Can You Pickle Frozen Vegetables?
Pickling is an age-old process for preserving and flavoring a variety of foods that has been around for centuries. While traditionally pickling involves preserving foods in a vinegar-based brine, it is becoming increasingly popular to pickle frozen vegetables. Yes, this is possible – and it can open up new possibilities for adding flavor to your favorite meals!
How To Pickle Frozen Vegetables
Pickling frozen vegetables is a surprisingly simple process that starts with prepping the vegetables for their pickling bath. Be sure to defrost your frozen vegetables before attempting to pickle them, as this will allow them to become more porous and better absorbed the pickling liquid.
Once the vegetables are defrosted, creating the pickling liquid is the next step to pickling your frozen veggies. Pickling liquid traditionally involves white vinegar and seasonings like sugar, bay leaves, peppercorns and merrano chili peppers.
Once the pickling solution is prepared, it’s time to add the defrosted vegetables to the vinegar and let them sit for at least 24 hours to pickle.
What To Do After Pickling?
Once the pickling process is complete, you can enjoy the pickled vegetables in a variety of ways! Here are some of our favorite ideas:
- As a Topping: Pickled vegetables make great toppers for sandwiches, burgers, and salads.
- As a salad: Try adding some pickled vegetables to classic green salads as a flavorful addition.
- As a snack: Enjoy pickled vegetables as a delicious snack all on their own, or served with bread and cheese.
- On tacos: Pickled veggies make a great topping for tacos, adding a tangy flavor and crunchy texture.
Pickling frozen vegetables is a great way to add flavor to a variety of dishes without having to wait for the pickling process to complete. Try it today and see what new flavors you can create!