Assortment of glass jars filled with pickled vegetables
Quick Pickling Wilting Veggies Is The Simple Hack To Bring Them Back To Life
By Laura Zbinden
One of the best ways to bring your wilting veggies back to life is to quick pickle them. This method of preservation revives vegetables in a tangy vinegar brine.
Quick pickling adds vibrant flavor while also improving the texture of the vegetables. You can pickle almost anything on-hand, from red cabbage to green tomatoes.
While pickling veggies won't fully restore their crispness, the fermentation process will lend a bit of brightness and tang while extending their life for up to a week in your fridge.
You'll need salt, sugar, vinegar, and a container — like a mason jar. Submerge the veggies in the brine for anywhere from 10 minutes up to 3 days, and then they'll be ready to eat.
Pickled veggies can be used in dishes for a bright zing of flavor or as an accompanying side dish. Pickled red onions and carrots are well-suited sandwiches, salads, and tacos.