How to Make Homemade Pickles (Page 2)

Step 1: Prepare Vegetables

Step 1: Prepare Vegetables

Prepare vegetables. Blanch (briefly cook in boiling water), if necessary. Check the prepping instructions here to see which vegetables benefit from blanching before pickling. To Blanch: Bring 16 cups of water per pound of prepped vegetables to a boil in a large pot. Add the vegetables, cover, return to a boil and cook for 2 minutes (cook beets for 5 minutes). Transfer the vegetables to a large bowl of ice water to cool; drain.

Step 2: Divide Vegetables »

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