Surprising Foods You Didn’t Know You Could Pickle

Foods you can pickle: beets
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Pickling is by far the best way to enjoy veggies all year long, and you’ll be surprised to hear that you can pickle so much more than just cucumbers. Pickling is getting more popular by the day since it adds a new level of flavor and depth to whichever food you’re doing it to. Read on to find out what are some surprising foods you can use for pickling.


Pickled shrimp is a specialty that most people haven’t heard of, even though it’s super delicious and makes a perfect appetizer.

Watermelon Rind

Don’t throw away that watermelon rind, because this green outer layer of a watermelon is completely edible and actually very tasty. Watermelon rind is a great source of fiber that you can pickle and serve as appetizer.


Avocado pickles is one of the latest food trends that you can easily make at home if you have some underripe avocados in your kitchen that you don’t know how to use.

Cherry Tomatoes

Pickling cherry tomatoes is the perfect way to preserve this veggie and enjoy it all year long.


Beets are very healthy and packed with nutrients and pickled beets are also great for improving digestion, so make sure to give this veggie a try.