Making pickles at home can be a real headache. We sought an easier way.
Why This Recipe Works
Making your own quick pickles is fun and easy and can take as little as a few hours from start to finish. Most quick pickles begin with a brine of vinegar, salt, sugar, and seasonings. Starting with seasoned rice vinegar eliminated the guesswork, since it is already seasoned with a balanced amount of each. We bring the brine, flavored with garlic, peppercorns, and red pepper flakes, to a simmer, pour it over a mixture of cauliflower, celery, and carrot in a Mason jar, and then let the mixture cool completely. After a 3-hour refrigeration (or longer if possible), the pickles are ready to devour.