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11 Pickle-able Foods That Will Make You Want To Start Pickling

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1. Watermelon Radishes

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Who said pickling had to be sour? Sweeten up a long, lazy Sunday by jarring some of these East Asian roots. Heads-up: the "watermelon" thing is basically just a reference to its color.

2. Walnuts

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Amanda Slater / CC BY-SA http://2.0 / Flickr: pikerslanefarm

An English delicacy, pickled walnuts are said to exist because English summers don't always lend themselves to fully grown walnut crop. How do you save a half-baked walnut? Pickle it.

3. Cheese

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Like cheese itself, pickled cheese is simple and splendid. Feta and goat cheese are popular choices, but this Middle Eastern / Eastern European snack can be made with many other types.

4. Peas

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Andrea Nguyen / CC By http://2.0 / Flickr: andrea_nguyen

Snow peas are simple, and pickled snow peas are a simple way to spice up your salad. They're also great paired with chicken.

5. Beets and Eggs

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You may not like green eggs (and ham), but red eggs are bomb and tangy. Investing two days in a hard-boiled egg has never been more worth it.

6. Green Beans (Dilly Beans)

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Often called "dilly beans," these snappy legumes are made much better after months of sitting next to hot peppers.

7. Mango

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Of the fruit-pickling opportunities, mango is the tangiest and most fun. It's a popular condiment for Indian dishes and takes about four to seven days to pickle.

8. Jalapeños

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Colloquially known as "Cowboy Candy," this pickling job does the opposite of most. It takes the savory spicy and turns it sweet.

9. Pumpkin

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Instead of smashing pumpkins, try jarring them. If pumpkin spice is your everything, be sure to try pumpkin chutney.

10. Tomatoes

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Like all pickle recipes, pickled tomatoes provide a great way to store a seasonal food. Smash up the sour tomato to make for a very unique ketchup substitute.

11. And of course, transforming a classic cucumber is still ~livin' on the edge~

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See the fruits of your labor become the sour, acidic masterpieces of your desire.

Pickling could be your next thing. Or maybe it's the Yoga 3 Pro 2 in 1 Laptop by Lenovo. IT TRANSFORMS TOO!