegetables, you’re not alone. Pickling is one of those ventures that seem daunting at first, but once you get the hang of it you’ll be a pro in no time.
Pickling is a delicious way to add a spin on your regular vegetables. First, you should pick out what will be going into the jars. Cucumbers are the most popular vegetable to pickle, but you can add many other things to the jar with them to enhance the flavor. Some other common vegetables to add are peppers, garlic, and shallots. It is a good practice to choose vegetables that are in season to go in your jars. This will give you the best-tasting vegetables. Some spices and other additions that go well with these are turmeric, cumin seeds, bay leaves, and dried chili peppers. You can adjust the levels of different spices to increase or decrease the hotness of your pickled vegetables.
After you’re done with the jarring part of the pickling, make sure to refrigerate your vegetables for at least 24 hours before you serve them. This will ensure that they’ve been able to really absorb all the flavors in the jar. Remember, now that you finished your jars, you can keep these pickles for up to one month! The steps throughout the pickling process are fairly easy, they just take a little bit of time and precision. Read on through this infographic for a step by step process on how to pickle perfectly every time.270