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18 Pickle Recipes That Are A Big Dill

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Vinegar + water + sugar + a thing to pickle.

Those are the four basic ingredients you need when it comes to preserving — or pickling — delicious eats. If you're fortunate enough to find yourself with a glut of asparagus, a few bins of blueberries: Pickling's the answer. Here are 18 ways to get started.

1. Quick Cucumber and Shiso Pickles

Shiso and pickles should hang out more often. Get the recipe.
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Shiso and pickles should hang out more often. Get the recipe.

2. Pickled Asparagus

Preservation at its best. Get the recipe.
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Preservation at its best. Get the recipe.

3. Simple Pickled Slaw

Your hot dog condiments just got a major upgrade. Get the recipe.
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Your hot dog condiments just got a major upgrade. Get the recipe.

4. Zuni Cafe Zucchini Pickles

Yet another solution to the question: What to do with all of those zucchini? Get the recipe.
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Yet another solution to the question: What to do with all of those zucchini? Get the recipe.

5. Pickled Blueberries with Rosemary Sprigs

A makeover for your not-so-hot blueberries. Get the recipe.
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A makeover for your not-so-hot blueberries. Get the recipe.

6. Five-Spice Pickled Carrots

Just looking at these pretty carrots makes me want to eat them. Get the recipe.
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Just looking at these pretty carrots makes me want to eat them. Get the recipe.

7. Bread & Butter Pickles

Your next meal's bread & butter. Get the recipe.
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Your next meal's bread & butter. Get the recipe.

8. Pickled Watermelon Radishes

A great discovery, an even better pickle, and what to do with your latest C.S.A haul. Get the recipe.
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A great discovery, an even better pickle, and what to do with your latest C.S.A haul. Get the recipe.

9. Sweet Pickled Chipotles, Just Like the Pilgrims Ate

This beats your usual chipotle order. Get the recipe.
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This beats your usual chipotle order. Get the recipe.

10. Spicy Indian Mango Pickle

Put unripe mangoes to use. Get the recipe.
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Put unripe mangoes to use. Get the recipe.

11. Quick Pickled Apples

Your new autumn condiment, garnish, sandwich-topper, or snack. Get the recipe.
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Your new autumn condiment, garnish, sandwich-topper, or snack. Get the recipe.

12. Quick Hot Pickled Peppers

Red hot pickled peppers coming in a venue near you. Venue meaning your kitchen. Get the recipe.
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Red hot pickled peppers coming in a venue near you. Venue meaning your kitchen. Get the recipe.

13. Spicy, Savory & Sweet Watermelon Rind Pickles

The way to preserve the watermelon scraps you aren't eating anyway -- and keep them all year long. Get the recipe.
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The way to preserve the watermelon scraps you aren't eating anyway -- and keep them all year long. Get the recipe.

14. Pickled Ginger

Pickled ginger steps out of wasabi's overbearing shadow. Get the recipe.
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Pickled ginger steps out of wasabi's overbearing shadow. Get the recipe.

15. Gingered Beet Pickles

Preserve summer's bounty. Get the recipe.
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Preserve summer's bounty. Get the recipe.

16. Pickled Peas

Easy peasy. Get the recipe.
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Easy peasy. Get the recipe.

17. Giardiniera (Italian Pickled Vegetables)

A new addition to your antipasto platter. Get the recipe.
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A new addition to your antipasto platter. Get the recipe.

18. Pickled Strawberry Jam

Pickles and jam walk down the aisle. Get the recipe.
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Pickles and jam walk down the aisle. Get the recipe.

Riddley Gemperlein-Schirm contributed to this post. For more, visit Food52.

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