Quick Refrigerator Pickles

These quick refrigerator pickles can be made with your current vegetable or fruit haul! We've got a list of vegetables and fruits that are perfect for pickling. Bonus: The refrigerator pickles only take 15 minutes of hands-on time.

Quick Refrigerator Pickles
Photo: Jacob Fox
Hands On Time:
15 mins
Chill Time:
1 day
Total Time:
1 day 15 mins
2 cups


  • cup white wine vinegar or cider vinegar

  • 1 tablespoon honey or sugar

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 4 cup vegetable or fruit options

  • 2 tablespoon chopped fresh chives, basil, parsley, or dill weed or 2 tsp. chopped fresh thyme (optional)


  1. In a medium bowl combine vinegar, honey, and salt. Gently stir in your vegetables or fruit choices. Cover and chill at least 24 hours or up to 7 days, stirring occasionally. If using, stir in herbs before serving.


*green beans, trimmed (blanch 1 minute)
*carrots, peeled and sliced (blanch 1 minute)
*radishes, trimmed and sliced
*cucumbers, thinly sliced (peeled, if desired)
*zucchini and/or summer squash, thinly sliced
*asparagus, trimmed (blanch 1 minute)
*cauliflower, cut into 1 inch florets (blanch 1 minute)
*sweet bell peppers, seeded and sliced
*strawberries, hulled and sliced or quartered
*peaches, pitted, peeled, and sliced
*seedless grapes, halved


Use a slotted spoon to serve quick pickles to top crostini, layer in grilled cheese sandwiches, add to a cocktail, or stir into a grain salad.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

9 Calories
2g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 9
% Daily Value *
Sodium 9mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 2g 1%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 3.4mg 17%
Calcium 10mg 1%
Iron 0.3mg 2%
Potassium 59mg 1%
Folate, total 9.1mcg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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