Cucumbers pickled with dill are not the only pickle, says Paulustrious. Julienned carrots and radishes are particularly good pickled in a vinegar solution with some sugar, herbs, and “a few dollops of some fish sauce,” says Paulustrious.

corneygirl likes to pickle hot peppers in cider vinegar and brine, and adds that green beans are great pickled with dried red pepper, garlic, and fresh dill. LNG212 makes pickled grape tomatoes in white wine vinegar with garlic and rosemary.

Paulustrious also pickles certain vegetables by fermenting: “Put them in a brine solution and leave them to ferment and acidify. Cabbage would be the prime ingredient. Carrots and daikon another.”

Check out CHOW’s Make Your Own Preserves story for more pickling ideas and tips.

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